|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Captives of Cobra: Part I
"Cobra’s going to pay for this."
- Gung Ho (after learning his vacation was cancelled because of Cobra)
On the top of a rocky hill, a Cobra agent enters a wooden cabin and
delivers a small canister to a Cobra technician, who berates the courier
for being late. The liquid from the canister is added to a beaker, but
the instruments monitoring the dangerous reactions of the chemicals begin
to flash wildly. The chemicals begin to produce wild flashes of lights
and then the chemicals erupt and blow the cabin to pieces. Debris is scattered
and the explosion is so strong that a gigantic rock begins to slide down
the hill toward a town, but just as it is about to crush the town and the
people, it stops at the edge of a cliff.
Just as Gung Ho is about to leave the base for vacation onboard Wild
Bill's Dragonfly, Duke calls him back inside. While the Joes look at a
viewscreen, Duke informs Gung Ho about the town’s evacuation as they examine
the remains of the Cobra base. "Right here in the USA," Gung Ho chimes
in. "A lot of nerve, huh?" Lady Jaye then shows Gung Ho a batch of crystals,
which are rapidly growing from the center of the blast point. Duke tells
Lady Jaye to place those Joes who are leave on emergency standby then leaves
with Gung Ho.
As the army busses away the town's citizens and the army engineers build
supports around the giant boulder, the G.I.Joe Dragonflies land behind
the large rock in order to examine the crystals. Duke, Alpine, Gung Ho,
Wild Bill and Tripwire jump out of their helicopters and cross a large
gap in the ground thanks to Tollbooth's Bridgelayer.
The Joes walk across the bridge and Tripwire notices a chiming sound
from the crystals and then slips on a rock and falls toward the crystal
patch. Fortunately, Duke grabs Tripwire's backpack and stops him from falling
into the crystals and asks Tripwire what could have created them. Tripwire
picks up a small crystal and begins to play catch with the rock with one
hand as he considers nuclear and TNT as the origins of the crystals. Tripwire
throws the small crystal over his shoulder and the rock explodes with such
a great force that the giant boulder crushes the structural supports and
begins to roll forward. But the boulder stops and does not crush the town.
Tripwrire stands in awe since Cobra has appeared to be working on creating
piezoelectric crystals but has instead created something completely new.
Duke orders the Joes back across the bridge and then orders a zone of silence
to be setup around the crystals since the slightest impact will cause them
to detonate. Alpine points out that the crystals are growing and Duke adds
that they need to move the crystal to safety since Cobra will probably
not let the new explosives slip through their fingers. Inside a Cobra base,
the Baroness orders a Tele-Viper to contact Cobra Commander and she informs
Cobra's leader that she has a plan.
Baroness: Tell me, Commander, who in all of the world who would you
never let come to harm?
Cobra Commander: Me!
Cobra Commander tells the Baroness that the Joes' identities are top
secret and asks if she can find out the Joes' real names. She explains
that she will merely tap into the Pentagon's computers.
A small computer cart drives toward a guard, who chuckles and affectionately
tells the "little fellow" the cart that it is lost. But
the cart extends a small hose and gases the guard and causes him to
collapse to the ground. Storm Shadow climbs out of the
cart, slips the passkey out of the guards pocket and enters the control
room. The operator inside sounds the alarm before
Storm Shadow destroys the panel and knocks him out with a kick to the
face. After slipping a floppy disk into a disk drive,
Storm Shadow attacks several guards as the information is copied to
the disk, but a fail-safe is initiated after information about seven Joes, Spirit, Thunder, Scarlett, Quick Kick, Shipwreck, Barbecue
and Gung Ho, is copied to the disk.
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