- Flint and Lady Jaye infiltrate a Cobra base to stop a plot to create tidal waves.
After commanding a mission to plant a vortex cone near the Panama Canal, the Baroness flees in a Moray hydrofoil. G.I. Joe pursues, capturing her with a helicopter mounted magnet. Despite being rendered immobile and disarmed, the Baroness jumps out to the ocean far below her. Thinking her gone, Flint and Lady Jaye take the Moray to find the base she was headed for after the latter Joe has disguised herself as the Baroness.
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
Featured Vehicles & Equipment
"Ohhh, how could you do that to a poor little floppy disk?"
"That's nothing! You should see what Cobra did to ME!"
- --Mainframe and Lady Jaye disagreeing over who suffered more on their last mission.
Animation and technical errors
- The Vortex cone countdown starts at 48 hours, shown as 48:00:00. It then goes to 48:59:59. This is wrong as it should tick down to 47:59:59. Moreover, Hawk gives orders to the Joe team a few seconds later, and the clock behind him reads 46:28:94!
- Wild Weasel spots the Joe task force and radios in a description of a battleship, 3 cruisers, and 6 destroyers ... but doesn't seem to notice the aircraft carrier.
- When Wet-Suit begins to work on the underwater auxiliary panel, his wetsuit changes from the normal aqua to the generic orange and black wetsuits seen in The Worms of Death.
- While hiding inside the Joe robots, Stalker is miscolored as Caucasian in one scene.
- Mainframe's supposed "free-floating head" disc drive is a technological marvel that is sheer and utter nonsense.
- At 6:42, you can notice Cobra Commander in the background operating a microphone for himself.
- This particular episode is a strange mixture of first and second season concepts, that does not easily fit into the overall continuity.
- Several factors make it more similar to first season episodes:
- the story focuses on older characters such as Flint, Lady Jaye, Destro, the Baroness, and Cobra Commander
- the Joes are using Dragonfly helicopters instead of the newer Tomahawks
- Cobra is using Rattlers instead of the newer Night Ravens
- Firebats are colored silver instead of the red from Season 2
- Blueshirts are the primary Cobra infantry troopers
- Cobra Commander appears to still be in charge of Cobra, with no mention of Serpentor, and Destro and the Baroness reporting to the Commander throughout the entire episode.
- On the other hand, there are some aspects of season 2 present
- Second season characters such as Dial Tone, Leatherneck, Mainframe, Wet Suit, and Hawk appear in limited roles
- the Joe assault on Cobra Undersea Base Delta uses Conquest jets
- Dr. Mindbender appears, albeit unnamed, and Flint and Lady Jaye seem familiar with him and his methods
- Vipers appear in limited roles
- B.A.T.s, which were explicitly created in "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!", are used against the Joes.
- Some dialogue seems to have been assigned to newer characters with no thought given to their personalities:
- Wet Suit's uses the term "cowabunga", an expression more in line with Torpedo's character
- On balance, this episode appears to be an older script hastily edited to fit into the new set up.
- The robots the Joes use are never really explained, or used again.
Real world references
- The Panama canal
- Wild Bill hums the song "The Yellow Rose of Texas" while piloting.