|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Synthoid Conspiracy: Part I
"Let’s not and pretend we did, okay?"
- Scarlett (after slapping Shipwreck in the face when he makes a pass at her)
Flying inside a Dragonfly and above three ships in the ocean, Duke radios
General Franks that the area is clear and that they can commence with the
Deep below the ships, Destro warns Cobra Commander that they will be
spotted and considers the Cobra submarine’s workmanship rather shoddy since
he was able to tear a pipe off rather easily. Cobra Commander reminds Destro
that no one invited him on the mission and tells him to be quiet since
he wants to eavesdrop on the conversation among the top brass of the United
Admiral Ledger tells Duke that the war games will begin at 1000 hours
and General Franks comments to his aide, Ericson, that the Joes are “on
the ball.” Ericson agrees without enthusiasm, a trait which Admiral Ledger
finds unusual. Duke radios Deep Six to see if he is ready and is told that
both he and Torpedo are ready to lend a hand at any time.
Colonel Sharpe assures General Howe, who is in charge of the budget committee,
that the Joes’s performance will impress him, which they always do, replies
the General. Admiral Ledger expresses his interest in seeing the USS Flagg
Shipwreck makes a pass at Scralett and promises her dinner, however,
she slaps the sailor away. After Shipwreck clears Duke for a landing on
the USS Flagg, Scarlett is ordered by Duke to prepare the Skystrikers for
launch. As she leaves, Shipwreck yells to give her best. She looks up to
the control room and yells that she will sink one for him. On the flight
deck, Ace urges Wild Bill to get ready for their war games, however, the
helicopter, tosses into the air a gun twirling on his finger, looks at his watch, tells Ace
that he still has two minutes and then catches his gun.
Duke returns to the USS Flagg, causes Wild Bill’s hat to be knocked
off due to the wind from the Dragonfly’s blades and tells the Joes that the
top pentagon brass are on the command ship and stresses that he expects the Joes
to put on quite a show for them even though they are merely in a war game
simulation. The Joes shout a loud “YO JOE” simultaneously and sprint to their Skystrikers.
Cobra Commander orders a Tele-Viper to bring the systems on-line and
the submarine heads toward the command ship. Destro is told by Cobra Commander
that he will destroy G.I.Joe without him so he can keep his technology
and high and mighty airs to himself. Meanwhile, the Joes launch from the
carrier and travel out to sea in order to attack their targets.
Walking to a lab, Destro learns that Zartan and Cobra Commander have
created a plan that will humiliate and destroy the Joes, and the weapon
of the Joes’ ruin will be synthoids, artificial beings created from genetic
engineering chemicals sold to Cobra by Destro.
Duke leads the Joe Skystriker team into the skies and they fire their missiles
at the dummy ships, however, all of the missiles miss their targets. Doors on the
ships swing open and three Cobra FANGs, each flown by a Dreadnok, fly toward
the command ship. Meanwhile, on the command ship, as the top brass notice that something
is wrong, Ericson pulls out a gun from a bag. Duke’s Skystriker is
hit and Buzzer cuts Duke's parachute and causes him to fall into the ocean.
On the command ship, Ericson rips off his mask and reveals himself to
be Zartan, who gasses the Pentagon brass and causes them to fall to the
floor unconscious. Wild Bill radios Deep Six that Duke went under and Torpedo
and Deep Six begin to search the area while Cobra Morays zoom toward the
Joes’ ships. Avoiding Cobra’s shots, Scarlett fires a couple of missiles
that causes the hydrofoil to crumple and explode.
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