This episode begins another two-part arc on the Nautilus--a trip to Captain Nemo's secret base in the frozen region Antarctica. Everyone is appalled at this, except Jean, who is quite excited to be voyaging to the South Pole. We also get to witness Nadia starting to become jealous of Jean when his attention drifts to Electra; she does not yet understand, until Episode 20, that Jean and Electra's relationship is platonic and poses no threat to their own.
The first half of this episode is pretty slow and uneventful. However, things pick up midway when the Nautilus, en route to Antarctica, gets attacked by a deadly shellfish--an obvious nod to a similar situation in the original Jules Verne story. The face-off between the creature is thrillingly paced and culminates with a hang on to the edge of your seat encounter with an undersea volcano. With patience, this episode providves solid entertainment.moreless