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Dia de Los Dangerous!

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate – August 7, 2004

The Venture family are in for a wild ride when they take a trip to Tijuana. When Hank and Dean find themselves kidnapped by The Monarch, their father Dr. Venture is thrown into deep water as he must rely on Brock and H.E.L.P.eR., their robot assistant, to save them from the Monarch’s clutches and retrieve his stolen kidney – all while the Monarch attempts to deal with his own unresolved issues of abandonment through bonding with the two boys. It’s an action-packed adventure as one man confronts his past while another strives to save his sons!

Check out our full season recap of this episode here.

Careers in Science

Written by Doc Hammer & Ben Edlund
Original Airdate: August 14, 2004

The Venture Family must travel to space to repair an orbiting space station that Dr. Venture’s father built in the 1970s, but a mysterious space phantom could be haunting the station! This gets even more intense as Brock’s presence adds heat to an already tense romantic relationship between the station’s two officers.

Home Insecurity

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: August 21, 2004

To protect the Venture compound while Brock is on his yearly mountain survival sabbatical, Dr. Venture builds a panic room and a robotic bodyguard–which are soon put to the test when both the Monarch’s and Baron Ünderbheit’s henchmen choose the same night to launch attacks. While the supervillains bicker over who has dibs on Dr. Venture, Brock is busy befriending the strangest couple in the Cascadian mountains, and H.E.L.P.eR. runs away in a fit of jealousy.

The Incredible Mr. Brisby

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: August 28, 2004

Dr. Venture is offered a job by theme park owner and cartoon magnate Roy Brisby, who won’t take no for an answer in his quest for worldwide entertainment dominance. Meanwhile, the boys are given the Patty Hearst treatment by the Orange County Liberation Front, a group of militant suburbanites who want to take down Brisby’s empire. Brock enlists the aid of former lover and fellow superspy Molotov Cocktease to “mount” a rescue, but she may have her own agenda.

Eeney, Meeney, Miney… Magic!

Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 4, 2004

Dr. Venture’s new experiment has the entire family interested–not to mention trapped inside! The Ventures’ strange new neighbor, master of mysticism Dr. Orpheus, may be the only one who can help them escape. Meanwhile Dean falls for Dr. Orpheus’s teenaged daughter and Brock has an encounter with his old flame, Molotov Cocktease.

Ghosts of the Sargasso

Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 11, 2004

On a scientific expedition in the Bermuda Triangle, Doc’s experimental equipment awakens and possibly enrages the submerged ghost of Major Tom, a test pilot who crashed in an experimental aircraft designed by Doc’s father. While there, the Venture’s hydrofoil is hijacked by a group of fake ghost pirates who’ve been stranded in the Sargasso since Jesus Jones was popular.

Ice Station – Impossible!

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: September 18, 2004

Dr. Venture, Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy are invited to take part in a top secret government think tank run by supergenius Professor Impossible (coincidentally their former college professor), but Doc’s life is in jeopardy once he learns the dark secrets of Impossible’s sequestered family. Meanwhile, Hank has become a walking time bomb thanks to a stolen Cold War serum, and Brock and Dean are in a race against the clock to save him.

Mid-Life Chrysalis

Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 25, 2004

The Monarch sends Dr. Girlfriend undercover to seduce Dr. Venture in order to inject him with a body-altering serum. Meanwhile, Brock is deeply depressed to learn his secret agent license to kill has expired, but the boys are hell-bent on helping him cram for his government exam.

Are you there, God? It’s Me, Dean

Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 2, 2004

The Monarch finally has the Venture family right where he wants them–hanging upside down above the Amazon river! But his victory is postponed when Dean suffers a strange ailment: according to the bylaws of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, a temporary truce must be called in order to get Dean medical attention, so Brock and Hank are held as collateral. Doc calls on his friends, Master Billy Quizboy and Pete White, to help Dean with his mysterious ailment.

Tag Sale – You’re It!

Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 9, 2004

Always short on cash, Dr. Venture decides to unload some of his father’s old scientific equipment in a huge yard sale that attracts fellow scientists and super-villains alike. Everyone is supposed to be on their best behavior, but the Monarch can’t resist the temptation to wreak havoc once he finds himself inside the “belly of the beast”…and in desperate need of a bathroom.

Past Tense

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: October 16, 2004

When Brock and Dr. Venture are kidnapped from the funeral of a college friend, the boys enlist the aid of the original Team Venture: a group of superscience adventurers who worked for their grandfather in the sixties. Meanwhile, the mysterious kidnapper reveals the secret of his twenty year old grudge through a series of flashbacks to when he, Brock, Doc, Baron Ünderbheit and Pete White were all in college together.

The Trial of the Monarch

Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 23, 2004

The Monarch is on trial for the one crime he may not have committed, under mysterious circumstances stemming from his bitter breakup with Dr. Girlfriend. The boys and Dr. Orpheus are forced to testify, but only Brock is aware that something far more sinister is afoot.

Return to Spider-Skull Island

Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 30, 2004

Dr. Venture finally learns the secret of his recurring nightmares when a stomach tumor turns out to be something far more sinister. In a fit of jealousy over their mistaken belief their father is pregnant, the boys run away from home. But their new found freedom is short lived once they run afoul of the law and land themselves in a “Scared Straight”-style outreach program headed by none other than the recently incarcerated Monarch.

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