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Taken” is the 9th episode in Season 3 of Lab Rats. It first aired on April 21, 2014. This is the 55th episode overall.

Plot

Leo and Tasha are kidnapped by Krane, which sends Davenport on a rescue mission and sets up a showdown that puts Krane head to head with Adam, Bree and Chase.

Story

After showing a motorcycle to Adam, Bree, Chase and Leo, Donald and the Lab Rats are contacted by Douglas. Douglas tries to convince them that Krane had gone insane, and is implanting himself with bionic abilities that even Douglas didn't know about. Donald believes that Douglas is using Krane to assist him in another trick. For security reasons, Donald installs the DavenWall (a state-of-the-art security gate). Donald also tells Adam, Bree, and Chase that they cannot go to school until he figures out what is going on. Leo, of course, did not get the memo, so he goes to school. While at school, Leo runs into Douglas. Douglas shows Leo video footage of Krane implanting himself with more bionic abilities. Back at the lab, a transmission comes in and shows Leo and Tasha captured. Davenport thinks it's Douglas, but Victor Krane reveals himself on the screen. Donald refuses to let the Lab Rats go rescue Leo and Tasha, and heads to Krane's warehouse alone with his powerful thermal blaster. Krane overpowers the blaster, then forces Donald to turn off the DavenWall. Krane traps Leo and Tasha in a machine with an exothermic energy field, telling Donald he can choose between the Lab Rats or Leo and Tasha. Unfortunately, Chase used his fingerprint recognition app to unlock the DavenWall, and Krane geoleaps to the lab to fight Adam, Bree and Chase. Donald uses the exothermic energy field's heat to power his weapon and set Leo and Tasha free. At the lab, Krane easily knocks the Lab Rats out, but Douglas attacks Krane with a cannon before Krane can kill them. Krane disarms Douglas, and prepares to kill him. Seeing that Douglas can be trusted, Chase saves Douglas and deflects Krane's attack with his force field. Douglas was about to kill Krane when Donald, Tasha and Leo arrive, distracting Douglas and allowing Krane to escape by geoleaping. Donald still doesn't trust Douglas and forces him to leave. The episode ends with the Lab Rats reworking the DavenWall security system so that it electrocutes anybody who tries to touch it. Donald thinks they are fooling him with the security system, so he touches it and the system short-circuits the entire house. 

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Mentioned Cast

Trivia

  • Leo might still remember what happened during Parallel Universe, as he found out how to geo-leap in that episode when he commented when Donald said "I haven't even cracked that yet", which then he replies, "I'd love to help you with that."
  • Victor Krane now works alone to destroy Adam, Bree, and Chase, until You Posted What?!?, where he gets a new partner, S-1.
  • Adam, Bree, and Chase were almost killed by Krane.
  • This is the second time Adam is tempted to throw Chase, the first being Quarantined.
  • This is the fourth time Adam uses his flame vision, the three first were Crush, Chop and Burn, Robot Fight Club and Hole in One. This, however, is the first time Flame Vision isn't triggered by a glitch.
  • Krane was almost killed by Douglas.
  • Douglas faked his death (again), only to be later almost killed by Krane, and saved by his second youngest son, Chase.
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  • Douglas is no longer the bad guy (at least for the moment) as he saves AdamBree and Chase from Krane. Chase tries to tell this to Donald, but he says that it's his fault that they had to fight Krane in the first place.
  • Bree had a stunt-double in this episode.
  • Douglas stated that he was "getting good" at faking his own deaths in the episode, referring to the first time he faked his death to hide from the FBI.
  • When Krane tries to choke Douglas, this is a reference to Star Wars, when Darth Vader uses the force to choke a man.
  • This was the last episode of Lab Rats to play for two months.
  • When Krane uses his Electrical Generation on Douglas, it is another reference to Star Wars, when Darth Sidious uses his Force Lightning.
  • Like Darth Sidious, Krane laughs while he's in combat. This is another reference to Star Wars.
  • There is a scene cut at the end of this episode when aired on Disney XD Malaysia and the Singapore feed of Disney Channel Asia. It shows when Donald tries to touch the DavenWall, he gets electrocuted. See video here .
  • In this episode, it is revealed that Douglas is 40 years old.
  • This is the second time someone thinks Tasha's reporting is bad (Krane) the first being Bionic Birthday Fail (Leo).
  • This is the first episode where Tasha and Douglas finally meet face to face.
    • This is also the first episode where Tasha and Krane meet. However, Krane states that he has seen Tasha's reporting on TV.
  • This is the only regular length episode that Krane makes a physical appearance in. However, he was masked in No Going Back.

Goofs

  • This episode reveals that Krane's warehouse is in a neighborhood, but in Sink or Swim, the warehouse is shown to be located on an island. However, this could be one of his many hideouts.
  • In the episode Back From the Future, Future Leo stated that the voice-mail that was heard in that episode was the voice-mail he used for the next seven years. However, in this episode the voice-mail heard was different from the former one and Taken obviously did not take place 7 years after Back From the Future. This may also be due to the fact that Leo changed the future.
  • In this episode, Douglas says he has never tried to harm the Lab Rats, but in the episode, One of Us, he reveals that he has tried to kill them 522 times.

Allusions

  • The title of the episode is a reference to the movie of the same name.

Quotes

He hacked you again? Would it kill you to spend forty bucks on some security software?
— Leo to Donald about Douglas
 
Victor Krane: I work alone now. I don't need you anymore.

Douglas: Okay. Well, ya coulda told me that before I gave you my share of this month's rent.

— Krane and Douglas
So you're Victor Krane. Love the face. Do you get all the premium channels on that thing or...?
— Donald to Krane
Donald: I'll have Leo and Tasha home by dinner.

Adam: Okay, but if you're not back by 6:30, we're eating without you.

— Donald and Adam
An exothermic energy field. It's like a microwave. Good for chicken, BAD for humans...
— Victor Krane
You know what? I'd love to help you with that if my brain cells weren't BOILING!
— Leo
What kind of evil villain's lair doesn't have a large device for cutting metal?
— Donald about Krane's lair
Victor Krane: (rhetorically) So... how would you like your lives to end?

Adam: Livin' on Mars, accidentally take off my helmet.

— Krane and Adam

Gallery

Lab Rats 'Gallery'
The image gallery for Taken may be viewed here.


Transcript


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