|Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Arise, Serpentor, Arise!: Part I
"Pacifists in G.I.Joe! What is happening to this outfit?"
- Beach Head (after overhearing Lifeline refusing to help repair a helicopter)
Wild Bill hits a foul off of Roadblock’s softball pitch and the ball
lands on Shipwreck’s head while he is writing a letter to Sally, a woman who
broke his heart with her last letter. General Hawk picks up the
ball and tells Shipwreck that if a pop foul can beam him, he can beat Cobra
can, too. Shipwreck stands at attention and salutes, and as General Hawk
walks away, Beach Head asks if he was a too soft on Shipwreck. Flint explains
that the Joes have seen quite a bit of combat and deserve some time to
rest and relax.
Leatherneck and Wet-Suit taunt one another about their shooting skills
while shooting at cardboard targets on the firing range, but they stop
as they are awed when Low-Light and Sci Fi shoot the words “Top This” on
one of the targets. “Come back on amateur night, clowns,” Low-Light tells
Beach Head walks with the Joe command staff and he tells them that discipline
is slipping, and his first example is Cross Country, who is installing a tape deck
in his HAVOC. But Cross Country explains to the group that he always plays fighting music,
the type he likes and everyone wants to punch him out so they can turn the
tape deck off. Beach Head wishes he was in command so that he could makes some changes, but Flint reminds him
that General Hawk, Duke and himself are in front of him in the command
In a hanger, Lift-Ticket asks Lifeline for a crescent wrench so he can fix his helicopter,
but Lifeline refuses since repairing a helicopter with guns goes against
his principles. “Pacifists in G.I.Joe! What is happening to this outfit?” asks Beach Head.
Soon, the command staff catch Slipstream watching TV.
At the St. Vitus Dance Academy, Cobra Commander notes that the Joes
have become “soft and weak,” and Destro asks Scrap Iron if the last BAT (Battle Android Trooper) is ready. Placing a head on a body and turning
a screw, Scrap Iron reports that he has assembled the last one. Cobra Commander then
orders the BATs to move out and they march onto a bus under the supervision
of a Motor Viper.
Mainframe and Dial-Tone compete against one another in a video game.
General Hawk and his entourage enter the room and Beach Head asks what
they are doing since they should be guarding the perimeter. Flipping through
several screen, Mainframe explains to Beach Head that he learned that the best way to avoid the thousand yard stare in Vietnam was to occasionally divert his attention. But then he sees school buses on the perimeter and General Hawk orders the general quarters alert to be sounded.
General Hawk orders Duke to attack Cobra’s flank in order to prevent
a pincer’s movement and then orders the Joes to fall back and make their
stand at the airfield. Tomax and Xamot try to run over Sci Fi, Low-Light,
Leatherneck and Wet-Suit, but they jump into a trench used by the pop up
targets and shoot at the Stun as soon as it drives over them. Tomax and
Xamot look back and note that the Joes are awfully poor shots.
Using barrels and other pieces of equipment on the airfield, the Cobra
Stuns circle the Joes, who attempt to destroy the vehicles. Since the HISS
tanks have more firepower, General Hawk wonders why Cobra Commander is
using Stuns. The BATs are directed toward the Joes, who fire at the
robots but still watch them advance.
Cobra Commander congratulates himself and orders all of the Stuns to
attack, but the Crimson Guard Commanders suggest that he should keep a
few Stuns in reserve. Cobra Commander ignores their suggestion and claims
they are jealous of his military genius.
But he then spies a vehicle approaching from behind and diverts Stuns
to intercept and destroy, but the Stuns are destroyed and Destro’s vehicle
is knocked out of the way. General Hawk orders the Joes to prepare for
hand-to-hand combat, but the man in the vehicle stops and leaps toward the
BATs. General Hawk tells his men that Dial-Tone’s message for help must
have been transmitted and enthusiastically points out Sgt. Slaughter has arrived.
The Joes are shocked as they watch him tackle the BATs to the ground and destroy the robots with his fists.
Sgt. Slaughter calls out to the Joes and tells them that he could use
their help. With their spirits renewed, General Hawk yells to the Joes: “Let’s
take ‘em apart! YO JOE!” The Joes begin to pound on the Cobra agents and tear
apart the BATs. Beach Head commandeers a Stun and attacks Cobra Commander, who
quickly orders Cobra to retreat.
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