Dr. Blight: It's been over an hour. Looks like your *hero* has abandoned you.
Wheeler: It was YOUR radioactivity that took away Cap's powers!
Wheeler: This is the most boring New Year's Eve I've ever spent.
MAL: *Boredom's* not making you yawn. It's carbon-dioxide.
Wheeler: [springs up] WHAT? You mean we're runnin' out of oxygen?
MAL: Not "we", human. "You." *I* never use the stuff.
Wheeler: Scratch one New Year's Eve party. We'll never get back by midnight.
Kwame: If Greedly changes history, it will not be a happy New Year.
Rigger: [Kwame's earthquake is felt] Gee, this Time Pool can sure make waves. Don't ya think?
Dr. Blight: That's not the Time Pool, that's...
Hoggish Greedly: [they step into the light from the broken wall] The PLANETEERS?
Kwame: We knocked, but no one answered.
Captain Planet: [grabbing and breaking the sonic boom box] Do you... take requests? How about "The Sounds of Silence"?
Gaia: Wheeler - what have you *done*?
Wheeler: I stopped being a Planeteer so I wouldn't die in an ice-cave. That's all.
Gaia: No, that's *not* all. You've changed history; look!
Wheeler: [glances behind where she points to see a man in a tank-top sit on a curb then take out a newspaper to fan himself, wipes his own forehead] Yeah. It's hot. And it was cold, a minute ago. But wait a second!
[whirls back to her]
Wheeler: How could I change the weather? All I did was quit the Planeteers!
Wheeler: [of Greedly and Rigger's time-travel that caused the increased global-warming] Why didn't Captain Planet stop them?
Gaia: Captain Planet does *not exist*. You changed history. You never joined the Planeteers, so there *are* no Planeteers. They each went their own separate ways.
Wheeler: [sees the Time Pool's image of the others parting] Aw, c'mon, Gaia, you could've found someone else to be a Planeteer instead of me.
Gaia: No. Each individual has a unique role to play. You were supposed to set an example for countless others.
Wheeler: [about to enter the future] Man, I'll see all the progress, the new inventions... This is *excellent*!
Gaia: We'll see if you like what you find.
Gaia: MAL, send Wheeler into the future.
MAL: Oh, really? What if I refuse?
Gaia: You're right near the North Pole. What if the Earth's magnetic field suddenly gets a lot more... powerful?
MAL: [looks worried as he begins to shake and sport static] Wait...
[something bangs offscreen]
MAL: Ow! Don't - Stop! The magnetism will erase my data!
[a part hits the monitor]
MAL: Oww! All right, I'll do it. No need to get geophysical.
Ma-Ti: [he and everyone else tumble down an ice-tunnel] Wow...! When this is all over - I wanna do that again!
Rigger: [of the Time Pool] Wait - ! Are yo-you sure this thing's safe?
Hoggish Greedly: Not *really*... That's why *you're* goin' *first*!
Rigger: I don't wanna be no guinea-pig... while you get to be a chicken...
Wheeler: [hammering the wall that caused the cave-in] Captain Planet, we're trapped in here!
Dr. Blight: Yes, *please* get us out, Captain Planet! I promise I'll be good from now on!... I'll tell any lie I can *think* of to get out of here.
Wheeler: It's not fair! THIS is what I get for trying to save the world? I could've been havin' *fun* tonight! Sometimes I wish I'd never *gotten* this stupid ring.
Dr. Blight: Do you really mean that? Because I can arrange it.
Wheeler: Arrange what?
Dr. Blight: I can send you back in time to the moment when you got that ring from Gaia. When was it, anyway?
Wheeler: Uh - last January. The fifth.
Dr. Blight: You heard that, MAL; start up the Time Pool. Wheeler's going back in time. To January fifth. And where were you that day?
Wheeler: Brooklyn, New York, but I really don't wanna go back in time...
Dr. Blight: [steps behind him] Aren't you tired of being a Planeteer, of always recycling, car-pooling, conserving energy?
Wheeler: [hesitantly] It's what everybody *should* do...
Dr. Blight: Forget "should". Isn't it time you did what *you* wanna do?
Wheeler: Changing history... I dunno...
Dr. Blight: There are billions of other people who can save Earth. You've got your *own* life to worry about.
Wheeler: [shoves her backward] I don't trust you, Blight.
Dr. Blight: Then think about *this*: our only way out of this cave-in is to change history so it didn't happen!
Wheeler: [after crash-landing from the Time Pool] Man - where am I? And *when* am I?
Wheeler: [Wheeler snatches the Ring of Fire and is confronted by his past self] Hey - what's the big - Whoa! You look just like me! Who ARE you?
Wheeler: I *am* you. Not too long from now.
Wheeler: What're you talkin' about?
Wheeler: I came back in time to warn you: don't accept this ring. This ring is gonna kill us! Leave it alone!
Wheeler: [circling him] Time-travel, huh? Why should I believe all this?
Wheeler: I'm here, aren't I?