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Cobra's Candidate

15th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by Gordon Kent. First aired October 11, 1985.









Previous episode: Lights! Camera! Cobra!
Next episode: Red Rocket's Glare

In a crime-infested city, gang members tear down campaign posters, threaten voters, and disrupt the campaign rally of Robert Harper, the city's "law-and-order" candidate for mayor. At the request of the President, Col. Sharp sends in a team of Joes to handle the situation. The Joes give chase to the teens at the rally, leading the gang to summon the help of the Dreadnoks, who capture the male members of the team. Alert to Cobra's involvement, Scarlett and Lady Jaye follow Harper and find that he, not his opponent, is being supported by Cobra, and Cobra is paying the gangs to cause chaos to create a sympathy vote for Harper.

Scarlett and Lady Jaye try to connect with the gang leaders and are introduced to Pelar, who refuses to believe their claims about Cobra. Joined by Wild Bill and Quick Kick, the two rescue the captive Joes. They learn from a captured Crimson Guard that Cobra plans to destroy a wharf at Harper's next rally. The Joes arrive at the rally just as Cobra sets off the explosives, and Pelar's younger brother is trapped inside a burning building. When the Dreadnoks refuse to let Pelar rescue her brother, the gangs turn on them, forcing them to retreat. Scarlett and Pelar enter the building and come out with the boy, and Harper's connections to Cobra are made public as he runs for Cobra's fleeing boat. He is picked up by the Coast Guard and arrested, and loses the election in a landslide, having received only the votes of Tomax and Xamot.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Lady Jaye294 seconds28 lineson RAM, investigating election, fighting Crimson Twins
Scarlett272 seconds18 lineson RAM, investigating election, fighting Crimson Twins, rescuing Tito Vasquez
Snake Eyes126 seconds investigating election, captured by Dreadnoks, saving Pelar Vasquez from subway
Ripper108 seconds6 linesin Ferret against Joes, supervising gangs to disrupt election
Tomax104 seconds14 linesbacking Harper's candidacy, fighting Scarlett and Lady Jaye
Xamot102 seconds12 linesbacking Harper's candidacy, fighting Scarlett and Lady Jaye
Buzzer98 seconds13 linesin Ferret against Joes, supervising gangs to disrupt election
Torch96 seconds4 linesin Ferret against Joes, supervising gangs to disrupt election
Zap91 seconds6 linesinvestigating election, captured by Dreadnoks
Spirit70 seconds1 lineinvestigating election, captured by Dreadnoks
Timber58 seconds with Snake Eyes investigating election, captured by Dreadnoks
Zartan48 seconds5 linesletter to Dreadnoks; assisting Firefly in using explosives to disrupt election
Firefly41 seconds6 linesdescribing detonator, detonating explosives on pier
Freedom37 seconds with Spirit investigating election, captured by Dreadnoks
Storm Shadow37 seconds3 linesdelivering message to Dreadnoks
Quick Kick34 seconds1 linein Dragonfly to help rescue captured Joes
Cobra Commander30 seconds5 linescongratulating Robert Harper on persumed victory
Wild Bill19 seconds2 linesin Dragonfly to help rescue captured Joes
Cutter9 seconds1 lineon Coast Guard boat taking Robert Harper into custody
Col. Sharp0 seconds3 linesexplaining orders to Joes by radio (audio only)
 
Troops Appearing
Crimson Guard82 seconds4 linesaccompanying Storm Shadow, guarding captured Joes
 
Vehicles Appearing
Moray37 seconds used to oversee detonation of explosives on pier
Dragonfly32 seconds used to pick up Scarlett and Lady Jaye and rescue captured Joes
Ferret27 seconds used by Dreadnoks against Joes
Silver Mirage19 seconds used by Joes to travel to city
RAM10 seconds used by Joes to travel to city
 
Non-Toy Characters: Robert Harper, Rick, Pelar Vasquez, Tito Vasquez, Mrs. Vasquez
Non-Toy Equipment: gang motorcycles, Coast Guard boat

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.2 set (Disc 6, Episode 1).
  • Harper's opponent Whittier Greenway is mentioned several times but does not actually appear in the episode.