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Lasers in the Night

29th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by Marv Wolfman. First aired October 22, 1985.









Previous episode: Where the Reptiles Roam
Next episode: The Germ

College student/karate instructor Amber meets Quick Kick at a martial arts exhibition. The two begin dating, but he dismisses her desire to join the G.I. Joe Team. Meanwhile, Gung-Ho is captured near a Cobra island base, and Lady Jaye is kidnapped and impersonated by the Baroness during a rescue mission. That night, Amber infiltrates Joe Headquarters to prove her skills to the Joe Team, but she is quickly caught. Quick Kick gives her a tour of the base before escorting her out, which allows her a glimpse of a briefing about Gung-Ho's capture, while the Baroness steals a security code. When Cobra Rattlers use the code to penetrate the Joes' defenses, the Baroness (still disguised as Lady Jaye) fakes a Skystriker crash and escapes with a long-range laser guidance system. Amber is the suspected spy, and Quick Kick is sent after her.

Amber's outgoing answering machine message reveals she has gone to destroy Cobra's island base. Amber is captured and placed in a cell with Lady Jaye and Gung-Ho, while Cobra uses the laser guidance system to trace an image of Cobra Commander's hood on the moon. Quick Kick arrives at the base at about the same time Amber helps the others escape. The Joes run the Cobras off, and Amber is debriefed at Headquarters. A closing scene reveals Quick Kick has used the laser to replace the moon's Cobra Commander image with a smiley face.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Quick Kick420 seconds61 linesleading martial arts presentation; dating Amber; rescuing her from Snake Island
Duke181 seconds25 linesflying Dragonfly to fire; at HQ during infiltration and attack; leading Skystrikers to Snake Island
Lady Jaye163 seconds21 linesflying Dragonfly to fire; impersonated by Baroness; held captive on Snake Island
Cobra Commander134 seconds16 linesusing laser to draw his face on the moon
Destro96 seconds12 linesflying FANG on Snake Island; opposing Cobra Cmdr's "cosmic graffiti"
Scarlett88 seconds7 linesflying Dragonfly to fire; heping capture Amber; at Joe HQ briefings
Baroness75 seconds4 linesinfiltrating Joe HQ as Lady Jaye; at Snake Island base; escaping in FANG
Gung-Ho58 seconds4 linescaptured on Snake Island; escaping with Amber's help
Breaker45 seconds5 linesdetecting Amber's infiltration; at briefing on Gung-Ho's disappearance; at HQ during attack
Bazooka43 seconds3 linesrescuing "Lady Jaye" from a fire; helping capture Amber; at briefing on Gung-Ho's disappearance
Doc15 seconds2 linesconfirming success of laser guidance system
 
Background Characters
Roadblock16 seconds (silent)at briefings on Gung-Ho's disappearance and theft of the guidance system
Airborne15 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Dusty15 seconds (silent)at briefings on Gung-Ho's disappearance and theft of the guidance system
Mutt14 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Cover Girl13 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Spirit13 seconds (silent)at briefing on Gung-Ho's disappearance
Snake Eyes11 seconds at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Ace11 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Blowtorch11 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Flash10 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Shipwreck10 seconds (silent)at briefing on theft of the guidance system
Alpine7 seconds (silent)at briefing on Gung-Ho's disappearance
Flint2 seconds (silent)at briefing on Gung-Ho's disappearance (9:19-20)
 
Troops Appearing
Cobra Officer87 seconds3 linesmanning Snake Island base; capturing Amber
Tele-Viper43 seconds1 linecapturing Gung-Ho on Snake Island; manning Snake Island command center
Crimson Guard22 seconds capturing Amber on Snake Island
Cobra11 seconds capturing Gung-Ho on Snake Island; manning island defenses
Greenshirt5 seconds2 linesalerting Breaker to Rattler attack on Joe HQ
 
Vehicles Appearing
Dragonfly87 seconds used to fly to lab fire; flown by Quick Kick to Snake Island
FANG52 seconds flown by Destro to Snake Island; used by leaders to escape
Skystriker41 seconds bombed at Joe HQ; used by Baroness to escape; flown to Snake Island
Rattler12 seconds leaving site of lab fire; used to attack Joe HQ
Silver Mirage2 seconds driven by Quick Kick to Amber's sorority house (13:01-02)
 
Non-Toy Characters: unnamed history professor, Sandy, Amber, Alice (Joe mechanic).

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.2 set (Disc 7, Episode 1).