The Suite Life on Deck

Season 2 Episode 12

Bermuda Triangle

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2009 on Disney Channel
8.0
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On the eve of Zack and Cody's 16th birthday, they both fight and wish they were an only child, just as Woody warns them that the boat is entering the famed Bermuda Triangle. The next day, they are both in an alternate universe where they were never from the same family.moreless
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  • Zack and Cody switch places in an alternate reality

    7.5
    This was an okay episode

    I liked the whole thing with Zack acting like Cody and Cody acting like Zack while they are traveling through the Bermuda Triangle.

    I did not like the fight at the beginning of the episode, I thought it was kind of childish. At the end of the episode i kind of thought it was funny how Zack and Cody started getting into another fight about what they wanted to spend their money on for their birthday. It was funny how Moseby had to keep calling their parents so they could get a new check. All in all i thought this was an ok episodemoreless
  • Different Identities

    8.0
    Zack and Cody argue over what to spend money on they got from their parents on their birthday. But when they tear the check up, they both wish they were an only child, and as the ship goes through the Bermuda Triangle, we see Zack acting smart and being a good chef, while the "new kid" Cody is a mean kid. Everyone hates Cody, but when they all discover he is basically Zack's twin, they invite him to a birthday party. Cody wants to be liked so he wants to know what to get Zack. In the end, everything is back to normal, and Zack and Cody feel closer then ever before. Overall grade- B+moreless
  • In this episode, Zack and Cody switch sides.

    8.0
    On Zack and Cody's birthday, and they get a check from their mom that they have to share. It soon leads to a ridiculous argument that rips the check and makes them wish they weren't brothers. But when the ship crosses the Bermuda Triangle, they are sent into an alternate reality! Only this time, Zack and Cody are switching sides.



    Zack and Cody become each other's counterparts, whereas Zack is the sensitive, nerdy outcast and Cody is the rebellious, smooth-talkin' bad boy. The only things that differ from the original personalities is that the "Cody" one is popular, and the "Zack" one is a jerk, and therefore hated by everybody. When they meet, they do like "The Parent Trap" thing, whereas in this universe, they are twins separated by their parent's divorce. This episode was very well-written to show how Zack and Cody became who they are because of how they were raised by which parent. It's also interesting because in a way, Dylan and Cole Sprouse got to play characters almost similar to themselves. So switching sides really created an interesting element that depicts the twins relationship where they see what it's like to be the other one, only in a different light. In a clever way, Zack sees a side of himself that makes him kind of a jerk, and Cody sees that side of himself that makes people like him (although, Bailey not being very charmed by Zack as a nerd, kind of shows that she likes Cody in a general sence). The writers really outdid themselves to turn a classic '90s sitcom cliche into a very emotional self-discovery for the rascally twins.



    Once the ship is out of the mysterious area, Zack and Cody, who both self-consciously change their perspective on each other, decide to make-up. Although, this 'experience' of theirs could have resolved more than just one stupid disagreement, it 's still fun to them fight as brothers. Really fantastic episode.moreless
  • The S.S. Tipton sails into the Bermuda Triangle and is briefly replaced by a boat from a reality where Zack and Cody never knew each other.

    5.0
    Okay, what can I say about this episode? First off, the entire Bermuda Triangle premise is stupid. Although many ships pass through the Triangle without incident with maybe a limited few supposedly vanishing, I find it hard to accept this premise that they get briefly warped into alternate realities if but to come out the other side unscathed. It seems the writers wanted to do a story that would have allowed Cole and Dylan play each other characters, but THIS was the best they could do??? They could have done this eight seasons ago at the hotel! That said, the whole "Parent Trap" plot is actually very well pulled off (despite the Triangle travesty) with the boys actually pulling off each other's character personalities, but yet still showing traces of themselves. Zack still prefers the ladies, and Cody is still destined to be with Bailey, but if you believe the whole altermnate reality scenario, why is Zack still in charge of the juice bar when its his actions in the other timeline that put him there. Once the past was altered, he should not have still ended up working off his debts. Another thing, with Woody and London plunging down the I.Q. ladder at light speed, why hasn't someone cracked a chair over his head and pushed her off ship. Over all, good ideal for a show, just very BADLY executed.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • PARADOX - In the alternate reality, Zack is an only child and a responsible person. Therefore, he never would have spent all his money on his student credit card as original Zack did in "Broke "N" Yo-Yo". Therefore, he would not have a job working at the juice bar on the sky deck.

    • Zack is seen wearing a sweater vest in the alternate reality, but Cody stopped wearing sweater vests around the time The Suite Life of Zack and Cody ended all for the exception of "Show Girls".

    • Goof: In the scene where Cody walks into the science classroom, Zack complains that he spilled blue ink on his sweater. When Zack later walks to the front of the classroom to get a tissue, it is clearly visible that there is no ink on his sweater.

    • Goof: In this episode, Woody said he's the youngest of 9 siblings. But in "Mulch Ado About Nothing," he mistakenly received a nightgown his parents had sent for a younger sister.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Making up after their fight)
      Cody: I love you, man.
      Zack: I love you, too. (They begin sobbing and crying)
      Cody: Come here. (They hug)
      Marcus: I love you, London! (Spreads his arms out hoping to get a hug from her)
      London: I love me, too! (Hugs herself)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The Parent Trap

      In the alternate reality, the way Zack and Cody discover that they are twins who were separated by their estranged, divorced parents is similar to The Parent Trap, which was a film in 1961 that had a 1998 remake starring Lindsay Lohan.

    • According to online articles such as Wikipedia, the Bermuda Triangle is a strange body of water near Bermuda where machines on ships and planes cease to work and sometimes the planes and ships disappear. Many stories of sea monsters have come from sailors who have gone through the Bermuda Triangle. Many sailors are worried about what will happen should they go into the Bermuda Triangle, so they set their routes so they stay very far away from it.

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