Eileen Chesis (Nancy)
- Brian Byers (Steve)
Steve and his girlfriend Nancy love mountain climbing,
bird watching and scuba diving. Steve likes to go ahead without
thinking and thinks safety precautions a bothersome hassle. He
and Nancy go to Rocky Point to see an eagle's nest. Steve wants
to get closer to the nest and get a picture, so he takes out
a frayed rope to climb down with, despite Nancy's concerns. He
lowers the rope and climbs down to the next, but as he climbs
back up, the rope starts to unravel and he falls to the bottom
of the hill.
Steve asks Nancy to get help because he cannot
hold on much longer and she comes face to face with Isis, who
was watching from a distance. The goddess uses her powers to
retrieve and repair the rope, which she throws down to Steve
so he can climb back to safety. Isis reminds Steve that he should
know better than to take such chances and the teen promises to
think better next time.
Apparently, Steve hasn't really taken Isis' words
to heart because he quickly tires about Mr. Mason's safety lectures
in the diving club. He feels like Rick is a broken record who
worries too much. Rick, on the other hand, feels Steve is too
impetuous and is headed for real danger. Cindy repeats these
concerns to Nancy, but when she tells Steve, he's still convinced
that safety is a waste of time.
At the next scuba diving club meeting, Mr. Mason
tells the group that they have to have a diving partner before
they can participate, as a safety measure. Nancy is late, so
when everyone else prepares to go, Rick tells Steve he cannot
go until Nancy, who is his partner, arrives. In a display of
anger, Steve throws down his air tank and, unbeknownst to him,
if develops a puncture, causing the air to leak out gradually.
Tired of being left behind and feeling the whole
idea of partners unnecessary, Steve decides to dive alone.
Shortly after, the rest of the diving party return
to find Nancy alone. Rick immediately deduces that Steve has
ignored his instruction and went out into the lake alone, so
Rick and the other divers go back out to search while Nancy attempts
to locate the Lake Patrol.
Back in the water, Steve gets stuck in a coral
reef and cannot budge. His air supply continues to deplete.
Along the road, Nancy passes by Andrea's car and
tells her what has happened. When Nancy leaves, Andrea becomes
Isis and takes flight to the lake.
At the lake, the divers return without having found
Steve as they are almost out of air, so Isis goes under to search
for Steve herself. She discovers Steve just as his air has run
out, so she gives him the spare tank she was carrying and frees
him from his watery shackles and brings him to shore.
Steve has finally seen the error of his ways, but
Mr. Mason, upset that Steve put himself in harms way, is determined
to kick the lad out of the club. After speaking with Cindy and
Andrea about the situation, Rick finally relents and allows the
boy back in the club, but on a trial basis. Although his lesson
was hard-learned, Steven now admits that all the rules he kept
nagging about were for good reasons.
Synopsis by Dex Goor