ZOIDBERG: (narration) And now, tonight's savory episode!! Brought to you by:
A commerical blurb for what could be a children's toy, or a breakfast/candy bar.
COMMERCIAL NARRATOR: Super-Intense Frosted Play-Glow!
CHORUS: (singing the "Lucky Charms" jingle) "It's radioactively delicious!!"
"Futurama" opening sequence.
Establishing shot of the Planet Express building at night.
Close-up of Leela's closed eye. She is thrashing her head back and forth as though having a nightmare. With a gasp she jolts awake, her eye snapping open. She looks around in confusion.
She is suspended inside a fluid-filled incubation tube--similar to the one in which Farnsworth's clone Cubert was grown--inside Zoidberg's examining room. She is naked except for a breathing apparatus, her suspension harness, and some monitors. Strangely, the tube is only half-filled with fluid. A round plate-like device with a number of wires attached floats next to her, but she takes no notice of it. Leela removes the harness and monitors and pulls a bathtub plug out of the bottom of the tube, draining it. She then opens the door and lets herself out. She seems a little weak and unsteady, but alert.
She gasps as she sees Fry. He is sleeping fitfully in a chair in front of the tube, with Nibbler in his lap. Fry looks awful. He is crying--and talking--in his sleep.
FRY: I'm sorry, Leela...(sob)...I'm sorry...
Leela looks annoyed and confused. Nibbler stirs and awakens. Nibbler is delighted to see Leela, and bounds into her arms, kicking Fry onto the floor with a thud. Leela gently shushes Nibbler and looks at Fry. Fry is curled up into a ball on the floor. He is still asleep. Leela, relieved, turns toward the door...
...and bumps into Zoidberg. Dropping Nibbler and stifling a scream, Leela quickly realizes it's just Zoidberg's shell. She starts to take Zoidberg's coat and put it on, but stops, sniffs it, and hangs it back over the shell's head. She turns away...
...and bumps into the sleeping Bender, stifling another scream.
Leela emerges from the room trying to close the back of a standard medical gown, but it is of course no use. Her stomach growls slightly. Then it snarls loudly.
Owls vacate the break room as Leela arrives, retreating into their hole in the wall. Leela searches everywhere, but there is no food to be found. She looks at the vending machine, but of course she has no coins in the gown. She tries to shake the vending machine.
VENDING MACHINE: Back off, bitch, or I'm-a call the po-lice!
Leela snatches up a chair and lifts it over her head threateningly. Everything inside the machine suddenly rains down.
VENDING MACHINE: Okay! Okay! Here, take it all! Just please don't hurt me!
Minutes later, Leela is finishing off the last of the candy as she sits on the floor in front of the vending machine next to a pile of wrappers. (Several of the wrappers are for "Play-Glow."
She reaches into the machine for another.
VENDING MACHINE: You took everything I got! Please, just let me go!
LEELA: You're holding out on me.
VENDING MACHINE: No, honey, I swear. You got it all!
Leela reaches in deeper. There is a loud snap, like a rat trap. Leela's eye widens. She struggles, but cannot pull her arm free.
VENDING MACHINE: And now I got you. Babe. (Laughs.)
LEELA: Let go!
VENDING MACHINE: Sure!
The machine releases Leela--but just as she pulls free, the door closes on her pinky. She's stuck fast again.
VENDING MACHINE: Eeny-meanie-miney-moe! Catch a human by the toe! (Laughs.)
Leela is about to punch the machine in the coin box when she hears Fry and Bender screaming back in the examination room.
FRY'S VOICE: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
BENDER'S VOICE: AAAAAAAAAAAH! OH MY GOD!
Leela turns and the unshelled Zoidberg is right next to her. An owl's struggling claw is sticking out of his tentacles. Mutually startled, Leela and Zoidberg scream simultaneously.
The owl flies out of Zoidberg's mouth into Leela's face. Leela thrashes around her free arm as the owl escapes.
ZOIDBERG: Ohhh, my breakfast. I spent all night trying to catch it. (turns to Leela) Leela! You're all better!
LEELA: (spitting out feathers) Puh! Puh! What are you talking about, Doctor Zoidberg? What happened? Why did I wake up in a tube?
Fry and Bender emerge from the exam room. Bender has Nibbler by the throat. Fry and Bender are shocked and delighted to see Leela. (The camera even does the slow zoom-in on Fry as his face lights up.) Bender drops Nibbler.
FRY: Leela! You're okay! Oh thank God!
Fry leaps at Leela and joyfully embraces her legs. Leela's POV: Fry is all over Leela's bare legs, rubbing his cheeks on her feet and caressing her thighs even as Leela struggles and kicks. He showers them with kisses.
LEELA: Fry!!! Knock it off!
BENDER: Everything where it should be?
Fry abruptly yanks Leela's legs open and he and Bender have a peek. Leela gasps.
FRY: Looks that way!
Leela jerks one leg free and kicks Fry in the face with incredible force, sending him flying.
BENDER: Yeah, she's fine.
LEELA: Just what the hell is going on?
I'm workin' on it! I'm workin' on it!