Cathy is turning 700 Rhapsodian years old on Earth and she hopes that she will receive a surprise birthday party. The next day, two new recruits arrives and they're quickly accepted by Chris and Cathy, while Danny and Sam get jealous. Chris, Danny, Sam and the two recruits finds out that there will be a surprise party for Cathy from her grandfather.
Episode Title (in French): Règle 29 : Connais-toi toi même / Rule 29: Know Yourself Well
Written by - Howard Busgang
Head Writer - Al Schwartz
Storyboard by - Alex Ulmann
Storyboard Supervisor - Jean - Jacques Denis
Co - executive Producer - Charles Henri Moarbes
Cathy - Andrea Libman
Danny, D34 - Matt Hill
Sam, S2 - Anna Cummer
Chris - Sam Vincent
Mr. Smith -
- "New Recruits" is the last episode premiered in Disney Channel Asia only.
- According to YTV's official website, this episode's title is called "The New Recruits a.k.a Know Thyself" or "Know Thyself".
- This episode also reveals that Cathy is 700 Rhapsodian years old or equivalent to 100 Earth years old according to Mr. Smith. In the official website, however, 700 (or 699 in first season) Rhapsodian years old is equivalent to 250 Earth years old.
- The Galactic Commander hires new recruits because he finds out that Danny and Sam are arguing about teamwork.
- Is there any clone versions of Chris and Cathy?
- Rhapsodian party traditions like pounding Zebramat (think piñata) that indicates good fortune for the coming year, Rhapsodian ceremonial masks, and birthday anthem are mentioned.
- In planet Rhapsodia, the more surprises, the better the party.
- At the school lobby, the alien (who disguises as Mr.Pillsbury, the janitor) do the Bullet Time - a famous act from The Matrix.
- Danny asks to Chris,"What happens if you put too much oil into the machine?". I thought Danny worked on his uncle's automobile shop before...
- If you're wondering why the MBC doesn't invite other kids in the neighborhood, the club made an alien birthday party.
- Cathy says "Yapzi! Yapzi!" after the surprise. It probably means "yeah" or expresses that she's excited.
- It improper for a Galactic Commander to show up while he has a cold.
- At the abandoned construction site, there's something wrong with the leakage of cement....