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Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Memories of Mara - Notes

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.

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)
* 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.

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 your friends.
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


Gung Ho
Gung Ho explains that you shouldn't judge people until you give them a chance.
Same as above


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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."
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 sea."
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."
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