Poor Flash and his pals are in quite a pickle. The evil usurper who rules Frigia has chained them up to die a painful death in the jaws of the bone-grinding ice worm. Luckily, a cool lady fighter with awesome steampunk goggles rescues them, but not until after she grabs Flash's ass and calls him Blondie. You think I'm joking, but it's true. Spoilers ahead.

What is it with this show combining various lovely lumps with various rubber monsters? It gives the whole show a classy feeling.

Recapping a Flash episode is delightfully easy because the plots are always mind-bogglingly simple while at the same time remaining unbounded by the laws of narrative structure. In this episode, Flash decides he needs to defeat Ming by pretending to be "the one," the guy of prophesy who defeats Ming. So he goes to one of those skull-faced monks who do a lot of Burning Man-style chanting and they tell him that he has to fulfill the final piece of the prophesy and "warm the cold heart of a queen."

Then Flash is magically transported to Frigia, in a shiny silver suit. So he fights to free the queen from the ice, where she has been frozen in the lair of the ice worm by the evil usurper. He frees her, makes friends with another queen who happens to be roaming around in steampunk gear (the ass-grabber above), and then gets them both to pledge their armies to help him fight Ming.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Dale comes out to her hot journalist girlfriend about having gone to Mongo. There is much agonizing and gazing soulfully at cameras and talking about aliens and danger. And Zarkov does a bunch of funny stuff, including talking to a scientist-hologram who is apparently trapped in evil scientist Rankol's "mind sucker" or "mind eater" or something. I think that may be the same device that makes me watch this show week after week.