|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Traitor: Part II
"Hungry little devils, aren't they?"
- Dusty (to a Cobra agent, who is pinned down in a pool filled with piranhas)
On an episode of television series Twenty Questions, Hector Ramirez
asks the viewer what caused "Dusty" Rudat, an outstanding solider on the
G.I.Joe team, to become a traitor and caused Conrad "Duke" Hauser to fall
into a coma after the destruction of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ramirez suspects that the large number of medical bills for Dusty's mother
may have compelled Dusty to betray the Joes and his country. Then, Ramirez
asks the most important question - what has Dusty told Cobra since his
escape from the Joes?
A helicopter flies over a mountainous region and lands inside a temple
with Cobra decor. Dusty is led out of the helicopter, has his blindfold
removed by a Cobra agent and is greeted by Cobra Commander, who places
a hand on Dusty shoulder and offers him a position in Cobra in exchange
for information on the Joes' new armor treatment. "Dusty" Rudat, who emphasizes
that he wishes to be called simply "Dusty," walks beside Cobra Commander
and explains that since he has nowhere else to go, he will join Cobra.
Tapping a few buttons on a keyboard, Lady Jaye changes a code and tells
Shipwreck, who places a stack of records next to her, that she now only
has 6,437 left. Pounding a fist into his hand, Shipwreck promises to break
Dusty's neck, however, Lady Jaye reminds Shipwreck that he shouldn't judge
someone until he walks in that person's shoes. And the reply makes Shipwreck
not only angry but extremely annoyed.
Dusty is told by Cobra Commander that the armor treatment is being added
to their vehicles, and because he provided the formula, Cobra Commander
offers him the command of the work detail. But the current leader objects
and demands a trial by combat with Dusty in the arena to decide who will
lead the detail. Cobra Commander welcomes the entertainment since the fight
will demonstrate Dusty's ruthlessness.
Holding a "rocket nunchucker," Dusty is told the rules of the game while
in the arena - the one who lives, wins. To make the game more interesting,
Cobra Commander opens gates in the pit so that water and piranhas fill
the arena. The Cobra officer whips the chain around Dusty's feet and causes
him to collapse back-first into the water, but Dusty climbs back to his
feet after knocking three piranhas off his arm and tackles his opponent
to the ground. As the piranhas munch on the meat and flesh of the Cobra
officer's back, Dusty tells him, "Hungry little devils, aren't they?" The
officer brings a foot up and kicks Dusty off his chest.
Dusty grabs his weapon, knocks off the piranhas and dodges his enemy's
swinging chain. Dusty then whips his rocket nunchucker around his opponent’s
feet, tugs and the officer falls into the water. Dusty climbs out of the
piranha tank and when he hears the officer's cry for help, he swings his
chain out to the officer and pulls him out. Cobra Commander asks Dusty
why he saved his opponent and wonders if the Joe still has vestige of decency
in him. But Dusty replies, "We can always use extra help in K.P." Cobra
Commander laughs and claps Dusty's shoulder and tells him that he is Cobra
Commander's kind of trooper and places him charge of stealing the chemicals
from the Leary Chemicals plant.
Shipwreck complains to Flint that their current operation is not too
sane. After all, the Joes are all over the world trying to protect potential
targets, however, Flint tells Shipwreck to cease his complaining. Shipwreck
apologizes and explains he didn't mean anything by his rant. Meanwhile,
with a gun behind a tug boat pilot's head, Dusty tells the pilot to drive
slowly and that he shouldn't try to be a hero. While the tugboat drags
a barge of garbage, a small fleet of Cobra Water Moccasins drive behind
one side of the barge and cut the barge's cable after Dusty believes they
have passed by the Joes' potential hiding spot near the plant.
Cobra blocks three WHALE hovercrafts, which are driven by Flint, Shipwreck
and a generic Joe, and steals several red drums. Dusty decides that rather
killing the employees of the plant, his men should save their ammo for
the Joes. The Cobra agents board their Water Moccasins and drive away into
a three-way fork in the bayou.
After pushing the barge out of their way, the three WHALEs split up
and follow Cobra, but nets catch the Joes and prevent them from pursuing.
Flint fires rockets at the Water Moccasins, however, the armor treatment
prevents Cobra's vehicles from being damaged. And Flint comments that Cobra
may now be invincible.
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