Roger and Tony volunteer for a food experiment at the base hospital. Jeannie thinks they're brave, until she hears of the Swedish nurses. To reduce Tony and Roger to wrecks, Comdr. Porter starts them off with a 12 flight climb and 20 laps around the water tower. Jeannie visits the starved, exhausted astronauts and whisks in a table of goodies. As she asks about the nurses, they hear a sweet voice outside. Furious, Jeannie vanishes with the food. Miss Lugosi, bearing large hypodermics, advances and the boys pass out. Porter delightedly notes their weight loss and goes for Bellows. Jeannie finds Roger and Tony too weak to stand. She blanks and Porter and Bellows find them full of pep. Porter claims it was his special vitamins and plans a real test: 5 days on Skull Island, living off the land, but Bellows warns of the mental effects of starvation.