Here we meet Mercury, thus named for obvious reasons.
Darusa greets the visitors, & welcomes them to Antarctica.
Note the conical nose, clearly identifying him as a robot.
Thus, it is revealed that Mercury is a spy.
As they travel from the airport to the city, an ice bridge collapses, & this Azarashi emerges.
Another artificial sun.
On closer inspection, the island has a man-made structure on it.
As Atom & Uran are out for a stroll, Mercury swoops down to meet them, & things happen.
Uran mentions that she & Atom are searching for the seal's parents. Mercury says he himself has no parents.
Uran apparently says something insensitive.
Atom tires of Mercury's playfulness, & disables his flying:
"Let's meet again, sometime."
On to the business at hand:
After entering the volcano's cone, Atom finds a tunnel.
Dr. Fooler makes his appearance.