Richard Synargo, known to his friends as Doctor Dick, is a government scientist who interrogates and intends to experiment on a blind and captured Michelangelo, who had been scooped up by the Coast Guard. Michelangelo insists to the doctor that he is a mutant turtle, but Dr. Dick insists that he's an alien and intends to get the "truth" out of him. After a truth serum he'd injected into Mikey fails, he begins torturing the turtle with a pair of pliers.
Donatello, Leonardo, and Kid Terra storm the USCGS Dator, where Mikey is being held, and knock out Dr. Dick, confiscating the camera he was using to record his torture session. They flee with Mikey and board a raft, but Synargo comes to and insists on following them, despite not being able to swim. A reluctant Michelangelo dives in and echolocates the doctor in the water and saves him.