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"SOS Part 2" is the 13th episode of Thunderbirds Are Go! season 3. It was broadcast on June 8, 2019, in the UK.


Gordon travels in Thunderbird 4 to recover Braman but discovers that the Chaos Crew have gotten to the robot first. An underwater battle ensues and both Thunderbird 4 is severely damaged and Gordon is severly injured.


Regular Cast

Guest Cast


Alan: "Why is everyone up so early?"
Scott: "Gordon went to rescue Braman and the Hood beat him to it."
Alan: "What? Why didn't you wake me up?"
Scott: "We tried. Three times."

Fuse: "Just a rusty old piece of junk if you ask me."
Braman: (activates) "Situation critical."
Fuse: "I'd say, you're on board the Chaos Cruiser now." (Laughs)
Braman: (singing) "Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main..."
Fuse: "Oi! Quiet, you." (switches Braman off)
The Hood: "This better not be an elaborate ruse to annoy me."

Kayo: "How was he?"
Gordon: "He'll live."
Kayo: "At least you didn't break your sense of humor."

International Rescue Equipment Used

Non International Rescue Equipment Used



  • From a show that tries its best to shy away from violence, SOS Part 2 took a sharp turn away from that trend in several areas:
    • The Hood successfully brings about the injury of a main character (Gordon), harking back to the earlier mythos surrounding the character.
    • The attack leaves Gordon unconscious for an extended amount of time, the first time a character has done so.
    • Gordon is left hospitalised, and his injuries are indicated to take many months to heal. The extent of these injuries, however, is left unclear - Gordon jokes that his sense of humour is the only thing not broken.
  • During Thunderbird 4's Launch sequence a model of Stingray is in the aquarium
  • Thunderbird 4 is destroyed for a second time. However, unlike Up from the Depths Part 1, the wreck is left at the bottom of the ocean and its future, much like its pilot, is left unanswered.
  • After Thunderbird 4 is taken out of action, Thunderbird 2 is shown to have pod configurations that are capable of being submerged below water. Notably, these pods are yellow in colour, as opposed to the green they had briefly become earlier on.
    • It could be believed that these pods could belong to Thunderbird 4.
    • This is also the first time that any module other than Module 4 has been deployed onto the water.
  • Thunderbird 4 is shown to be able to operate in reverse. This is the first time such maneuvers have been seen.
  • This is the first underwater rescue performed by Scott.
  • The cliffhanger ending of this episode is expected to lead directly into Signals Part 1, with Brains discovering that Jeff Tracy may still be alive. Apart from the vague link between Touch And Go, Undercover and Legacy back in season 1, this is the first time a storyline has pushed beyond two episodes.
    • It is quite a dark notion that Jeff is alive and "all alone" (according to Braman) over nine billion miles away. Such darkness was established for the first time in this series (see above).
  • Gordon travels in FAB1 for the first time in this episode albeit unconsciously.


  • According to the credits, a GDF pilot is voiced by Angel Coulby, however, the actress only voiced Kayo in this episode.