Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Season 2 Episode 5

Cry Turmoil / Swat Kats Unplugged

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 1994 on
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Cry Turmoil / Swat Kats Unplugged
Cry Turmoil: A new villain, Turmoil, attempts to seize control of the skies over Megakat City and ransom their use for the "paltry sum" of $2 million in gold each week. Backing her up is the Omega Squadron, her own private air force comprised entirely of female pilots, as well as the Vertigo Beam, a powerful ray cannon that causes pilots to become disoriented and crash. Obviously the Swat Kats are having none of this nonsense. When T-Bone both outflies the Omega Squadron and successfully recovers from the effects of the Vertigo Beam, Turmoil is impressed. She attempts to persuade him to join her side, and, truly remarkably, he accepts; first, though, he must prove his loyalty... by killing Razor! Swat Kats Unplugged: Hard Drive is back, with a new Surge Coat, and this time he uses a new antiweapons scrambler stolen from Puma-Dyne to deactivate the Turbokat's weapon systems when they try to stop him from stealing a shipment of gold. Defenseless, the Swat Kats realize that they're going to have to outwit Hard Drive, who is doing his darndest to kill them while he's got the chance.moreless

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  • Feline Fatale

    This is another of my favorate episodes mainly because of the first story, the second one was typical stuff for me but enertaining all the same.

    What I liked about this episode other that the bad guys being all female (I wouldn't mind getting caught by them) but it was really in the interplay between both T-Bone and the Turmoil. The Turmoil character is not just one of the most meorable adversaries but is one of my favorate characters in the show. What can I say I'm always attracted to feme fatales and not just because of looks even though Turmoil is hot. But because of their personality their a bit more emotionally complicated

    she's bad but not evil, strong, independant, determined, arrogant though more on a quiet level, but also may'be a warmth inside her I don't know. Turmoil no doubt for me outdoes Callie and Ann whom both look good but personality wise I don't find interesting, it could just be me sweet girls like those two are not my cup of tea. Though my second favorate feme fatale in this show (another favorate character) is Felina, but she's another story.

    Anyway back to the jist of the manner, like I said I like seeing my favorate character T-Bone for once having emotional intimate interaction with someone of the opposite sex. Yeah I know there was interaction with the other but with Felina it's platonic, there was flertation with the other two but that wasn't going anywhere. Both have almost this noir like romance, where one of them would sometimes consist of a good guy falling in love with the bad girl or other way around. Both do make a good pair despite at opposite sides fo the spectrum. But their in lies the tragidy, because one or the other can only be on one side of the spectrum to be together or apart.

    The ending was a bit sad and for once I didn't really feel good that the good guys won and that was because it was an empty victory, T-Bone we see can't help but stay true to his code he lives by and has to do the right thing even though he doesn't like it knowing who it will cost him. The only shame of the episode was there was never a follow up to Turmoil (probably due to the fact this show was so damn short) which was too bad because I really felt more could of been done but oh well.

    Just like how T-Bone feels Turmoil is a feme fatale I'll never forget.moreless
  • You go Turmoil!!!

    There's something really special about this particular episode which has two contrasting segments of 11 minutes each. Maybe a full-length Turmoil story would have been better but somehow these two chapters fit well together. The chemistry between Turmoil and Chance really comes across and even as a kid you do know that it's extremely hot and growing up even more so. This episode is actually the closest you come to Swat Kat sex -- not that many of us haven't imagined it. There is something really hot about Turmoil that comes across as sexier than Anne Gora and Callie. Part two is really cool because its always been a lot about Jake's missiles and then they have to go low-tech to win -- it's a nice twist. All in all, an episode and a show ahead of its time.moreless
Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Callie Briggs

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

voice of Mayor Manx / Enforcer Sergeant

Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

voice of Razor (Jake Clawson)

Gary Owens

Gary Owens

voice of Commander Ulysses Feral

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

voice of Lt. Felina Feral

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

voice of Ann Gora

Nick Chinlund

Nick Chinlund


Guest Star

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Turmoil's Lieutenant

Guest Star

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Hard Drive

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • In Alkatraz prison Turmoil is wearing blue pants. In the scene where she's tearing T-Bone's letter apart, her pants are the same color as her fur

    • In Alkatraz prison on the letter from T-Bone Turmoil is reading, if you looks closely, "Gun" in "Your Top Gun, T-Bone" is written like "Jun"

    • After being ejected by T-Bone Razor fell on top of one of Turmoil's pilots and he tied her up to his ejektor seat, but later when both T-Bone and Razor get in the Turbokat his ejektor seat is back in.

    • When Turmoil's pilots are preparing to throw Razor of the ship why did they leave his glovatrix on? Why didn't they have him disarmed?

    • This is Turmoil's first and only appearance on the show.

    • While chasing Chopshop, Razor says he's going to launch Turboblades at the villain's helicopter, but what he actually fires are Buzz-Saw Missiles.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Razor: It's a good thing you left before you got to meet your future outlaw in-laws.
      T-Bone: Heh heh, very funny.
      Razor: I think the crew is a little upset that you didn't say goodbye, T-Bone.
      T-Bone: I'll leave the goodbyes to you, buddy.

    • Razor: T-Bone, if that beam hits us, we're goners.
      T-Bone: No worries. I left my ex-girlfriend a little gift.
      (T-Bone presses a remote detonator, setting a bomb off in the area where the Vertigo Beam is controlled)
      Turmoil: T-Bone, you traitorous tomcat.

    • Razor: Turmoil's really gonna be mad at you now.
      T-Bone: You don't know the half of it, pal. (presses the detonator several times more, causing more explosions to come from Turmoil's air fortress) I just showered her with gifts.

    • Chance: What's the matter, Razor? Can't invent a gadget to open a stuffed paint can? Here, lemme help you.
      (with the use of a screwdriver, Chance easily opens the can. However, the lid slams into Jake's face, splattering some paint onto his face)
      Jake: (angrily) And why didn't I think of that?
      Chance: Oops.

    • (Commander Feral is once again complaining about damage made by the Swat Kats on TV when Chance sprays the screen with black paint)
      Chance: Man, that Feral really bugs me. Heh, good thing I had some black paint left.
      Jake: (Sigh) Chance. The next time you get mad at the T.V, can't you simply... turn it off?

    • T-Bone: You shouldn't come here, Razor!
      Razor: T-Bone! What's going on?
      Turmoil: You're a clever cat, figure it out yourself!

    • T-Bone: Hey, buddy. What kept you so long?
      Razor: Did you have to kick me so hard?

    • T-Bone: (about Turmoil) She's kind of cool, in a nasty sort of way.

  • NOTES (4)