Season 1 Episode 7

The Escape

Aired Unknown Oct 20, 1998 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

The Escape
The Animorphs discover that a certain type of oatmeal is a stimulant to the Yeerks, and they are unable to crontrol their hosts' actions. However, the usage of this "drug" also affects the hosts, but the Animorphs know they must use this advantage to inflict some serious damage upon the Yeerk pool.moreless

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  • Good if you haven't read the books.

    This episode is a good Animorphs episode. The characters interact well with each other, the human-version of Ax is very funny, and the storyline is interesting. But in terms of being true to the books, this episode leaves any avid Animorph fan a little disappointed. The most interesting parts of the book, which involve a lot of morphing, are all watered down and done in human form. One of the most intense scenes in the book is entering the mental hospital through roach morph, but Marco and Rachel just disguise themselves as doctors? Come on. Then they just walk into the fast food restaurant instead of going through as flies...and they aren't even morphed into anything when they first go into the Yeerk Pool. One of the problems with this series is the lack of morphs and morphing that occurs in the episodes. Besides that, this episode is fairly decent.moreless
  • Great episode one of the Best!!

    The best Episode All the whole TV show When Rachel.Marco and Ax were at a restaurant Ax was eating a shake Like a freak till they see this guy going nuts for oatmeal. He said He had a Yeerk in his head and the cops took him away. The Animorphs Find out his name is George Edelman and go to the hospital and He tells them that Yeerks HATE oatmeal and sometimes die from it. With this info they try to get in the yeerk pool when one way dose not work . They morph ferrets and dig in . They put Oatmeal in the pools killing yeerks. It was funny when they threw one at The Visser!! The one thing I don't get is Tobias (the Hawk) Got shot But In the next Episode they don't tell you how he was alive. But it was still a great Episode!moreless
Richard McMillan

Richard McMillan

George Edelman

Guest Star

Eugene Lipinski

Eugene Lipinski

Visser Three/Victor Trent

Recurring Role

Paulo Costanzo

Paulo Costanzo


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • According to the Animorphs books, Hork-Bajir are unwillingly slaves of the Yeerks. In this episode, a human-controller presents a Hork-Bajir with his Yeerk removed to Visser Three in order to test a machine that will detect any creature without a Yeerk in it's brain. It seems strange that the now-freed Hork-Bajir would stand so still and calm after being infested for so long, not putting up any sort of fight and going along with the Yeerk instructions.

    • Going into the Yeerk pool unmorphed revealed their faces to the Controllers. Even if it was dark, they should at least known Marco's face since that Controller fired at him in plain sight.

    • After Marco hit the Hork-Bajir in the face with the oatmeal balloon, how did the lackey miss him? Marco was standing still and the lackey had a clear view but still managed to miss the shot.

    • Why would the 2 lackeys be scared of a lion when they both have Dracon beams? Shouldn't they be more afraid of what Visser Three will do to them knowing that they let one of the "Andalites" escape?

    • How did Tobias get into the Yeerk pool? The other Animorphs can go as ferrets but it's doubtful that Tobias as a hawk would squirm through that little ferret hole to get inside the Yeerk pool.

    • It's hard to believe that Ax doesn't know what "throw" means. Even if Andalites are a lot more advanced than humans, they should still know the word "throw."

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jake: Tobias, keep watch.
      Tobias: Like a hawk.

    • Chip: Hi and welcome to Tom's Burgers; my name is Chip and I'm proud to be your server today here at Tom's Burgers, home of the big Tom burger and the Tom-Tom fries. Hi, my name is Chip, how may I help you today? (smiles)
      Rachel: We'd like four cheeseburgers, hold the cheese.
      Chip: (smile falters) Hold the cheese?
      Rachel: Hold the cheese.
      Chip: (gestures towards the side where the Yeerk pool entrance is, watches the gang walk away, then turns back to a customer) Hi, my name is Chip.

    • Marco: I can't believe oatmeal is our secret weapon.
      Jake: No kidding. I mean, any battle involving oatmeal is not going to be historic. Take Gettysburg. There was no major oatmeal involvement.
      Marco: World War II. Neither side used oatmeal.
      Jake: Was it Oatmeal-Storm? No.

    • Jake: We have to go back to the Yeerk pool.
      Marco: I don't know, dude. I should wait like, 30 minutes, cause I just ate, you know?

    • Jake: Alright, let's check on it, but only a couple of us. To be safe.
      Marco: I'm in.
      Rachel: I'm in.
      (Everyone looks at Marco.)
      Marco: Just once I had to say "I'm in" before Rachel did.

    • Rachel: We're not supposed to change for selfish reasons. Even the opening of Planet Hollywood.
      Marco: Ah-nold will be there.
      Ax: Who is this Ah-nold? Is he from the planet of Hollywood?
      Marco: Ax, get a clue. You know he's never gonna understand our culture?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Superman

      "At least we know that oatmeal's a kryptonite for Yeerks."

      This alludes to the Kryptonite in the Superman tales, which can be used to kill Superman, who has no other weakness.