|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Cobra CLAWs are Coming to Town
"Is your brain frostbitten or what?!?"
- Cover Girl (after Shipwreck tells her that he could have a meaningful relationship with a large piece of beef)
Cobra tells Duke, who is addressed as Sergeant “Duke” Hauser, that the
Joes’ base is now under Cobra’s control, but Cover Girl insults Cobra Commander
and yells “YO JOE!” The other Joes then open fire and launch their own
offensive. Cover Girl’s gun is shot away and is knocked out from behind.
However, Duke smashes the butt of his rifle into a SNAKE robot’s visor,
turns his gun around and fires a shot into its head, causing the robot
to explode. Upon Cobra Commander’s order, the Baroness fires a gas bomb
at the Joes and Duke, Tripwire, Blowtorch, Polly, Shipwreck, and Roadblock
fall to the ground unconscious. Cobra Commander then order Major Bludd
to prepare the Joes' weapons.
When the Joes are awake they are led to Cobra Commander and surrounded
by more SNAKE robots. Cover Girl demands to know where what has happened
to Duke and Cobra Commander chuckles as she explains that Duke has had
a change of heart. “And I’m the queen of England,” Wild Bill sneers. Roadblock
taunts Destro by asking his “pop gun” was broken, but Destro controls his
rage and explains that the pop gun is a molecular reducer/enlarger and
represents a decade of research. The Baroness places her hands on his shoulders
and tells him that the weapon has accomplished its task and has allowed
Cobra the chance to use the Joes’ vehicles to attack Keystone City, a plan
that will convince the US government that the Joes have defected.
Turning on a monitor, Cobra Commander then shows the Joes a television
broadcast of Duke telling the citizens of Keystone City that they are now
under the martial law of G.I.Joe and that they will start serving the Joes.
Cover Girl asks the monstrous Cobra Commander what he has done to Duke,
but then Duke enters the room, calls Cobra Commander “master,” and rips
off his mask to reveal himself as Zartan. Even with handcuffs on their
wrists, the Joes run forward to Cobra Commander in attempt to stop him,
but the SNAKE robots block their approach and Cobra Commander orders the
Joes to be taken to a cold storage room since he wants to keep in the spirit
of the season.
The Joes hang on meat hooks suspended over the ground and before Major
Bludd closes the door he tells the Joes to “keep cool.” After the door
is closed, Tripwire decides that he hates puns and Shipwreck tells Cover
Girl that he could have a meaningful relationship with the piece of meat
next to him. “Is your brain frostbitten or what!?” Cover Girl asks. “Come
on,” Shipwreck says. “You’ve got no imagination.”
Cobra Commander learns that Major Bludd’s men will be able to fly the
Skystrikers in an hour and then visits the Joes. The Baroness tells Cobra
Commander that gloating before the Joes is pointless, and before he enters
the cold room, Shipwreck clings to the piece of meat with his legs in order
to lift his handcuffs over the meathook. And just as Cobra Commander enters
the room, Shipwreck grabs the meathook and listens to Cobra’s leader babble
about their gloomy faces on a holiday morning and explains that he has
even brought the Joes a gift, the key to their handcuffs. And as soon as
Cobra Commander leaves, Shipwreck hops down and grabs the key.
Destro welds the gun back together and the Joes blow the door away to
his room, rush inside and shoot down the SNAKE robots. Tripwire checks
the monitor to see if Cobra has left and finds out that the Joes are too
late. However, Cover Girl notes that the Joes have Destro. But Destro picks
up the molecular reducer/enlarger and asks the Joes, “Or do I have you?”
And he fires several shots at the Joes. Equipment and doors shrink and
Destro laughs as he threatens to reduce the Joes to sub-atomic nothingness.
But Polly attacks Destro and distracts him long enough for the Joes
to smother him in a tackle but not before Destro hits the parrot. Slowly,
the Joes get off Destro, and as Roadblock and Blowtorch twist Destro’s
arms behind his back, Mutt and Junkyard, who are both growling, let go
of Destro’s feet. Cover Girl picks up Destro’s gun, shakes it and hears
something loose rattling inside.
Wild Bill complains that not only has Cobra taken the Joe vehicles but
they have been given flies as well. Before Wild Bill can swat the fly,
Shipwreck grabs one of Wild Bill’s hands and tells him that the fly is
actually Polly, who lands on the tip of Shipwreck’s nose and cries for
help. Tripwire is given the gun by Cover Girl and after Wild Bill stops
him from shooting at Shipwreck, Polly flies in the air and is hit with
a beam from the gun after Tripwire finds the enlarger switch. In his normal
size, Polly falls into Shipwreck’s hands and he places his pet parrot on
a miniature table and adds that he won’t miss his pal very much during
the battle with Cobra. As soon as the Joes leave the room, Polly begins
to grow larger.
The Joes board a CLAW, a Trubble Bubble, a HISS, a Stinger, which has
an ASP in tow, a FANG and a Rattler. Meanwhile, Polly awakens and a pair
of truck drivers are forced to veer off the road as the Cobra-controlled
G.I.Joe convoy, which includes a Vamp Mark II, Mauler, Awe Striker, Skystriker,
Silver Mirage motorcycle, Sky Hawk and a Ram, rolls toward Keystone City.
And one stunned truck driver tells the other that he thought G.I.Joe was
supposed to be on their side. Inside a Skystriker, a handcuffed Duke tells
Cobra Commander that he will not win because the people will fight back,
but Cobra Commander couldn’t care less and replies that that the people
will just die.
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