So here's the scene inside the pipe. It's about a ten-foot distance from the end of the pipe (where Doug and the kid entered) to another hole, enclosed by vertical metal bars about five or six inches apart. There is also finer wire over the bars -- sort of like chicken wire, but not hexagonal in shape. There's also another hole at the top of the pipe, so that light is shining from above onto the kid's brother, who is trapped on the wrong side of the bars, with his foot sticking out through the bars. He's in a seated position; water is pooling around him up to what appears to be his ribcage, because the bottom of the pipe is clogged with leaves and twigs and stuff. Water is pouring down behind him, and also drizzling down from the opening above. Doug asks the brother whether he's okay; the brother says his leg is stuck. Doug tells him to hang on, and promises to get him out. Doug asks the brother's name; it's Ben. First, Doug tests how secure the grate is; he can't budge it. Then he tries to dislodge some of the larger pieces of debris. He asks Ben's brother (formerly "the kid") how Ben got stuck; Ben's brother explains that they were up on the canal when "the water started coming real fast." Ben begs Doug to get him out. Ben's brother reminds Ben that their mom told them to stay out of the tunnel. Ben yells back, "It isn't my fault, Joey. The water just pushed me!" And Ben's brother gets a name. Doug tells them both to settle down, and that Ben's current predicament isn't anyone's fault. He asks Ben whether he's okay. Ben says he's cold, and that his leg hurts. Doug says he'll take a look at Ben's leg, adding, "It's your lucky day -- I'm a doctor." He does something to Ben's trapped foot and asks whether it hurts. Ben cries out and says, "Yeah, a lot." Doug tells him to try not to move it. Ben asks, "Is it broken?" Doug tells him it might be. Ben starts sobbing, "Oh, no!" Geez, Ben, I would think your bum leg is the least of your concerns right now. Joey (formerly Ben's brother, formerly the kid) anxiously begs Ben not to cry. Doug repeats Joey's exhortation, adding, "This is nothing compared to what I've seen." (In other words, "Pipe down, you baby.") Joey screeches at Doug to get Ben out. Ben seconds that emotion: "Please, please get me out of here!" Doug tells him it's going to be "a piece of cake" to free Ben, and goes on to tell them he used to build forts in those tunnels when he was a kid, but that you have to be careful because the water comes up really fast. Joey and Ben are like, "Oh, it does?! Thank you for telling us that, Captain Obvious!" Doug tries again to dislodge the bars, but they're not budging. Doug grabs Joey by the collar of his shirt and tells him to go find a phone, call 911, and tell them to send a rescue squad. Joey does not need to be told twice, and gets going. Ben asks where Joey's going, though since everyone in the pipe is screaming to be heard over the sound of the water, I don't really know how he couldn't have heard. Doug tells Ben that the grate is locked, so Joey needs to go find someone to help get it off. Ben whines, "You said you could do it!" I know you're scared, but...the man's trying to help you, Ben. Keep it down. Doug peers up the pipe, behind Ben, and sees light shining down on the rushing water, further up the pipe. He asks Ben where the light is coming from, and Ben pouts, "I don't know." Doug says he's going to go check it out, and Ben begs Doug not to leave him alone. Doug promises Ben that he's going to get Ben out: "You've got to do me a favour, okay? You've got to trust me! Can you do that?" Ben, starting to cry again, says, "Okay." Doug instructs Ben to curl up into a ball, to conserve his body heat, and then says he'll be right back after he's checked out the light source.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: B | 342 USERS: C+
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