|The Case of the Sinister Spa|
|COPS File #89724|
|Written by:|| David Bennet Caren|
& J. Larry Carroll
|Previous Episode:||The Case of the Big Frame Up|
|Next Episode:||The Case of the Cool Caveman|
This is the 24th episode of C.O.P.S.
"The grand opening of the new Sky-High Spa was the first in Big Boss' sinister plan to take over the Mayor's office, to rob Empire City blind, and destroy the C.O.P.S. once and for all!"
The story opens with Mayor Davis arriving at the grand opening of the Sky High Spa and reporter Whitney Morgan was there to interview him before he goes in. Little did they know that the Sky High Spa is run by Ms. Demeanor, as part of Big Boss' plan to steal the city payroll and ruin the COPS. Ms. Demeanor, disguised as a trainer, greets Mayor Davis and drags him in and closes the door before Whitney and her crew and the Mayor's crew could come in. First, Ms. Demeanor escorts the mayor into a special exercise machine called The Flab-O-Matic. When he went inside, Mayor Davis is subjected to a few stretches and later to a few miles of jogging. Next, the mayor is shown to a special steam room and that's where everything goes north. For Ms. Demeanor activates the hypnotic steam machine and hypnotizes Mayor Davis. Berserko wants Demeanor and his uncle Big Boss to give him the keys to the city... or the key to his car... or the keys on his piano. Big Boss said to forget the keys and told his nephew the plan.
At the mayor's office, the mayor requests a press conference with Bulletproof watching the proceedings. He announced to the press and public that he has selected Berserko as his new deputy mayor; he even pardons him from past offences. This means according to Berserko, that the COPS can't arrest him, for he is their boss. Whitney Morgan asks Bulletproof to investigate, to which Bulletproof agrees to.
At COPS headquarters, the team watches Berserko's announcement to outlaw vegetables like spinach & carrots and make everyone eat dessert first before dinner. Then Bulletproof sends Mirage & Mainframe to the Sky High Spa to find out what's going on. Mirage even tells Mainframe that a little exercise wouldn't kill her. Mainframe replies with the saying "famous last words." But while they were away, now-deputy mayor Berserko comes in to demote the COPS to the rank of Street Sweepers, meaning that they can't do anymore police work. Bullseye is fed up with this scenario and decides to quit. Bulletproof pleads with him to stay, but Bullseye refuses and leaves. LongArm, tells Bulletproof that Bullseye's got a point and that something doesn't feel right. But Bulletproof tells him and the team that they can't do anything as long as Berseko is deputy mayor and until the girls report back to headquarters.
Meanwhile at the spa, the girls start to investigate. They come across the Flab-O-Matic to which Ms. Demeanor traps them in. First they are forced to do stretches and finally they climb run for their lives. Eventually, Mainframe hot wires the machine to stop. Later they found the hypnotic steam treatment room. They wonder why they would use it to make Berserko deputy mayor and Ms. Demeanor, Beresko and Rock Krusher come in and tell them why. The girls try to escape by shoving a rolling chair at them, but Ms. Demeanor catches them with her jump rope.
The second act opens with Whitney Morgan reporting on the events of the day, which includes Berserko kissing a baby and making her cry. Also in the report, Bullseye is wearing a trenchcoat and is looking to leave town. When he's asked for comment, he simply said, "No comment!" Ms. Demeanor and her girls COPS prisoners are watching the report and later Ms. Demeanor is instructing the COPS girls to do laundry for the rest of their lives. Mirage replies, "Could be worse, she could have us doing windows."
While at the Mayor's office, Berserko is shown a replica of a self statue he wants. He demands to have his statue to be the biggest, Empire City has ever seen. Mayor Davis, tells him that his statue will be 100 feet tall, but Berserko demands to have his statue 200 feet tall. Due to his current hypnotic nature, Mayor Davis agrees and leaves. Berserko is admiring his self statue when his uncle Big Boss comes in. Berserko shows him his statue, but Big Boss crushes it and he wasn't happy. Big Boss reminds his nephew that the only reason he made him deputy mayor, was not to make speeches, kiss babies or order statues of himself. It was so he can steal the city payroll. Berserko remembers the plan and went off to do just that. Big Boss angrily thinks that Berserko is not his nephew as he break his statue even more.
more to come