Red Dwarf

Season 8 Episode 2

Back in the Red (2)

2
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 1999 on BBC Two
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
58 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Part 2 begins with Rimmer putting his plan into action. Get Rimmer Officerhood, Power and Eminence (GROPE for short) is in full swing as he sucks up to Captain Hollister using the confidential files Lister gave him. However Rimmer will not help Lister and the others escape until he is promoted. Lister secretly takes some of the Luck Virus and escapes from the holding cell and heads to find his compadres. Kryten is classified as a woman as he has no apparent genitalia and is put in with Kochanski. This won't last long as the engineers are planning to restore him to his factory settings. One thing he cannot do is say no to a superior officer and this event ultimately happens. Lister finds Kochanski and the Cat (who is being held in the medical bay while they try to figure out exactly what he is) and the three find the no-personality Kryten. To avoid detection they dress up as the Dibbley family using mop heads as wigs and big, ugly false teeth. Upon seeing the three in their ridiculous get-up, Kryten's files are corrupted almost instantly and he reverts to his usual self. While all this is going on, Rimmer is invited to dinner with the captain and some of the officers. He makes the mistake of taking some of the Sexual Magnetism virus beforehand and is led off with the female officers to have wild animal sex. Obviously Rimmer is worn out from all this and takes some anesthetic to cool down his nether regions. During dinner Hollister mentions that the Dwarfers' Trial is already happening as they are in a VR suite and their escape is part of the trial. While Lister, Kochanski, Cat and Kryten begin their escape (in their heads of course), Rimmer runs to the VR suite to stop them mentioning anything about him.

To Be Continued......moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Part 2

    8.2
    Rimmer (about Sexual Magnetism Virus): “I’m gonna be Colin Charisma with this stuff.”



    Being Part Two of the three parter, this is a bit of a filler. Not that it really matters. There are many enjoyable moments here such as Rimmer getting off with nearly every woman at the Captain’s table. The extended salute isn’t that funny and is very overrated however. Kryten being examined by the doctor is hilarious though (his head falling off and rolling down the corridor), as is Rimmer injecting his groin with a syringe just lying around then whacking it ridiculously with a hammer. Very funny.moreless
Kika Mirylees

Kika Mirylees

Dr. Karen Newton

Guest Star

Jemma Churchill

Jemma Churchill

Chief Engineer

Guest Star

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

Counsellor McClaren

Guest Star

Chris Barrie

Chris Barrie

Arnold Judas Rimmer

Recurring Role

Mac McDonald

Mac McDonald

Captain Hollister

Recurring Role

Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn

Data Doctor/Kryten (season 3-)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less
  • 10:00 pm
    48 Hours
    NEW
    CBS