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"Bartleby the Prisoner"
Sonic Underground Ep37 Title
The title card for "Bartleby the Prisoner".

Sonic Underground

Episode no.


Original airdate

October 19, 1999

Written by

Elenor Burian Mohr and Terence Taylor

Sonic Underground
Bartleby the Prisoner
The Art of Destruction

"Bartleby the Prisoner" is the thirty-seventh episode of the Sonic Underground television series. The episode was written by Elenor Burian Mohr and Terence Taylor and first aired on October 19, 1999. It was included in Volume 2.

The song performed in this episode is "Justice Calling".


Doctor Robotnik has Bartleby arrested for treason. At the same time, the Sonic Underground must destroy a Ruby Mine with rubies so high grade, they can power lasers powerful enough to melt through solid titanium. When Sonia learns that Bartleby was arrested and is on trial, she knows she has to help him.

A notable part of the episode is the advancement on Bartleby's character. He is seen right away that he is willing to risk roboticization to protect Sonia, telling her not to try rescuing him because she could be captured. When he learns the whole trial is a plot to lure Sonia and her brothers into such a trap, he immediately decides to take roboticization to save Sonia.

After blowing up the mine, Sonia races off to save Bartleby. Sonic and Manic follow and beat her there with Sonic's speed. They save Bartleby and the two bid farewell outside of an airport.


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