|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Spell of the Siren
"They played the tune that made men swoon."
- Roadblock (summarizing in two lines the power of the Conch of the Sirens)
Skystrikers race over a G.I.Joe aircraft carrier where Flint welcomes
Lady Jaye to the Adriatic Sea. Wearing her diving gear, Lady Jaye tells
Flint that if the upcoming mission is his idea of a vacation, then she’d
hate to see what he thinks is a business trip. “Was that a joke?” asks
Deep Six, watching Lady Jaye walk past him. As Torpedo latches onto the
underside of Roadblock’s SHARC, he asks Lady Jaye if she has ever rumbled
in the sea on the bottom of a SHARC. She replies that this is her first
time and asks if he has any tips, and he passes on two tips: don’t let
go and don’t fall off.
After the three SHARCs dive into the water, Lady Jaye marvels over the
number of sunken ships on the ocean floor. Flint tells her that the area
is ancient history and their only priority is to find out why Cobra is
in the area. Cobra troops swim and search around a temple and three agents
shine their flashlights on a object wrapped in an oil skin and placed in
a hole in the temple floor. The Baroness swims toward the round object,
picks it up and swims back to the underwater Cobra base, which has been
set up near the temples and ships.
Inside the base, Cobra Commander screams at Destro for squandering a
fortune in his underwater scavenger hunt and calls Tomax and Xamot to the
monitor to give Destro a lesson in economics. As soon as the Crimson Guard
Commanders explain that long-term management is achieved through short-term
cash flow, Destro turns off the monitor and asks to be spared from the
twins’ drivel. The Baroness enters the room and warns Destro that Tomax
and Xamot could be powerful allies or dangerous enemies.
Stripping off her Eel uniform, the Baroness is told that the simple
seashell she has discovered is actually the Conch of the Sirens, but before
Destro can explain its potential for Cobra, the Joes attack the base. Missiles
puncture holes in the dome and the SHARCs fly into the base and press the
attack while evading the laser blasts from Cobra ASPs.
Destro passes the wrapped conch to the Baroness and tells her to escape
to Cobra headquarters while he shows the fool outside how to fight. As
soon as she steps through a portal, she is confronted by Lady Jaye, however
a piece of the dome strikes Lady Jaye’s wrist and allows the Baroness the
opportunity to strike her enemy. Lady Jaye falls, however, she is able
to grab the wrapping around the conch as the Baroness continues to make
Destro watches the Eels retreat and turns around a corner to fire upon
the Joes. His shots dent Deep Six’s suit, which unnerves the Joe, however,
Flint’s shot strikes Destro, causing the arms dealer to fall to the ground
unconscious. The Baroness witness the capture of Destro, looks at the conch,
pauses and decides that she must escape.
As the escape pod launches, the Joes find Lady Jaye and learn that only
her pride has been hurt. Flint asks about the wrapping that was around
the conch, but Lady Jaye doesn’t have a clue about what it covered. And
since the Baroness was quite protective of the object covered by the cloth,
she assumes that whatever was she was carrying was pretty important.
The Baroness flies to an Extensive Enterprises building and tries to
explain to Cobra Commander that Destro’s undersea operation was not a failure,
however, as soon as she shows the gold seashell to Cobra Commander, he
tells the Baroness that Destro is on his own at G.I.Joe headquarters and
swats the conch aside as he screams at the Baroness to leave.
Duke congratulates Flint on capturing Destro at G.I.Joe headquarters
and the Joes learn from Dr. Blackstone about the Conch of the Sirens, a
seashell that disrupts the hormonal system of every male who heard the
song whenever someone blows into the shell and caused freewill to vanish.
“They played the tune that made men swoon,” Roadblock chimes in.
Breaker receives an alert from the Alaskan security network satellite
and the Joes rush out to engage Cobra’s forces. Traveling by Flight Pod,
the Baroness arrives at Major Bludd’s latest operation and attempts to
make a proposition, however, the Joes’ Skystrikers, Dragonflies, Snow Cats
and Polar Bears destroy the ASPs and the Rattlers.
Running to get under the Alaskan pipeline, the Baroness blows into the
conch and the soundwaves cause all of the men to stand stock still. Cover
Girl and Lady Jaye load the male Joes onto a Snow Cat and retreat.
Back at the Extensive Enterprises office, the Baroness paces in front
of Cobra Commander and tells of her success. Announcing that she is keeping
the conch and taking command since her family has been breed to rule for
centuries, Cobra Commander tries to take the conch for his own use by ordering
Tomax and two Crimson Guards. However, the Baroness blows into the conch
and causes the four males to lose their freewill. She considers her act
not one of treason but destiny.
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