Death Spiral Smackdown
Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate June 7, 2012
Written by Gigi McCreery

Perry Rein

Directed by Sean McNamara
Episode guide
Bionic Birthday Fail
Can I borrow the Helicopter?
"Death Spiral Smackdown" is the 9th episode of Lab Rats . It aired on June 7th, 2012 on Disney XD .


Leo teams up with Adam for the gym's activity, 'Death Spiral Smackdown'. He asks Adam to use his bionics in the showdown, but denies. After Chase shows and explains that power-pellets stimulate their bionics, Leo sneaks them into Adam's cereal, and for every battle with an opposing team, they win.

However, when it comes to the finals, Leo must take on Adam in his ferocious state. This ends with Chase saving Leo using his ability to control the Lab Rats, and Leo winning 'Death Spiral Smackdown'. Adam and Leo make up for what Leo did.


Chase finally masters the art of stepping off an escalator without tripping, and expects Bree to come with him, but she says she has a test to study for. At school, Leo and Chase spot Bree , and when Chase uses his super-hearing, he finds out that Bree ditched him to hang out with her friends. To get revenge, he uses his ability to manipulate the Lab Rats on Bree, which ends with her getting embarrased infront of her friends.

Later, at school, Chase uses his power on Bree once again, and she catches him. Bree swears to get revenge. In the gym during the one-before-last 'Death Spiral Smackdown', Bree uses her super-speed to humiliate Chase, making him look absurd. Next day, at the gym they both show up with protection that makes them look like idiots. This end with them apologizing to one another.


  • This episode aired exactly 2 months after the episode, "Bionic Birthday Fail ".
  • Viewership: This episode was watched by 0.5 million people in the United States.
  • Guest Star: Tucker Albirzzi guest stars as Leo's friend Gordo .