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Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Sink the Montana

Credits: written by David Carren

Production Number: 600-54

Original Airdate: September 29, 1986

The USS Montana - largest of America’s old WWII battlewagons - is being retired from service. Its commander, Admiral Latimer, is an old friend of Hawk’s. At the decommissioning ceremony, Cobra attacks and takes the battleship over with its Android Troopers. To Hawk’s surprise and dismay, Latimer is in on the plan. The old sailor is too attached to his ship to let it be consigned to the scrap heap. Switching his allegiance to Cobra, Latimer sets sail up the East Coast of the United States, pounding coastal cities and sinking ships. Equipped with Destro’s electromagnetic field and neutralizes electronics and guided missiles (sic), the Montana is virtually invincible. It takes Hawk and the Joes - and the 19th century frigate, the USS Constitution - to stop Cobra’s reign of terror on the open seas. (Note: Coastal cities were never attacked in the episode.)

G.I.Joe: Ace*, Alpine*, Barbecue*, Bazooka*, Cover Girl*, Cutter*, Deep Six, Duke*, Flint*, General Hawk, Gung Ho*, Lady Jaye*, Low-Light*, Mainframe, Polly, Recondo*, Roadblock*, Scarlett*, Shipwreck, Slipstream, Snake Eyes*, Wet-Suit Cobra: BAT*, Cobra Officer, Destro, Viper*
G.I.Joe: Conquest X-30, Tomahawk, WHALE Cobra: Firebat, Moray, Turbble Bubble
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

While the Joes set up the sails, Shipwreck climbs out of the museum downstairs and begins to order the Joes around like a pirate captain, however, Wet-Suit thumps a piece of metal in his hand and asks, “What’s that you say, Captain Bly?” The character mentioned by Wet-Suit is a sinister captain who was kicked off his own ship in the film Mutiny on the Bounty.

Roadblock's first character design was erroneously included and Scarlett's glove, which is positioned across her stomach, appears white instead of maize.

Destro's chest should be exposed, not colored red.

Shipwreck’s gloves were not present in one shot, but they were included in the following shots.

Considering that some of the animation work was farmed out to other studios, the presence of variations in character designs, such as Wet-Suit in the left and center image, is no surprise. However, even with the different colors used for his hair, the biggest inconsistency is the switch from a black shirt to his blue and white diving suit, which is present in the right image above.

The backblast from Bazooka's shot is not line up with the back of the bazooka.

The design of Admiral Lattimer's uniform changes between shots.


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