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Let's Play Soldier

7th of 30 episodes in Sunbow season 2. Written by Tom Dagenais. First aired September 25, 1986.









Previous episode: Last Hour to Doomsday
Next episode: Computer Complications

In Thailand, Beach Head leads a team against river pirates selling a mind-altering drug. In Bangkok, the Joes run across "dust children," one of whom has recently stolen a knife belonging to Torch (since the Dreadnoks are in town for Cobra's operation). As the Joes surmise Cobra's plan, Leatherneck decides to teach the children discipline.

Dr. Mindbender is revealed to be processing the mind-altering tree sap into chewing gum that renders its consumers suggestible. Leatherneck, Roadblock, and Gung-Ho tangle with the Dreadnoks and follow them into a Cobra ambush. The dust children find the other Joes, whom Zarana leads into a trap. The children free all the Joes, and Leatherneck brings down Cobra's transport plane, destroying the cargo of drugs.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Leatherneck314 seconds40 linespart of team in Thailand; father figure for dust children
Gung-Ho218 seconds17 linespart of team in Thailand
Dr. Mindbender138 seconds18 linesin charge of mind-altering drug in Thailand
Beach Head120 seconds15 linesleading team in Thailand
Torch101 seconds14 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Zarana89 seconds9 linesdisguised to observe Dreadnoks; disguised as Thai woman to lead Joes into ambush
Roadblock80 seconds8 linespart of team in Thailand
Ripper75 seconds4 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Monkeywrench62 seconds4 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Buzzer60 seconds4 linesenforcing Thailand drug sales; deserting on a Ferret
Cross-Country51 seconds2 lineshelping disguised Zarana at Thailand air base; in HAVOC as part of rescue team
Low-Light43 seconds1 linepart of team in Thailand
Dial-Tone42 seconds1 linesending report to USS Flagg; at air base; part of rescue team
Lifeline14 seconds2 linesexamining Cobra's drug; rescuing Leatherneck from transport plane
Lift-Ticket13 seconds3 linesflying Tomahawk against river pirates
Slip-Stream10 seconds1 lineflying Conquest to support Beach Head's team in Thailand
 
Background Characters
Wet-Suit7 seconds (silent)planting bomb on river pirates' boat in Thailand
 
Troops Appearing
Viper44 seconds1 lineproducing mind-altering drug in Thailand; ambushing Joes on river
Greenshirt11 seconds driving HAVOC as part of rescue team
BAT6 seconds ambushing Joe rescue team
 
Vehicles Appearing
Swampfire47 seconds used by Dreadnoks to travel to Bangkok
Tomahawk18 seconds used to attack river pirates and rescue Leatherneck
USS Flagg15 seconds stationed off Thailand
HAVOC13 seconds used by Thailand rescue team
Ferret11 seconds driven by Zarana; used by Dreadnoks to desert Dr. Mindbender
Conquest X-309 seconds providing air support for rescue team
APC8 seconds used by dust children to stow away on rescue mission
 
Non-Toy Characters: River pirates, Mr. Nguyen, Jefferson Davis Chu, Lien, Mai Li, Stephen
Non-Toy Equipment: Cobra cargo plane

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 2.0 set (Disc 2, Episode 1).