Synopsis: Virgil attempts to rescue a mining crew trapped inside a glacier, but the scientist in charge refuses to leave.
Review: This story throws much of the focus on Virgil and Thunderbird 2.
When international rescue receive what should be a fairly standard rescue Virgil is packed off with TB2 while the remainder of Tracy island begin preparations for his surprise Birthday party.
Virgil thinking that everyone has forgot isn’t to impressed and grudgingly goes ahead with his mission, which turns out to be far less straightforward than he first imagines.
While initiating the rescue Virgil bumps heads with a scientist who is insistent on going deeper into the glacier in order to get a sample of a chemical, which could save the life of his daughter and lots of other people like her. Upon learning the scientists motive for endangering his own life for the sake of a child Virgil agrees to help.
The CGI in this episode is particularly good. I really enjoyed seeing Thunderbird 2 land on an icescape and seeing the loose snow move and swirl around as TB2 came in for landing and took off again.
The story is pretty straight forward and easy to get lost in, which makes this one of my favorite episodes thus far in the series. That said there haven’t really been any bad episodes yet on this series.
Only criticism is. I didn’t really like Virgil missing his own birthday party, but do understand why the writer felt the need to have this as the episodes ending.
- Thunderbird 2 landing in snow.
- Virgil missing his own party
- Voice Acting10
- CGI and Models10
- Incidental Music9.0