This episode is my new FAVORITE episode!
First of all, I LOVE the play on words that is the title...applying both to the under water world where TC's chopper has ended up and to the underworld characters that our guys have to deal with.
I, too, love the plots where the guys all pull together to figure out what's going on and when we see how loyal they are to each other. I was also taken in by that slimy Gerald. Now that I KNOW he's a slimy Gerald. I always like to go back and watch again to see the clues that I missed. For example, when I watch this episode now, I want to slap that nasty Gerald every time he says "my brother"...and he says it A LOT! I "shoulda" got suspicious.
Love the sequence just before Thomas dives the first time!
R: Thomas, I don't like this. It's six in the morning and you haven't been to sleep.
T: Neither have you.
R: Yeah. But I'm not the one who's diving 50 phantoms deep into the ocean.
T: It's fathoms
and it's only fifteen.
Phantoms? C'mon, Rick! Although I know he's not into diving. In Dead Man's Channel, Thomas asked if he wanted to dive and he was very emphatic..."No!, no!, no!"
And then at the end. The...Most...Wonderful "Oh...My...God" in the whole series! In my opinion...
Makes me laugh every time I hear it!