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"My friend here is a man of action - not words. So you better talk to me before he twists you into the world's first snake-flavored pretzel."
- Zap (threatening a Crimson Guard with the deadly fists of Snake Eyes)
Pelar bursts into the room with Scarlett’s crossbow in hand and tells
the Joes to talk fast. Quickly explaining that the gang members are being
duped by Cobra, Pelar disbelieves everything they say and holds money as
her proof that Cobra protects them. More gang members enter the room and
knock the Joes out of a window and tackle the Joes to the ground. Suddenly,
Quick Kick and Wild Bill appear in a Dragonfly and rescue their friends
thanks to the superior firepower of the helicopter.
After Zap asks his captors why Cobra is limiting their goals to just
elections and not the world series, a Crimson Guard walks toward the cell
to threaten Zap, however, Timber leaps and drags the Cobra agent close
enough for Spirit to grab him and cause the rifle to fire. The resulting
burst is seen by the Joes in the Dragonfly, who fly to the disturbance
and enter the scene moments before the remaining Crimson Guard soldiers
shoot the Joes and their fellow Guardsman.
Lady Jaye and the others scatter the other Cobra agents, free their
friends and extract the information they need after Zap promises the abandoned
Crimson Guardsman that Snake Eyes will twist him into the first snake-flavored
human pretzel if he doesn’t explain the details of Cobra’s plans. And the
Crimson Guard stutters that the political rally will involve the destruction
of the entire pier.
Zartan and Firefly travel on a Cobra Hydrofoil to the pier and Firefly
explains that he can detonate all of the charges in any order or all at
once thanks to his ingenious remote detonator. As the gang begins to attack
Harper, Tito arrives and offers to help, much to his sister’s dismay, but
he is mocked by the other gang members and is driven away. The Joes arrive
in the Dragonfly and climb out to help Harper. And all Wild Bill can say
is a very unenthusiastic, “Yo Joe.”
The Dreadnoks and the gang members converge on the Joes. At the same
time, Tito promise to start his own gang between sobs in an empty building,
a building with one of Cobra's bombs. The bomb inside Tito's building explodes
and he cries out for help, but as Pelar tries to rescue him, Ripper grabs
her arms and prevents her rescue attempt. The Dreadnok tells her menacingly
that she will stay and do what she is told since she was paid, but Lady
Jaye disrupts their conversation with an exploding spearhead and Pelar
dashes off to save her brother. Scarlett enters the blazing building ahead
of Pelar and the Joes prepare to fight the Dreadnoks, who turn to the scowling
gang members. After one of the gang members states that they don’t want
to be flunkies for people who prevent them from rescuing family members,
the Dreadnoks then retreat.
All of the Joes and gang members stand outside the burning buildings
and wait. Pelar stumbles out of the building coughing while Scarlett carries
Tito out and hands him to a smiling and relieved Pelar. Firefighters arrive
and rush to bring the fire under control. Harper runs to the Cobra Hydrofoil
and several citizens see that he is working with Cobra. However, Zartan
and Firefly punch Harper off the boat and escape while Harper is captured
by Cutter and the Coast Guard.
Inside the shop owned by Pelar’s mother, the Joes and Pelar hear on
the results of the election with 95 percent of the vote accounted for:
Greenway - 2,104,938 versus Harper - 2. Pelar wonders who the two voters
were. Speculation from his wife and mother are suggested, however, inside
the Extensive Enterprises office, Tomax and Xamot rip up their election
stubs - each with the name of Harper.
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Tomax: “I hate it when - ”
Xamot: “we back a loser.”
“So do I,” they tell each other simultaneously.