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"Aye, I’m MacIntosh, but I’m no hermit. I just live in an out of the way neighborhood."
- MacIntosh (scoffing the "hermit" part of his name given to him by Dusty)
Inside the communications room at Joe Headquarters, Breaker informs
Flint that the Joes’ new spy satellite is now in orbit, however, as soon
as orbit is achieved, the satellite begins to travel on an erratic path.
As Cobra Commander gloats about who has the superior technology while in
the presence of Destro, who tries to bring the satellite to Earth with
a tractor beam, Flint orders Breaker to fly the satellite back down to
the ground, and the Joes’ latest defensive measure crashes on the African
continent. Flint then orders a code red to be broadcasted to any member
of Joe team in the area.
Dusty and Spirit receive the transmission from headquarters while flying
above a mountainous region in their Skystrikers. After Dusty relays a tale
of a doomed expedition led by a fellow named MacIntosh, who returned to
live like a hermit in the region, Spirit reports that he has found something
on his infra-red sensors. Circling above a hut on fire, the Joes catch
sight of Storm Shadow and quickly land in order to confront Cobra’s ninja,
who stuffs a roll of parchment into his shirt.
Spirit renews his ongoing fight with Storm Shadow and the two adversariescircle
one another. However, as Dusty announces that he has the Cobra agent covered
with a laser rifle, a voice from the burning hut cries out for help. Dusty
urges Spirit to make the rescue and he dashes away. As soon as Spirit leaves,
Storm Shadow tosses a throwing star at Dusty rifle and hits the center
of barrel, causing it to split. Dusty leaps off the wing of his Skystriker
and attempts to subdue Storm Shadow via hand to hand combat, however, the
ninja beats Dusty and leaves him alive so that he can humiliate him another
Spirit runs out of the hut moments before the building collapses to
the ground and tells Dusty that it does not matter if Storm Shadow escaped
because he has a feeling that they will meet again. Aboard Lady Jaye’s
AWE Striker, Lady Jaye tells the Joes and the rescued hermit that Cobra
has a fairly large lead, but according to the hermit, Cobra will not get
past the Primorts, proto-human beings who are more ape than man and are
considered mythical. The hermit scoffs the notion that the Primorts are
mythical since they mystically wiped out his whole expedition. As soon
as Dusty hears MacIntosh’s response, he immediately realizes that the hermit
is MacIntosh. “Aye, I’m MacIntosh, but I’m no hermit. I just live in an
out of the way neighborhood,” he replies.
The Joes arrive at a canyon with a wooden bridge and Lady Jaye drives
with Spirit and MacIntosh across the bridge in order to test the bridge
structural integrity. Noticing that Lady Jaye has guts, Dusty asks if he
likes this trait in women. “Professionally, yes,” Flint replies. “Personally,
I’d like to see her stick around a little longer.”
Unfortunately, Cobra Trubble Bubbles and CLAWs appear in the sky and
attack the Joes. The bridge is destroyed and the Joes grab onto the one
half of the split bridge and crash against the canyon wall. Lady Jaye once
again exclaims her displeasure of high places, and Cobra begins to fire
at the Joes hanging in the canyon. The plank supporting the Joes splinters
and they fall into the river below. Cobra retreats and Dusty tries to comfort
Flint by telling him that Lady Jaye is a survivor. Flint orders the Bridgelayer
to be brought forward.
Freedom, Spirit’s pet eagle, lands on Spirit’s arm and Lady Jaye asks
MacIntosh if he has any idea as to their location. As all three rest on
the shore, MacIntosh confesses that he does not know, however, he believes
that he will figure it out sooner or later. Spirit tells the others that
the satellite is west of their position and explains that if they find
the satellite, then they will find Flint and the other Joes since they
are also looking for the satellite. As the Joes march through the jungle,
they are observed by one of the jungle’s inhabitants.
Storm Shadow reports back to Cobra Commander that the satellite has
not yet been captured and he feels a disturbing presence in the jungle.
Destro silently watches Cobra Commander fly into a rage about his apathy
regarding anything in the jungle but Joes’ spy satellite.
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