Synopsis: Somebody is planning an assassination attempt on the President of the Navy – is it Alphonse? Is it Trent? Is it “Edroid”, the new NTSF:SD:SUV cyborg created by Daisy? Well, it certainly isn’t Rebecca Romijn.
Details: Now that Comic-Con is over and the resulting harrowing removal and transport of the vicious Comic-Con convicts to San Jose has taken place, the staff at NTSF:SD:SUV can get on with their normal assignments like protecting the President of the Navy [Rob Riggle – “The Daily Show”] from assassination and curing him of his high decibel profanity-spewing problem.
However, who will be available to provide this assassination-proof security is up in the air at the beginning of the episode because Trent is returning from vacation in Hawai’i [where he has been training killer dolphins] and has adopted the islands’ swaying laid-back style while the next logical choice, Alphonse, has returned from a trip to the scenic “Caves of Yemen” where he clearly was not brainwashed/programmed [wink-wink] to kill the President of the Navy. That only leaves Daisy [Karen Gillan] to create a cyborg called the “Edroid” [Ed Helms] to do the job. Edroid was created when former lab assistant [Eddie] thought to be killed in a previous episode was combined, through the use of modern unexplained technology, with mechanical parts to make a robotic human who retains emotions and possesses no amazing superpowers [or dance moves] but can ferret out potential assassins.
With Trent obviously exhibiting a far too laid-back persona, Kove has been left no choice but to deduct that he has been brainwashed/trained to assassinate the POTN – and begins surveillance proceedings to stop Trent from carrying out what she thinks is his mission. Meanwhile, with everybody continuing to be astonished and distracted by Trent’s behavior change, Alphonse is goes about his business collecting information and tools necessary to carry out his mission.
Meanwhile, the POTN is unable to stop the unrelenting stream of profanity that comes out of his mouth in a constant bleep – which proved problematic for his commencement speech at the “University of Southern San Diego” – and forced him to be taken to a British speech therapist [Hobson Chipps] under the ruse that he was going to a hot wing eating/wet t-shirt contest.
Kove eventually captures Trent, thinking he is the assassin, only to have Sam and Edroid foil the plot and stop Alphonse from carrying through with his assassination attempt on the POTN. Trent’s island music then calms and distracts the POTN, allowing to re-deliver his commencement speech to the USSD students mostly profanity-free…
The Poop and Skinny: The nonexistent University of Southern San Diego gets its first on-screen mention as does the illustrious Travis Barker School of Music, where the POTN undergoes his language therapy.
Travis Barker is the drummer for alt-rock band Blink 182.
Edroid may be re-programmed as a sex robot for the military.
Paka’a is the Hawai’ian god of the wind [and inventor of the sail].
Has the “Blow Plane Up” button already been removed from NTSF:SD:SUV headquarters?
NTSF:SD:SUV opening disclaimer – “Tonight’s episode of “NTSF:SD:SUV” ain’t afraid of no ghosts – which is grammatically means we aren’t afraid of people” Although, ironically [or perhaps on purpose] grammatically, TZ is not sure if they are referring to the episode itself or people creating the episode or people appearing in the episode who/which is not afraid of the ghost/people.
The episode makes pop cultural scene references to “Robocop” [Edroid], “The King’s Speech” [Hobson Chipps] and “Ghostbusters” [disclaimer] – but, alas, no on-screen reference to the original “Hawai’i Five-O” to back up its title. Jack Lord’s hair may have just flipped in its grave.