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"Not now! I've got work to do!"
- Sparks (to Col. Sharpe, who asks the Joe for a progress update)
Duke and Ace, who are flying above a jungle that contains diamonds and
oil, receive a transmission from Torpedo, who explains that the Cobra base
would make a "nifty aquarium" and that he did not find a clue on the whereabouts
of the missing oil tankers. Suddenly, Ace and Duke are attacked by Cobra
Rattlers. Two missiles are fired from the Rattlers, but Ace destroys them
both with his own missile then dives into a canyon.
One Rattler is destroyed as debris from a rock overhang strikes his
engine thanks to Ace's evasive flying tactics and the Cobra's own missile.
The next Rattler is destroyed when its wing scrapes against the canyon
wall. But as Ace turns to look at Duke, who offers his congratulations
on some excellent dogfighting, a third Rattler clips the Skystriker's wing.
The Joes eject but the Cobra Rattler shoots their open parachutes causing
them to fall into a river. They climb out of the river and are captured
by Major Bludd and a tribe known as the Yellow Mamo.
An elderly lady approaches a house and tells the burly owner that she
is lost and doesn't have any money and was wondering if she could borrow
his phone. After telling her to beat it, the lady tosses the owner over
her shoulder and bursts into the house only to see several Cobra agents
relaxing. The elderly lady rips off her clothes and mask to revel her true
identity, Scarlett. The Cobras attack, but Scarlett deftly swats them all
aside until only one agent is left conscious. Unfortunately, he doesn't
know where Cobra Commander, Destro or the tankers are located, and tells
Scarlett that he wouldn't lie since his life is in her hands.
Cobra Commander occupies the airwaves again and informs to the world
that its indecision has cost them another oil tanker. As the oil tanker
explodes, Sparks shouts in glee and Col. Sharpe asks what is wrong with
him. Sparks explains that he has been working on a scanner that can detect
remote control frequencies and if he can get it working in an hour, then
the next time a tanker is destroyed he can locate Cobra's base.
As Duke and Ace are escorted by Major Bludd and the Yellow Mamo tribesmen,
Duke asks how Major Bludd convinced the tribe to side with Cobra. Major
Bludd explains that they simply provided the tribe with superior firepower
so that they could defeat a neighboring village they had been at
war with for years. And what does Cobra receive? "Nothing these lads will
miss," explains Major Bludd. "Just the means to stop the world." Duke winks
at Ace, who immediately doubles over, falls to the ground and winces in
pain. Duke explains that he must have been injuried in the fall and could
be suffering from internal bleeding. Major Bludd orders the tribesmen to
carry Ace, and soon they all reach a pit in the earth filled with snakes.
Suddenly, Ace "recovers" and the Joes attack their enemies. Major Bludd
falls into the pit but climbs out after catching the side of the wall.
He orders the tribesmen to catch the Joes and they rush off.
Sparks work is interupted as Col. Sharpe asks for a progress report,
however, as a small meltdown occurs inside the device, Sparks tells the
Colonel, "Not now! I've got work to do."
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