Bugs and snakes and jungle - this job ain't fun any more.
  -- Roadblock (marching through a jungle with Recondo and Blowtorch)
Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Worlds Without End: Part II - Notes

Credits: written by Martin Pasko

Production Number: 600-34

Original Airdate: November 5, 1985

Steeler is ready to resign from the team. Hes come to believe that the Joe/Cobra battle will never be won by either side - and that, in the end, it might not matter who wins; one way or the other, the world will go on. Then a weird Cobra weapon accidentally opens a rift between dimensions - and Steeler, along with a number of his teammates, is hurled into an alternate universe where the unthinkable has become reality. The U.S. government has fallen, G.I.Joe has been defeated, and Cobra rules the world!

G.I.Joe: Clutch, Grunt, Steeler, Lady Jaye, Flint, Barbecue, Airtight, Footloose, Duke, Doc, Stalker* Cobra: Buzzer, Torch, Ripper, Zartan, the Baroness, Cobra agents, Destro, AVAC, Cobra Commander
G.I.Joe: Sky Hawk, Silver Mirage motorcycle, AWE Striker, WHALE Cobra: CLAW, HISS, Rattler, FANG
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

As seen by the image above, Cobra modified its symbol slightly for its police force.

"At Destro's headquarters, a small animal that looks like a cat or a rabbit is sitting on a platform guarded by armed Cobra troopers. No mention is ever made of what the purpose of this animal is" (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes). The rabbit could be a symbolic reference to the tale Alice in Wonderland since the Joes tumbled down a rabbit hole of sorts, found themselves in a strange world and are soon struggling to find their way home.

Since we do not see Copperhead go home and he does not appear in the second season, should we assume that he is still in the alternate universe with the matter mutator? If this is the case, this could be a very dangerous loose end...

The episode was released with the first part of the episode by Kid Rhino video as volume one.

Clutch: Great shooting, Lady Jaye!
Lady Jaye: Dont hand out any medals, Clutch, until we deserve em!
Time: 40 seconds


Time: 5 seconds


Time: 3 seconds


Barbecue: Yahoo! Looks like we are going to make it! Then again, what do I know?
Flint: Hang on!
Rattler pilot: Air patrol leader to Destro - rebels sighted.
Destro: Im tracking them already, patrol leader.
Time: 18 seconds


Footloose: Okay, were out. Now what?
Lady Jaye: Good question.
The Baroness: Lady Jaye!
Time: 7 seconds


Time: 1.5 seconds
Commentary: As usual, the USA editors ruined the ending of a stunning episode by trimming off the last few seconds of music at the end.

Original: Flint explains that a team needs not arguments but cooperation in order to win.
USA: If you find a powerline on the ground, you should not go anywhere near it since there is enough power to kill an elephant according to Roadblock.


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Movie Clip: The Rhino video did not include the review of the first part of the episode, therefore, the clip is available so that you have the complete show. [1.73 mb]

Sound Clip: Baroness confesses: "I've just instigated the first Cobra civil war and I don't want a ringside seat for my handiwork." [90.2 kb]

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