Exhausted after a battle, the crew must spring back into action when Zarkon's forces track them down. Coran gets infected by a slippery virus.
Exhausted after a battle, the crew must spring back into action when Zarkon's forces track them down. Though they manage to escape, their wormhole generator begins malfunctioning while in slipstream because of broken Teludav lenses. To make matters worse, Coran has come down with an Altean virus known as the Slipperies, which causes an older Altean's body to secrete an extremely slick fluid.
Team Voltron is exhausted, and they attempt some rest; Lance and Keith try to make it to a pool, Hunk makes transparent blue cookies, Pidge learns beginner Altean, and Shiro is on watch. But Zarkon's ship discovers them again, much to the bewilderment of the team. Another battle and jump leaves them without any more crystal lenses needed for another wormhole.
When hiding in a cosmic storm cloud, Allura comes to some realization that Zarkon is following them by tracking her energies. In engineering, Coran mentions that the lenses are made of scaultrite, and Pidge remembers Hunk's cookies are exactly what they need. Coran positions the paladins in a unique fashion INSIDE the wormhole generator in order for it to fully function. Using his Slipperies, Coran lubricates the lenses to fully jump the castle away from Zarkon.
"Stupid Altean pools!"
- The episode has many similarities to the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Chase", which has Team Avatar being chased to exhaustion by the antagonist.
- Both episodes were written by Joshua Hamilton.
- Both main characters been chased by antagonist characters, Team Voltron with Zarkon and Team Avatar with Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee.
- The scene where Keith and Lance climb out together with their backs against one another is similar to a scene from The Emperor's New Groove.