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Home Episode Summaries Season 1 An Eye for an Eye - Notes

Credits: written by Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty

Production Number: 600-42

Original Airdate: November 8, 1985

SUNBOW'S SYNOPSIS
Version One: Charlie Fairmont’s home is destroyed and his family injuried (sic) in the course of a battle between the Joes and Cobra. Furious, he sets out to even the score - with or without the Joes’ help.

Version Two: Civilian Charlie Fairmont’s home is destroyed and his family injured in a battle between the Joes and Cobra. Furious, he sets out to even the score -- with or without the Joes’ help.

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Flint, Lady Jaye, Bazooka, Alpine, Gung Ho, Snow Job, Airtight*, Recondo, Shipwreck, Roadblock, Dusty*, Polly, Zap*, Thunder*, Breaker, Bazooka, Joe grunts Cobra: Snow Serpent, Cobra Commander, Major Bludd, Cobra agents
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Snow Cat, Skystriker Cobra: Rattler, FANG
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
When Charles Fairmont is met at the airport by two men wearing trenchcoats and sunglasses, one of the men sounds like Alpine and the meeting presents the viewer with an interesting situation. In episodes such as "Twenty Questions," "The Traitor - Part II" and "Not a Ghost of a Chance" the Joes are portrayed as an anti-terrorist group known to the public. But what if certain members of the G.I.Joe team were more widely recognized than others? Would they be forced to wear trenchcoats and sunglasses so that they would not be besieged by fans whenever they go out in public?

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If you watch the recreation room scenes carefully, you may notice a few oddities. For example, in one shot, Flint and Lady Jaye's couch is missing (image one) and you can later hear the announcer on the television explain that a contestant has just won an all-expense paid trip to the Everglades, which was the Zartan's base in the mini-series "The Weather Dominator." During a pan shot later in the show, you can also see a close-up of an issue of TV Grind (image two) in Shipwreck's hand (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes). The title of the magazine is more than likely the series staff's opinions of TV Guide, which, like most parents, probably believed that G.I.Joe was nothing more than a 30-minute commercial. Also, if you examine the cover of the magazine closely, you will also see the words "Go See Cal" and a picture of a cowboy. The line "Go See Cal" was part of a song from a series of used car television advertisements starring Cal Worthington, a salesman who wore a cowboy hat, traveled across the United States and assembled commercials for various used car dealers. The chorus from his commercial's song was:

If you want a new car or truck
and you want to save a buck
go see Cal
go see Cal
go see Cal

The episode was released by Kid Rhino as volume two and included the episode "Twenty Questions."

ERRORS
A blister-raising error occurs when Mrs. Fairmont removes a hot tray of cookies from the oven with her bare hands (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).

USA  NETWORK  EDITS
I
Dialogue:
Lady Jaye: Well, fella, this is where I get off.
Flint: Was it something I said?
Cobra Commander: FANGs - attack from three sides! Split their fire!
Alpine: My great-grandmother shoots better than these Cobras and she died in 1957.
Lady Jaye: They're missing on purpose. Flint, get us in close for a nice clean shot!
Flint: Can and will do!
Young boy: Wow! Mom! Come quick!
Cobra Commander: If Cobra cannot have the fighter and its fusion engine, no one will! Destroy them! Cobra!
Time: 75 seconds

LESSONS

General Hawk
Original:
Unknown
USA:
General Hawk explains that you shouldn't try to outrace trains when the guard gate is being lowered.

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HIGHLIGHTS
Movie Clip:
Description - Lady Jaye attempts to break the news to Charles Fairmont about the disintegration of his home, however, he ends up yelling at the Joes: "You bring a war to my door, involve my family, cause the destruction of my home and everything I have worked for - AND ALL YOU CAN SAY IS YOU’RE SORRY?" [866 kb]
Commentary - This moment in the episode is pivotal for two reasons; one, the husband lashes out at the Joes and breaks the viewer's mindset that the Joes are appreciated by everyone; two, Lady Jaye's guilt begins to fester inside her conscience as she ends her explanation by bowing her head and awaits the verbal assault from Fairmont.

Music Clip: Heard while outside the Cobra base as Charles Fairmont knocks out a Cobra agent out with a punch and then sneaks into the installation [285 kb]


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