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"High Strung" is the tenth episode of Thunderbirds Are Go! season 2, broadcast on December 17, 2016.


John detects a high altitude balloon heading straight for the Southern Alps in New Zealand and is unable to contact the pilot. At first everyone suspects that Francois Lemaire is the pilot but when Scott boards the craft he discovers that the pilot is a teenager named Brandon Berrenger, who works for Lemaire. When the balloon crashes on top of a mountain Scott and Brandon have to use Brains' new invention, RAD, to get down.


Regular Cast

Guest Cast


Virgil: "If we had a frequent rescue program, he'd be gold status by now."

John: "Don't do anything stupid down there, Scott."
Scott: "Define stupid!"

Scott: "Someone needs to get this guy some flying lessons!"

Kayo: "Lemaire? Is that you?"
Madeline: "Mm-hm. That's the last time he'll try rollerblading on the deck of his yacht... in a force ten storm."

Brandon: "What's the worst that could happen?"
Scott: "I don't know, you could hit a mountain?"
Brandon: "Oh yeah. Apart from that, though."

Brandon: "Hey, Brandon here. This is so cool, me and Scotty are like exactly the same. Thrill junkies, man!"
Virgil: (chuckles) "Yeah, I think the kid's right, bro. You're like two peas in a pod."
Scott: "Yeah, well, this pea wants out of this pod, and off of this mountain, so if you wouldn't mind."

Brandon: "Didn't you do anything crazy like this when you were my age?"
Scott: "What, uh, me? Uh, well, maybe?"
Brandon: "I knew it. Peas in a pod, dude."

Brandon: "Just make it cool, yeah?"
Scott: "Cool? Uh, sure thing." (clears throat) "This is Scott Tracy, International Rescue, piloting the RAD, and it's, uh, pretty rad, actually."
Brains: "Told you it was a good name."

Virgil: "This is nice. We should invite that kid over."
Kayo: "That would drive Scott up the wall."
Virgil: "Exactly."

International Rescue Equipment Used

Non-International Rescue Equipment Used

  • High-Altitude balloon
  • Lemiare's luxury yacht

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