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"I don’t think they’ll let you in, Leatherneck. They have an IQ minimum at the door."
- Wet-Suit (joking with Leatherneck about the newest club in town)
After an APC arrives at one of the Joes’ bases, Leatherneck tells Wet-Suit that the sooner they roll the barrel into the storage room, the sooner they can visit the newest club in town. “I don’t think they’ll let you in, Leatherneck,” Wet-Suit tells his teammate. “They have an IQ minimum at the door.”
While Beach Head angrily suggests more work and less talk, Dr. Mullaney
asks for Mainframe’s help to solve a problem with his latest invention,
a nitrogen fuel turbine. As a large glass tube covers the engine,
Dr. Mullaney explains that the jet engine runs off of the nitrogen in the
air, and as the engine is activated, Mainframe suddenly realizes that the
end result would mean limitless free fuel.
However, the engine explodes and shrapnel from the engine punctures
the control room’s viewing window. Dr. Mullaney then explains that the engine
is imperfect because a corrosive byproduct is created. Mainframe touches
the metal, burns his finger and responds, “Talk about your big bang theories.”
While Dial-Tone calls Holly, he explains to Leatherneck and Wet-Suit
that he has known her for only a short time, but his conversation stops
and he asks Holly if two of her friends would like to go out with two of
his G.I.Joe teammates. After learning that his teammates have dates,
he tells them, “Hey, guys! Tonight we party!”
The three Joes and their dates arrive at the new club on LCV Recon Sleds and all of the Joes happily help their dates off the vehicles except Leatherneck, whose blind date is not to his taste. Dial-Tone asks the major-domo about the sound system, however, he explains to the Joe that it is his first day on the job along with everyone else on the club’s staff.
Wet-Suit tells his date, Cindy, that the club’s staff policy is a bit
strange, but she throws her cares into the air and suggests that they dance.
While Satin’s video for “The Cobra Who Got Away” plays on the club’s sound
system, Serpentor watches the scene from a monitor and mumbles to
himself, “Dance, fools, dance.” He stops the video inside the club
and thanks the people for falling into his trap. The Joes try to
help their dates and the others escape, however, the doors close and
Serpentor tells everyone trapped inside to relax since they are going on
a trip to outer space.
Mutt and Junkyard, who are on guard duty at the Joes’ base, watch the
club fly into the air, and as Iceberg and Low-Light watch as well, Cross Country jokes, “Now that’s something ya’ll don’t see every day.” General Hawk, Mainframe and Dr. Mullaney catch sight of the club and then rush to a communications room to view the club enter orbit around Earth.
After Serpentor appears on a screen, the Joes learn who is behind the club’s launch, which prompts Mainframe to quip, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.” General Hawk asks Serpentor if he would be hopelessly naïve to ask for the club to be returned to Earth. “No, not naïve,” Serpentor replies. “Merely stupid.” Serpentor then demands that the Joes give Dr. Mullaney to Cobra or he will activate the explosives on the club.
Inside the club, a man screams that they are going to die, however, Wet-Suit orders everyone to grab something bolted to the floor to prevent the people from floating around. Madeline grabs her date, Leatherneck, who growls that he is not bolted to anything.
Dial-Tone makes his way to the club’s video system, reconfigures it so that they can contact Mainframe and asks if their teammates could send a rescue ship to the club. Mainframe informs them of the explosives on the club and Wet-Suit offers to deactivate them, however, General Hawk reminds that space is vacuum. Fortunately, the SEAL can hold his breath for just over four minutes.
Serpentor interrupts the transmission and states that unless Dr. Mullaney surrenders to Cobra, the club will be destroyed. The Cobra Emperor begins to count down from five, and Dr. Mullaney gives in at the last second. General Hawk yells for Dr. Mullaney to reconsider. But the doctor states that it is not just the Joes who are held captive but dozens of innocent
civilians. “G.I.Joe does not give into terrorists, Serpentor,” yells General Hawk. But Serpentor calmly replies, “Oh? Brave talk for a man standing on the ground.” Dr. Mullaney apologizes for giving himself up to Cobra, however, General Hawk places a hand on the doctor’s shoulder and tells him that he understands and then adds that the Joes will stage a rescue long before Dr. Mullaney reaches Cobra Island.
A Tomahawk arrives at Vanderberg Air Force base and Lift-Ticket and Slipstream learn that their space shuttle is ready for lift-off. Unfortunately, Dr. Mindbender receives a report from the Baroness about the Joes’ rescue operation and relays the report to Serpentor, who realizes that he is suddenly in a difficult position. If he blows up the club, he will have nothing to bargain with, and if the Joes rescue the people inside the club, he will be branded as a fool and a patsy. Therefore, he yells for the Dreadnoks to be summoned and adds, “This I command!”
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