Sunday, 4 December 2011
Joe 90: Episode 4 - Operation McClaine
"Give him the scalpel. If you don't, the next bullet
will go straight through your patient's head."
Joe dons the mantel of a brilliant brain surgeon,
and carries out an operation which saves a man's life.
Maurice Estoral, one of the world's most famous writers, is facing a major brain operation, but the Specialist, Dr. Emil Kados, is seriously injured when the plane bringing him from Switzerland to England crashes.
The news reaches Professor McClaine, who is very concerned to save the life of the eminent Writer and fears that the less experienced Dr. Blakemore, who will now have to carry out the operation will not be able to succeed. He and Joe therefore pay a secret visit to the unconscious Dr. Kados to collect his brain pattern, which in turn, is transferred to Joe. Because it is obvious that the hospital would not permit a nine year old boy to operate, Mac himself receives the brain pattern of a WIN agent and accompanies Joe.
The patient is wheeled in to the operating theatre and Mac makes the dramatic move. He holds the hospital staff at gun point while Joe carries through the difficult operation. It is a triumphant success, but how can the secret be kept? Mac manages this by pointing out to the hospital staff that they will have to take the credit. After all, who would believe them if they said a nine-year old boy had carried out such an operation?