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  -- Beach Head (after Mainframe discovers that Cobra has a mail-order business)
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Nightmare Assault - Notes

Credits: written by Marv Wolfman

Production Number: 600-80

Original Airdate: October 30, 1986

Cobra Interrogator finds a way of invading the Joes’ sleep and producing terrifying nightmares. He nearly drives them all into a nervous breakdown - until he invades Low-Light’s nightmares.

G.I.Joe: Alpine, Beach Head, Cross Country, Dial-Tone, General Hawk, Generic Joe*, Iceberg, Lady Jaye, Leatherneck, Lifeline, Low-Light, Mainframe, Quick Kick*, Sci Fi, Wet-Suit Cobra: Buzzer, Dr. Mindbender, Monkeywrench, Ripper, Serpentor, Torch, Viper*, Zartan*
G.I.Joe: Conquest X-30, Tomahawk Cobra: Stun, Trubble Bubble
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

Considering that the Joes were not able to sleep in the episode, the Chandler oil rig may have been named after Raymond Chandler, who wrote The Big Sleep.

During General Hawk's dream, he told the Joes, “No special heroics.” As the Joes radio their support and the continue their flight, Sci Fi replied during the dream and the real world mission: “With you all the way, Hawk.” It is unknown if Sci Fi's line of dialogue was repeated to save time and money or if it was repeated on purpose in order to push General Hawk toward the edge of insanity during a scene that was cut due to time constraints.

Mahia, who was first seen in "Iceberg Goes South," reappears as Iceberg's date at a movie.

For some unknown reason, Beach Head was not wearing his headphones while his teammates were asleep. Although he eventually joined his teammates in Low-Light's dream, Beach Head's darkest fears were not revealed.

The episode, which features nightmares and monsters, debuted one day before Halloween.

The blood pressure gauge changes from black to grey between shots.

Lifeline's vest changes from white to red between two shots.

Low-Light was seen inside the commissary before he entered the room.

As seen in the right image, Iceberg was inked with the wrong color.


Rather than giving up while facing adversity, Ripcord explains that identifying the problem and solving it is the more successful route.


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