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"Let’s hear it for me!"
- Zarana (after escaping a boobytrap and stealing Amon-Toth's DNA)
Before Thrasher makes the killing shot, he turns to Zartan and asks
if he is officially a member of the Dreadnoks, but while everyone is distracted,
Slaughter pulls out a tear gas grenade and throws it at the mercenaries.
The Joes run into the cabin and look for a back door. As Zartan screams
for Thrasher to attack the Joes, Slaughter punches at the stone wall so
the Joes can escape the cabin.
Thrasher destroys the cabin and Zarana picks up Slaughter’s hat, which
was knocked off as he dove out, and tells the others that the Joes won’t
tell their grandkids about this tale. Zartan tells Thrasher that he and
his fellow Dreadnoks have work to do, and the other members of the Dreadnoks
mutter that they don’t want anything to do with Thrasher.
Beach Head explains to Hawk and the other Joes that Cobra has targeted
the tombs of Napolean, General Amon-Toth, Vlad Tempes, who is also known
as Count Dracula, Sun Tzu, Genghis Khan, Montazuma, Alexander the Great
and Ivan the Terrible.
Beach Head notes that the list is incomplete and wonders what could be left in the tombs since anything worth stealing would have been already stolen. Hawk explains that he doesn’t understand Cobra’s latest plan, but if the Joes do nothing, they will regret it. Therefore,
he divides the Joes into small counter-strike teams that are assigned to various targets on the list.
While leading a column of Maulers through Paris, General Hawk stops in front of the mayor and is told that he cannot progress any further since he shaking the city to the very foundations. Hawk tries to explain that with anything less than the firepower of the Maulers could place the Joes at a serious disadvantage. But the mayor kicks Hawk’s tank and explains that his problems are not his concern. General Hawk orders the tanks to be turned around and adds that the Joes in Paris will have to defend Napolean’s tomb with AWE Strikers and LCV Recon Sleds. Hawk asks Sci Fi, who has set up an observation post at the top of a church, to keep an eye out for Cobra since the Joes will need all the advance notice they can get.
Duke radios Hawk and tells him that he and his team, who are aboard Snow
Cats, are on their way to Ivan the Terrible’s tomb and adds that he is
surprised the Russian were willing to lend a hand. Flint chips in that
he would be happy to trade with either of the other Joe leaders since he
is hacking his way through the “world’s meanest salad,” the Yucatan, and
is about an hour’s march from Montazuma’s tomb. Dusty radios Hawk that
his team, which is guarding Amon-Toth’s burial site in Egypt, is an operation
that is moving as smooth as cat’s fur on a marble floor. But his report
is interrupted by a woman who drives a truck towards Dusty, falls out of
the driver’s seat and begs for the Joes' help because her family and village
was attacked by Cobra.
Dusty tells her to not worry and drives off on a HAVOC and leads several
Joes to fight Cobra. As soon as the Joes leave, the pleading lady, rips
off her wig and garb and calls the Joes “sentimental fools” and Zarana
enters the tomb. While listening to the audio tape prepared by Dr. Mindbender
who explains about the traps in the tomb, Zarana dodges arrows before she
hears about them on the tape. The Joes don’t find the village and turn
around and drive back to the tomb as quickly as possible, but Zarana manages
to place the DNA extractor on General Amon-Toth’s mummified body and activates
the machine while a spiked ceiling slowly comes down and as her foot is
caught in a boobytrap.
Elsewhere in the desert, Cross Country is unable to find any tracks,
so he and the Joes head back to the tomb.
Zarana grabs the DNA extractor, slips out of her boot and jumps to safety.
Standing at the doorway she shouts, “Let’s hear it for me!” But Dusty and
the other Joes arrive and surround the truck she drove into their camp.
The truck splits in half and Thrasher drives the Thunder Machine with Zarana
away from the Joes. She bids a farewell to the Joes, calls them morons
and the Joes pursue.
They chase Thrasher and Zarana into a valley with a dam at the end,
and Thrasher shoots the dam and drives up one side of the valley to escape
the oncoming water. The Joes are buried under the waves and Hawk radios
Dusty for an update, but Slipstream reports to Hawk that he doesn’t see
any sign of survivors.
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