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"Blow in my headphones and I’ll follow you anywhere, Lady Jaye."
- Ace (who is asked by Lady Jaye if he would like to accompany her into battle)
In the middle of the desert and under a dark sky, lights are ignited
on a stone mesa and a runway is revealed at the top. Cobra Rattlers, Trubble
Bubbles, HISS tanks and Ferrets then launch from the fortress to attack
the Joes. Breaker, who is snoring while in the communications room, is
awakened by the perimeter alert and starts a red alert.
Flint, Lady Jaye and Heavy Metal catch sight of the mesa on a monitor and
Lady Jaye wonders how the base was built without the Joes knowing about
its construction. Flint decides to adopt a “shoot first and ask questions
later” policy and the Joes rush out to intercept Cobra.
AWE Strikers parachute to the ground, land near the mesa and Flint tells
the Joes to go ahead and knock on the front door. As Cobra Rattlers approach
trio of Skystrikers, Lady Jaye asks Ace if he would like to accompany her
into enemy territory. “Blow in my headphones and I’ll follow you anywhere,
Lady Jaye,” Ace replies.
Cobra’s weapons are destroyed by the Joes and suddenly the entire Cobra
army disappears. A computer voice announces that the computer simulation
has ended and a confused Flint drives with Bazooka into the base. Lady
Jaye, Flint, and Airborne land on the roof of the base and enter the base
Both groups of Joe teams meet in the control room and Flint demands
that they get the Pentagon involved, however, Col. Sharpe appears on a
monitor in the room and explains that the Pentagon is already aware of
the base since they authorized the construction. The base is known as Watchdog
and is the most sophisticated computer in the world. After Col. Sharpe
explains that the Cobra army the Joes fought were holograms and Lady Jaye
realizes that the base was never encoded as hostile and therefore not recognized
by the Joes satellite system, Col. Sharpe straightens his tie and nervously
explains that Watchdog is the new commander of the Joe team. Dr. Hammler,
the inventor of Watchdog, enters the room and explains that his creation
is a powerful and efficient intelligence network that scans the globe “and
beyond” for Cobra activity.
Dr. Hammler also adds that the Joes will receive their orders from Watchdog
via a communicator, which he pulls from his coat pocket. “We’re supposed
to take orders from a pile of silicon chips?” Flint asks Col. Sharpe. Dr.
Hammler suggests that the Joes need a demonstration.
Watchdog finds a yacht called the Cerebus in the Indian Ocean and notes
that Cobra Commander and Destro are aboard. Breaker tells Flint that there’s
no need for a personnel review since Watchdog has dispatched the USS Flagg
to intercept. Dragonflies and SHARCs take off and attack.
After the Skystrikers, which are led by Ace, complete their strafing
run, the Cerebus sinks into the water. Admiral Ledger congratulates the
Joes and tells them to travel back to the USS Flagg since Watchdog has
transmitted new orders. Flint radios the Joes’ aircraft carrier and asks
if Destro and Cobra Commander were aboard. Shipwreck flies his SHARC back
into the water and discovers that the Cerebus has disappeared.
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