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All This and Gargantua-2
July 14, 2013
Orig. Airdate January 19, 2015
Writer(s) Jackson Publick Doc Hammer
Director Jackson Publick
Production # S04
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The episode begins with The Revenge Society, with new members Radical Left and Zero now in their ranks, planning their attack on the space station Gargangua-2. They plan to rob the station as they are in desperate need of funds. Meanwhile, the members of Team Venture (Dr. Thaddeus Venture is not invited, but Scamp, the [dead] dog is) have been invited by Jonas Venture Jr. to the grand opening of the station, which has the world's first outer space casino and hotel. Brock Samson and Amber Gold are also heading to the station in a secret mission in order to protect the station from The Investors. It is revealed that JJ made some kind of a deal with The Investors in exchange for help building the station.

The Monarch, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, and Henchman 21 arrive at The Monarch's childhood home, which the trio assume to have previously occupied by squatters - in fact, it was the Revenge Society). DMT Monarch is then immediately summoned by The Sovereign. However, other members of the The Council of 13 are slowly being killed off one-by-one in secret. This mass death count alerts the O.S.I. who bring up the council on screen and find that the only members left are Sovereign, Mommy Longlegs, Dr. Phineas Phage, Monseñor, DMT Monarch, Dr. Z Dragoon and Red Mantle. (Their outdated list still includes the long-dead Clue Clown, and not Phage or DMT Monarch.) They are then told the latter three had slipped from an agent's sight the same morning. General Gathers concludes that the Sovereign has become aware the O.S.I. are closing in on them and tells his men to determine the location of the remaining members. At the Council meeting, the remaining Council members are confused to as to where the other members are just as the Sovereign arrives and shocks them by stating that he wishes to attack Gargantua-2 and kill everyone on board. It is later revealed that Sovereign is actually in league with Phantom Limb, unbeknownst to the both the council and the other members of The Revenge Society.

After feeling that he has been treated unfairly aboard the space station, Dr. Venture leaves the casino to find JJ in order to chastise him for his poor accommodations, however this is cut short when JJ reveals that he has cancer and is dying. This shocks Dr. Venture, and in a rare moment between the two, he embraces his younger brother. This moment is interrupted, when it is revealed that members of JJ's staff have found something odd floating around in space near the space station. Come to find out, this object is none other than General Treister, who has somehow survived being shot out into space but now reduced to a frozen state. They see that his vitals are not looking good and prepare to pull the plug before the heart monitor starts beating rapidly and Treister comes to, and mistakenly refers to JJ and Master Billy Quizboy as "little green men" who have fixed his prostate cancer. Brock spots The Investors and attempts to attack, but The Pirate Captain informs Brock that The Investors are invited guests, whereas Brock and Amber are not, and have the two thrown in the station's holding cells (The Investors speak for the first time ever, with thick, Hungarian accents á la Bela Lugosi.)

Meanwhile, The Monarch finds blueprints of Gargantua-2 in his home, and after realizing that it was Phantom Limb who was occupying his home and also that Limb plans to infiltrate Gargantua-2, immediately plans to head to the space station himself. He and 21 travel to The Venture Compound and steal Dr. Venture's rocket, which has an autopilot to Gargantgua 1. Monarch also leaves a trail of gasoline near the rocket's launch pad, igniting flames in the shape of the Monarch logo, which spread throughout the entire compound. Sergeant Hatred and The Order of the Triad attempt to put out the fire, but the flames get out of control and they can only watch as the Venture Compound burns to the ground. (The fire department arrives, but the trucks are destroyed by the Venture laser defenses.) Meanwhile, Sovereign attempts to murder the leftover council members, revealing it he who murdered the previous members. Monseñor is killed by being gassed in his chambers, while Mommy Longlegs is murdered by one of Sovereign's slaughterbots. The remaining council members (DMT Monarch and Phage) are rescued by Watch and Ward who are controlling the Sovereign's Diamond Dogs and calling themselves the Guild Resistance..

The Revenge Society finally make their move, holding up the various patrons of the casino at gunpoint, while Baron Ünderbheit and Zero begin taking the money from the vault. Phantom Limb makes it to the bridge, where he is confronted by The Investors. He tells them that the Soverign sent him on this mission, and one of them then deactivates the protective ray shield. As asteroids begin pelting Gargantua-2, Limb realizes that he has been double crossed by the Sovereign, who intends to kill everyone on the space station, including The Investors and The Revenge Society. After members of Team Venture and Rose Whalen (i.e. Triple Threat) attack the Revenge Society, Hank takes a key to the holding cells just in time to horrifyingly watch Brock snap Zero's neck, killing him. Dr. Venture, Dean, Treister, and JJ attempt to assist with the ray shield as Doc and Dean reengage the ray shield from the outside of the station manually, while being protected from meteoroids by Treister, who has been turned into a Hulk by the cosmic rays. Meanwhile, JJ notices a problem with the nuclear reactor

DMT Monarch and Phineas Phage are finally safe after traveling through a secret tunnel ending in a large lake. Phage flees, while it is revealed that DMT Monarch has been mortally shot. With nothing left to do, she confronts Sovereign in his lair. Sovereign initially takes the form of Jonas Venture Sr., before reverting to his Bowie form. He reveals his plans to murder the Council of 13 and The Investors, and also that he's not really David Bowie but "just some bloke who wanted to be anyone but himself". He then leaves DMT Monarch to die, but not before Watch and Ward enter the hideout to reveal that the hideout has a secret escape pod. Meanwhile, former Council members Dr. Z and Red Mantle/Dragoon meet with OSI leader Hunter Gathers to give up the Sovereign's location in exchange for full immunity.

Back on Gargantua-2, JJ informs the patrons that he is evacuating the space station, as he intends to fly the bridge with the reactor into space along with the help of hulk Treister. JJ gives a heartfelt goodbye to Doc and Dean, before flying the bridge further into space when it explodes, presumably dying in the explosion. Doc and Dean are rescued by Brock, and begin to head back to Earth. The Investors confront Dr. Killinger, who reveals that they are his "brothers" and calls them by their names Lips (Lipsch?), Caecius, and Skiron. He begins battling the three with his umbrella while they wield light-sabers. Meanwhile, the escape pod carrying DMT Monarch, Watch, and Ward crashes into the rocket carrying Monarch and Henchman 21, they all end up at 'Meteor Majeure', the hideout of the previous sovereign, Force Majeure, where Dr. Killinger and The Investors are also battling.

The OSI is investigating the escape tunnel outside Sovereign's lair when it explodes, causing Headshot to accidentally shoot into the air, and we hear the same eagle cry previously made by the Sovereign in eagle form, just before an eagle is seen dropping into the water. It is implied that this was the Sovereign being shot and killed. Meanwhile, One of the Investors has been crushed and another cut in half with a light-sabre.As The Monarch, 21 and DMT Monarch enter the room, we see that the Killinger-Investors battle has all been in their minds, and two Investors lie dead on the floor. When his concentration is broken by the Monarch (et al)'s entrance, the last Investor is killed by Killinger using his umbrella. Phantom Limb and Radical Left appear on the meteor via Fat Chance's "enigma hole". Dr. Killinger then reveals that the hideout has thirteen chairs, indicating that he plans on forming a new Council of 13.[End ?]

Fun Facts[edit]

  • Phantom Limb refers to Fat Chance and the other Revenge Society members as "Fat Albert and his junkyard gang". Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was the name of a cartoon series from the early '70s, created and voiced by Bill Cosby. The kids were typically known as the "junkyard gang".
  • Wild Fop states that the Sovereign "can be such the Queen Bitch when we're late". "Queen Bitch " is a song by David Bowie from the album Hunky Dory .
  • Hunter Gathers' statement "that big talking head is burning down the house!" is a reference to the song "Burning Down the House " by the band Talking Heads .
  • Hank's statement "Who runs Barter Town?" is a reference to the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgq4w4dqKsU
  • Amber Gold mentions feeling like She-Ra . She-Ra is the protagonist of the 1985 cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power .
  • The Sovereign, disguised as Henchman 21, mentions Alex, Sam, and Clover from Totally Spies! . Totally Spies! is an animated series that airs on Cartoon Network. The reference is far too forced and specific - not something 21 would say, but something someone imitating 21 would say.
  • Watch mentions being stuck in a cart playing Red Dead Redemption. Red Dead Redemption is an open world, western action-adventure video game released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in 2010.
  • In a game of 20 Questions with Henchman 21, The Monarch guesses the names Criss Angel and Doug Henning, before correctly guessing Lance Burton. All three are famous magicians.
  • The Investors battle Dr. Killinger with Star Wars light-sabers.
  • Watch and Ward make a reference to the game show Hollywood Squares and celebrity square Shadow Stevens.
  • In the episode's epilogue, The Pirate Captain plays a rendition of the Crash Test Dummies song, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm ".
  • JJs' tombstone bears a plaque similar to those placed on Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft.
  • Brock tells Amber that only spies play Baccarat - the game preferred by James Bond.
  • During the casino heist, Baron Ünderbheit is carrying a Klingon batleth from Star Trek.
  • A freegan is someone who rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods.
Voice Talent
James Urbaniak Dr. Venture
Jonas Venture Jr.
Phantom Limb
Bowie Sovereign
Patrick Warburton Brock Samson
Michael Sinterniklaas Dean Venture
OSI Soldiers
Security Guard
Chris McCulloch Hank Venture
The Monarch
Action Man
Col. Gentleman
Sgt. Hatred
Col. Hunter Gathers
Dr. Henry Killinger
Sovereign Head
Dragoon
Dr. Z
Watch
Pirate Captain
Doc Hammer Dr. Mrs. The Monarch
Henchman 21
Billy Quizboy
Shore Leave
Rose Whalen
Ward
Investor 1
Red Mantle
Dermott
Stephen Colbert Professor Impossible
James Adomian Phineas Phage
Lawyer
Mia Barron Sally Impossible
Paul Boocock Jonas Venture Sr.
Paget Brewster Amber Gold
Mommy Longlegs

John K. Hodgman Snoopy
Investor 2
Toby Huss General Treister
Larry Murphy Monseñor
Don Hell's Bouncer
Newscaster
Charles Parnell Jefferson Twilight
Steven Rattazzi Dr. Orpheus
Brendon Small Hector
Swifty
T. Ryder Smith Baron Underbheit
Investor 3
Dana Snyder The Alchemist



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