A writer named Ed is in desperate need of some inspiration for his next novel. He finds it while walking down the street in the form of a newspaper article about Tarzan, "The Missing Link". Ed has the inspiration he needs and begins tracking down various leads to Tarzan's whereabouts ... including Samuel T. Philander, Hugo and Hooft, and Renard Dumont. They all tell Ed of their first encounters with Tarzan. Ed heads out into the jungle to find Tarzan himself.
- This episode is most famous for the theme of a literary character meeting his own original creator, as well as the fact that it is almost completely composed of flashbacks from previous Tarzan episodes.
- Mr. Dobrez mentions Burroughs' previous novel, A Princess of Mars. In 2012, Disney adapted the novel into the film John Carter.
- Mr. Dobrez mentions having rejected Burroghs' manuscript for The Outlaw of Torn.