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Hearts and Cannons

45th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by Alfred A. Pegal and Larry Houston. First aired November 14, 1985.









Previous episode: Flint's Vacation
Next episode: The Gods Below

By night, Cobra wrecks a Middle Eastern village and takes the people captive as slaves. Elsewhere, a Joe cargo plane struggles through a storm and has to jettison weight to stay aloft. They drop a Mauler, and Dusty and Footloose parachute out as well. The next day, they find themselves near a shooting range where Cobra is testing a new plasma cannon. Following Cobra to their encampment, they sneak in and rescue a captured scientist, Dr. Nancy Winters. They escape, pursued by Cobra.

Footloose, Dusty, and Dr. Winters cross a Death Zone filled with land mines. Meanwhile, the two Joes are reported missing and Flint assembles a search team. Dusty and Footloose are separated during a sandstorm. Footloose and Dr. Winters are taken in by Jabal, who has sworn revenge against Cobra after witnessing the destruction of his village. Jabal has the Mauler, which they use to rendezvous with Dusty just in time to fight Cobra's plasma cannon. Cobra is defeated, and the Joe search team finds Dusty and Footloose escorting Cobra prisoners. Prince Jabal treats the Joes to a feast that night.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Footloose419 seconds54 linesjumping from cargo plane; rescuing Dr. Winters; driving Stinger and Mauler; given medal
Dusty303 seconds47 linesjumping from cargo plane; rescuing Dr. Winters; driving Stinger; given medal
Destro111 seconds22 linestesting and operating plasma tank; in Stinger; overseeing pursuit of Joes
Maj. Bludd39 seconds4 linescapturing villagers; operating plasma tank; in Stinger with Destro
Flint29 seconds5 linesdriving AWE Striker to meet Joe plane; leading rescue team
Cover Girl29 seconds4 linesin Joe plane jettisoning weight; reporting Dusty and Footloose missing
Wild Bill17 seconds6 linesflying cargo plane struck by lightning; flying Dragonfly as part of rescue team
 
Background Characters
Roadblock5 seconds (silent)driving VAMP Mark II as part of search team
 
Troops Appearing
Cobra132 seconds13 linesmanning camp defenses; in Stingers, Rattlers, and Trubble Bubbles; taken prisoner
Crimson Guard29 seconds rounding up villagers; guarding Dr. Winters
Cobra Officer21 seconds2 lineswith Maj. Bludd in village; manning Destro's test equipment; on guard towers
 
Vehicles Appearing
Stinger201 seconds at test site; two stolen by Joes; used to chase Dusty and Footloose
Mauler126 seconds ejected from cargo plane; found by Jabal; used to fight plasma tank
Rattler38 seconds used to threaten Cobra ground troops and pursue Dusty and Footloose
Trubble Bubble21 seconds used to attack Joes at village
AWE Striker14 seconds used to meet cargo plane and as part of rescue team
Dragonfly7 seconds used to search for Dusty and Footloose
Firebat6 seconds robotic drones used to test plasmatank
VAMP Mark II6 seconds part of rescue team (interior colored green in all but one shot)
HISS4 seconds seen during rescue of Dr. Winters
APC3 seconds part of rescue team
FANG1 second used to attack village in first scene (1:08)
 
Non-Toy Characters: Jabal, Cobra flamethrower trooper, Dr. Nancy Winters
Non-Toy Equipment: grey Joe cargo plane, Plasma Cannon, blue Cobra 3-wheeler

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.3 set (Disc 10, Episode 4)