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An Inside Job
Season 02, Episode 10
Dr. Blight Inside (25)
Dr. Blight holding her "Micro Planeteers"
Air date November 16, 1991
Written by Paul Dell
Steven Weiss
Episode guide
The Big Clam-Up
The Fine Print

An Inside Job is the tenth episode in the second season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Main Characters[]

The main characters featured in this episode are:

Minor Characters[]

Plot Synopsis[]

The Planeteers investigate an illegal dumping site headed by Dr. Blight and Sly Sludge. After the Planeteers, minus Kwame, capture Sludge (after abandoning Blight to save himself), they get shrunken down in their EcoSub by Dr. Blight's shrink ray, then later accidentally drunk down by Kwame. Once Kwame detains Blight, he becomes shocked that she tells him that he drank his own friends. Unfortunately, the water he drank was contaminated, causing him to become sick. The other Planeteers must now fight off the parasites invading Kwame's body as well as try to return to their normal sizes.

Episode Summary[]

The episode opens with a female EDA agent coming to the illegal dumping site run by Dr. Blight and Sly Sludge. She presents the two a few microscope images of bacteria and parasites that were found in the contaminated sewage, as well as a court order form. Dr. Blight then shrinks the agent while she isn't looking and Sly grabs her, puts her in a jar and sets her on a shelf all the other shrunken agents who have also been imprisoned in jars.

Planeteer Alerts[]

First Planeteer Alert

Gaia: People upstream dump wastes into rivers and lakes without thinking about the people downstream.
Gi: Just because water looks clear doesn't mean it's safe to drink.
Kwame: Water can contain all sorts of microscopic organisms.
Wheeler: Once inside you, they can make you really sick.
Linka: So never dump your waste into lakes or rivers.
Ma-Ti: And if you have any doubts about drinking water, boil it first.
Captain Planet: The power is yours!

Second Planeteer Alert

Captain Planet: What's the problem, Planeteers?
Wheeler: It's acid rain, Cap! Those factories burning coal and polluting the air are a real menace.
Ma-Ti: When the air pollution mixes with the clouds and then rains, it can destroy forests.
Gi: As well as leak into drinking water and kill fish and other wildlife.
Linka: Write a letter to your congress-person to support our environmental laws.
Captain Planet: The power is yours!

Significant Moments and Facts[]

  • Meg Ryan was still credited only for playing Doctor Blight in the credits, although it was Mary Kay Bergman who played her in this episode. Making Mary Kay Bergman unlisted in the credits.


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