|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Viper is Coming
"Don't look at me. I've had it with red phones today."
- Barbecue (to Scarlett after fighting Cobra in Antarctica and at West Point)
Ace flies toward four Firebats while the four accompanying Skystrikers
dive to the ground and pound the Cobra forces. After the Joes capture the
Cobra Polar Troops, Scarlett leads Roadblock, Alpine, Bazooka, Spirit and
dozens of generic Joes run down the main corridor of the base and as they
enter the weight room, Scarlett fires one shot and demands that the Cobra
agents surrender. They immediately drop their guns and place their hands
in the air.
As the Cobra soldiers are led out of the room, Scarlett tells the Joes
that the situation doesn't make sense. After all, why would Cobra send
the Joes a message about a recreation base. The manager tells Scarlett
that Cobra would never tell the Joes anything and calls them "spoilsports."
Flint, Gung Ho and Roadblock lounge on the couches and when the phone
rings Barbecue picks up the phone and learns that viper will start at the
At West Point Military Academy, Scarlett explains to Roadblock that
the Viper's clue, the word "corner," could be translated as point, and
with so many high-ranking brass in the stands, Scarlett expresses her worry
that Cobra may attempt to attack the academy. Deciding to have a chat with
one of the tank jockies she looks up and finds out that Major Bludd is
in the driver's seat in one of the tanks. He takes a couple of shots at
the Joes and as they turn to retreat, Major Bludd orders the Cobra troops
in the other tanks to roll forward and capture Senator Robbins and General
Scarlett and Roadblock leap onto Footloose's AWE Striker and several
AWE Strikers rush forward in an attempt to cut off the advance of Major
Bludd's tank. Graduating cadets scatter as the tanks approach, and with
Footloose at the wheel, Roadblock is able to hang on the side of an AWE
Striker and drop a grenade between the tread of Major Bludd's tank.
The grenade’s explosion rips the tracks apart and the following tanks
pile into one another. Scarlett orders the AWE Strikers to circle around
the tanks and as the Joes cruise around Cobra, Major Bludd tells himself
that he now knows how Custard felt.
A Cobra footsoldier shoots out the tire of an AWE Striker and Footloose
tries to avoid the wrecked AWE Striker, but as he swerves it Scarlett and
Roadblock are thrown from the vehicle. Before a Cobra agent can shoot Scarlett,
she awakens and tells him in a playful voice, "Oh, look out behind you."
Asking if she expects him to fall for "that old gag," a cadet tackles the
Cobra agent to the ground. She compliments him and he salutes her smartly
and adds, "Our pleasure, ma'am."
Scarlett jumps into the fray and begins to swat aside several Cobra
troops. One cadet watches her, smiles and says in an impressed voice, "Wow,
that's some kind of soldier!" The cadets standing around the fight raise
their fists in the air, shout "YO JOE" and proceed to clobber several Cobras.
Roadblock demands that Cobra surrender, however, a Cobra officer replies
that they don't have to since they outnumber the Joes ten to one. "Would
you believe fifty to one?" asks Scarlett. Behind her, hundreds of cadets
ready their rifles and Cobra surrenders at the count of five. The crowds
in the stands cheer and Major Bludd escapes by slipping into the smoke
of the battle.
Scarlett and Barbecue try to relax at the fire station, however, the
red phone rings again. "Don't look at me," Barbecue tells Scarlett. "I've
had it with red phones today." Scarlett picks up the phone and learns that
the Viper will start on the top floor, and when she demands to know his
identity, the man on the phone replies, "I am the Viper."
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