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"The Million Dollar Medic"
Attribution
Writer(s)

Carla Conway & Gerry Conway

Production company

Sunbow Productions

Season

2

Original airdate

October 2, 1986

General information
Continuity

A Real American Hero animated continuity

Series

G.I. Joe

Preceded by

Once Upon a Joe

Followed by

Cobrathon

After Bree Van Mark and her father are saved by Lifeline after a COBRA attack, she becomes infatuated with the medic, which is bad for Lifeline, but good for COBRA, who uses Bree's crush on Lifeline to launch a deadly attack on the Joes.

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While the Joes are flying over the Caribbean, Duke informs everyone about a Cobra message that they intercepted mentions that a group of Night Ravens have been sighted. Scarlett and Slip-Stream wonder why Serpentor would send his Strato-Vipers to the Caribbean. Lift-Ticket states that he wouldn't mind a day in the summer surf himself. The Joes jets fly over a yacht where a man is fishing and his blond-haired daughter in a string bikini is sunbathing. Just then, the Night Ravens are spotted and G.I. Joe engages with the Strato-Vipers when they attack a nearby factory. Duke initiates Attack Plan B where the Joes end up attacking the Night Ravens from below. Lifeline ends up throwing two Strato-Vipers that fell into the water some life preservers. Tomax and Xamot in their Night Ravens end up targeting Duke as Slip-Stream shoots Tomax down. Tomax ejects from his Night Raven and lands in Xamot's Night Raven while Tomax's Night Raven crashes into the yacht. Lifeline jumps down and saves the man and the girl, who thank Lifeline for saving them. Xamot then orders the remaining Night Ravens to return to base as their mission is accomplished.

Duke and Scarlett later speak with the man named Owen Van Mark with Duke and Scarlett stating that Owen Van Mark is caught in the middle of a war between Cobra and the World. Owen Van Mark wonders why Cobra wanted to attack his Coconut Milk Bottling Operation. Back on the beach, the girl runs up to Lifeline to thank him for saving her and her father. She introduces herself as Brittany Van Mark, but everyone calls her Bree. When Bree comments on how brave Lifeline is, Lifeline states that the injured workers are the brave ones for fighting the fire in her father's factory. As Lifeline leaves to go tend to the injured, Bree starts to develop a romantic interest in Lifeline much to the disappointment of Lift-Ticket.

Meanwhile, the remaining Night Ravens land at one of Cobra's Caribbean bases. Serpentor is not pleased with Tomax and Xamot failing to destroy G.I. Joe despite the fact that Tomax and Xamot accomplished their primary mission. Serpentor demands that he wants Owen Van Mark out of business. Tomax and Xamot vow to make Owen Van Mark sell his business to Cobra by weeks' end. Serpentor tells them to see that G.I. Joe doesn't interfere or the two of them will pay the price. Baroness laughs at the Crimson Twins telling them that they shouldn't keep promises that they can't keep. Tomax and Xamot tell Baroness that they have a plan where G.I. Joe won't interfere.

Back at G.I. Joe Headquarters, Lifeline is tending to Junkyard's paw. Lift-Ticket gives Lifeline a package containing a platinum Swiss Army Knife from Bree. Lifeline states that he can't accept a gift like this and plans to return it to Tiffany's Store in New York with Lift-Ticket giving him a ride there. Meanwhile, Tomax, Xamot, Buzzer, and Zandar break into Van Mark Mansion where they try to get Owen to sell them Van Mark Industries. While Lift-Ticket finds a parking space outside of the Van Mark Mansion, Lifeline enters the mansion discovering it to have been forcefully entered. When Xamot tries to take out Lifeline with a side kick, Lifeline ducks causing him to accidentally hit Buzzer and Zandar enough to release Bree. Though Zandar manages to knock Lifeline into a vase enough for the four Cobra members to take Owen and Bree with them. However, Lift-Ticket appears and fights the four while Bree rushes to Lifeline's side. Although Lift-Ticket sends the four Cobra members retreating, Bree ends up giving Lifeline the credit for defeating the Cobra members.

Moments later, Serpentor is displeased that Lifeline and Lift-Ticket thwarted Tomax and Xamot's kidnapping attempt. Baroness tells Serpentor that Tomax and Xamot did discover the romance between Brittany Van Mark and Lifeline. Baroness states that they can use this to "destroy G.I. Joe Headquarters and capture the Van Mark girl in one strike." Serpentor agress to go with the plan and tells Baroness not to fail this mission. Baroness states that the mission will be done.

Back at G.I. Joe Headquarters, Lifeline tells the Joes present in the mess hall that Bree had sent him a new uniform and won't stop sending him presents. Mainframe tells Lifeline that he'd better tell the truth to Bree. Lift-Ticket arrives telling Lifeline that Bree has arrived with a truck full of flowers for him causing Lifeline to head to the front gate. Outside of G.I. Joe Headquarters, Baroness tells Tomax and Xamot that they have left Bree in without searching the ambulances. When Lifeline tries to talk to Bree, she takes him for a gift in the pink ambulance with both of them and the Joes caught by surprise when the B.A.T.s emerge. Taking cover under a truck, Lifeline asks Bree how they got into her ambulances. Bree states that she doesn't know as they weren't part of her order. Cobra's air force then attacks G.I. Joe Headquarters as Baroness leads the ground forces into crashing through the gates. Scarlett leads G.I. Joe's air force to counterattack as Bree blames herself for letting this happen. She plans to make it right as she unveils a 24 Karat Gold-Plated helicopter that is laser proof and as solid as Fort Knox. Bree flies the helicopter in a plot to draw the air fire with Lifeline surprised that Bree can fly a helicopter. This causes problems as the air force can't take off. When Scarlett wonders who is flying the golden helicopter, Duke states that Bree is the one flying it with Lifeline as a passenger. Bree then tells Lifeline that the helicopter is going to crash. Beach Head makes contact with Lifeline telling him to do maneuver four which involved Lifeline and Bree falling out of the helicopter and falling right into the arms of Beach Head and Dial-Tone. After the golden helicopter crashes, Beach Head asks Bree whose side she is on.

While Lifeline, Bree, Beach Head, Dial Tone, and Sci-Fi take cover, G.I. Joe's helicopters take to the skies turning the tide in the attack. Tomax and Xamot retreat much to the disappointment of Baroness who also retreats stating that they were so close. After Cobra's forces have retreated, Duke and Scarlett wonder if Owen and Bree are either victims or collaborators. Bree mentions to Lifeline that everything she does backfires and that the world would be better off if they never saw her again. As Bree hijacks a Tomahawk, Lifeline grabs onto it in an attempt to stop her. When Lifeline demands that Bree lands the Tomahawk, Bree states that she will land it where she wants it to land. Wild Weasel tells Baroness that he has sighted Bree and Lifeline taking off in a Tomahawk. Baroness tells Wild Weasel not to blast them as they want Bree alive and orders him to tail them until they land.

Moments later, Owen tells G.I. Joe that their conflict with Cobra has destroyed his yacht and wrecked his house. Duke, Scarlett, and Lift-Ticket tell Owen that his daughter unknowingly brought B.A.T.s onto their base and almost overran them and even disappeared with Lifeline. Owen states that he his not aligned with Cobra as they have sabotaged his factories in order to force him out and even tried to kidnap his daughter. Owen then admits that his company also makes classified high-tech weapons used by armies around the world. Owen mentions that if Cobra takes over, they will have more weapons than anyone can imagine. Owen then states that Bree is the only thing that matters now and that he will do anything. When Scarlett mentions that Bree took off with Lifeline northwest somewhere, Owen mentions that Bree might've gone to the Van Mark Family's ski lodge in the Rocky Mountains as Bree always loved it there because it is so peaceful.

At the Van Mark Family's ski lodge, Bree and Lifeline are having coffee and roasted marshmellows. When Bree vows to have her father pay to cover whatever was broken from the Tomahawk, Lifeline tells Bree that she can't always buy herself out of trouble. She mentioned on how she had wanted her father to give her some cars and that trip to the Bahamas where she met Lifeline. While Lifeline and Bree talk, Cobra's forces slowly approach the ski lodge. When Cobra attacks, Lifeline declines Bree's offer to use her father's hunting rifles against Cobra. Instead, Lifeline uses the gas from the Tomahawk and a torch to create a fiery barrier as Baroness tells Tomax and Xamot to circle around with Zartan and Zandar. G.I. Joe arrives in their jets and Tomahawks after seeing the smoke in the mountains. When Tomax, Xamot, Zartan, and Zandar attack from behind, Lifeline and Bree duck behind a rock. In the nick of time, Lift-Ticket and Iceberg come to Lifeline's aid. Iceberg fires his laser at the mountain which causes an avalanche that when combined with air attacks causes Baroness to issue a retreat. As Baroness and those with her retreat, a transmission from Serpentor has him telling Baroness that she will pay for her failures in this mission. Lifeline tells Bree that she did help in fending off Cobra and hopes to become a member of G.I. Joe one day. Lifeline makes Bree promise not to give him any more gifts. Lifeline and Bree then share a kiss.

Appearances

Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilians
  • Owen Van Mark
  • Brittany "Bree" Van Mark



Featured Vehicles & Equipment

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilian





Featured Locations

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilian



Memorable quotes

  • None yet.

Other notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • Cobra uses Snow Cats with their logo on them.

Continuity errors

  • Owen Van Mark tells the Joes that he has no idea why Cobra would attack him, yet later in the episode he admits that his company makes high-tech military weaponry. So he's either an idiot for not being able to guess why Cobra would attack him, or he's deliberately lied to the Joes, which only serves to further endanger him and his daughter.
    • Actually he stated that he didn't know why Cobra attacked the that specific coconut water factory... versus some other likely target.
  • For the second time in the show, Serpentor appears in an early color model (with a red costume) when he leaves the Crimson Twins and departs on his air chariot.
  • Apparently a civilian like Bree Van Mark can stroll onto a top-secret military installation with a fleet of ambulances and a flatbed truck with a vehicle hidden by a tarp without any questions or inspection. It's great to be rich!
  • Bree tells Lifeline that the 24K gold-plated helicopter she bought him will repel lasers! Really?
  • While we're on the subject of the gold-plated helicopter, didn't anyone test the helicopter before handing it over to Bree to ensure that it would actually fly?
  • Lifeline hangs onto the side of the stolen Tomahawk helicopter from Joe HQ all the way to the Rockies.
  • We can only hope that Duke feels as generous with Bree Van Mark as he did with Amber. After all, Bree did destroy four Joe Conquest planes, bring a platoon of Cobra B.A.T.s into Joe HQ, and steal a Tomahawk helicopter.

Miscellaneous trivia

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