The two teams were gathered at the tribal circle to await the results of the scavenger hunt. Ziggy looked quite smug as his fellow Astronettes laid out their finds on their stone "altar", and Sir Roland Moorecock (who, like Ziggy, had appointed himself a team leader) was gritting his teeth to see how much more was there compared to the finds of the Diamond Dogs.
The producers arrived as the sundial "struck" noon but there were two more people with them, concealed in capes and cowls.
One perky producer answered the resultant murmurs with, "Before we resolve this scavenger hunt challenge, we thought we'd surprise you. Each team will be getting a ninth member today!"
"Hopefully," Sir Roland said, "the Diamond Dogs will get someone competent for a change
"New Astronette, reveal yourself!" the producer cried, and off came his cowl. For a moment the Astronettes thought Sers must have an evil twin, but then they recognized John Blaylock's cool, distant expression, even as his eyes were shaded from the tropical sun by very dark sunglasses.
"A vampire?" cried Ziggy. "We already have one Scary Monster on our team! Two if you count Tommy Newton when he's out of his disguise
"Ziggy, don't be so insensitive," David said. "Welcome to our motley crew, Mr. Blaylock," he continued, shaking the newcomer's hand.
"New Diamond Dog, reveal yourself!" Off came the other cowl, and Monte was out in the open.
"So," Sir Roland said after a sigh, "I see you've left the big city. Got yourself into trouble again, didn't you? I'm amazed you weren't held up in customs!"
Nathan Adler was much more jovial. "Nice to see an old friend 'round here," he said as he heartily shook Monte's hand. "You wouldn't believe the loonies I've been trapped with