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Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Last Hour to Doomsday - Notes

Credits: written by Tom Degenais

Production Number: 600-50

Original Airdate: September 25, 1986

SUNBOW'S SYNOPSIS
Destro has built a new weapon for Cobra, a Vortex Cone that uses the oceanís electro-magnetic fields to whip up huge tsunamis. Lady J and Flint attempt to infiltrate Cobraís secret base by passing Lady J off as the Baroness. Duke and Hawk send a dummy task force out to decoy Cobra Commander from his underwater base; while this goes on, the real Joe force attacks Cobra. They are nearly destroyed by Cobraís newly introduced Android Troopers; Flint and Lady J are captured and tossed into a pen with a giant octopus.

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Beach Head*, Deep Six, Dial-Tone, Doc*, Duke, Flint, General Hawk, Generic Joe*, Gung Ho*, Lady Jaye, Leatherneck, Lifeline, Low-Light*, Mainframe, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Stalker*, Wet-Suit, Wild Bill Cobra: Baroness, BAT*, Cobra agents, Cobra Commander, Cobra officers*, Cobra Vipers*, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, Eel, Wild Weasel
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Conquest X-30, Dragonfly, SHARC Cobra: FANG, Firebat, Moray, Rattler, Stinger, Trubble Bubble, Water Mocassin
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
"'Last Hour to Doomsday' by Tom Dagenais was the last thing he ever wrote before succumbing to cancer. It was originally slated for the first season but we thought Tom wasn't going to finish it and replaced it with another episode. When Tom did finally deliver it, we had to add new characters and re-write it slightly to accomdate the new plot twists ie Serpentor, etc." - Buzz Dixon, Sept. 13, 2000

The snake head that rises from the undersea base (left) bears a striking resemblence to the one from the G.I.Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (right).

General Hawk normally appears with his jacket, but in one scene he is wearing just a brown shirt.

ERRORS
Cobra Commander states that the Joes have 48 hours to surrender, however, the clock that appears on the screen changes from 48:00:00 to 48:59:59 rather than 47:59:59.

Another problem with Cobra's countdown clock is that there appear to be ninety-something seconds at one point judging by the digits behind General Hawk's head.

Wet-Suit's character design changes from a blue and grey diving suit to an orange and black one while examining Destro's Vortex Cone.

The color of Lifeline's helmet changes from white to red during one scene (left and center images) and appears white again while he is swimming inside Cobra's base. It is also interesting to note that Lifeline, who is a pacifist, was carrrying a harpoon gun while swimming inside the base.

Destro appears to be wearing a black shirt.

The Cobra symbols are missing on the non-Eel agents and the first version of Roadblock's character design was included.

LESSONS

Cross Country (left)
and Beach Head (right)
Original:
Cross Country and Beach Head urge a motorbike driver to wear a helmet.
USA:
Unknown

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