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Credits: written by Sharman Di Vono
Production Number: 600-48
Original Airdate: November 15, 1985
Shipwreck loses his heart to a "mermaid." Her name is Mara, and sheís the genetically-altered subject of a Cobra experiment to create true amphibious soldiers, capable of breathing both water and air. But the experiment was a failure. Beautiful blue skinned Mara can survive only underwater -- assuming she can elude the Cobra forces hunting her down to find out what went wrong.
* indicates the character was silent during the episode
Tomax and Xamot simultaneously comment while on the sub, "Thatís the
bottom line." Their line sounds like the closing remark to any argument
made be pro-wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
|G.I.Joe: Duke, Lady Jaye, Shipwreck, Polly, Deep Six, Gung Ho, Joe divers, Doc, Heavy Metal*, Recondo*, Alpine*
||Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro, Eels, Buzzer, Ripper, Torch, Cobra agents, Tomax, Xamot
|G.I.Joe: SHARC, Sky Hawk, WHALE, Mauler
||Cobra: Cobra Water Moccasin, Firebat (grey)
On a personal note, the best song to listen to while watching the show
is Faith No Moreís "Underwater Love" from the album The Real Thing.
Duke: Cobra Firebats! Letís go!
Shipwreck: Ohh! Our transportation just went up in a blaze of
glory. This way!
Lady Jaye: Shipwreck, come back!
Time: 21 seconds
Buzzer: You deserted us, frog princess. It ainít nice to desert
Mara: There are no friends in Cobra, Buzzer, only convenient
alliances. Weíre all cannon fodder when it suits Cobra Commander. I learned
that (cough) the hard way (cough).
Time: 25 seconds
Captain Jordan: ...which contains the designs for shipís weapons.
Destro: A small price to pay for your life and those lives those
of your crew.
Time: 10 seconds
Mara: I think I knew all along the change was irreversible.
I guess I just couldnít face it.
Shipwreck: Easy now. Itís gonna be all right.
Time: 10 seconds
Movie Clip: On a beach at Kona Tonga, Mara and Shipwreck hold one
another under the moon and she tells him, "Thereís no other choice, Shipwreck."
||Gung Ho explains that you shouldn't judge people until you give them a chance.
|Same as above
Shipwreck: "Mara -"
"No," Mara interrupts, "donít say it. Please. Itíll only make things
harder. Kona Tonga is a beautiful place. I belong here...I belong to the
She runs away and dives into the nighttime waters. And on an empty
beach, a sailor stands alone under the moon, waves to the ocean and softly
and sadly whispers, "Good-bye, Mara."