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Joe, Kelly and Mickey search for Dr. Federman
Joe, Kelly and Mickey search for Dr. Federman.

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[G-II #32: G-1's Andes Love]

A scientific archaeological expedition to the Andes Mountains is suddenly abandoned with no apparent explanation. Dr. Keane tells the Eagle Riders to investigate, and to seek out the lead scientist, a man named Dr. Federman.

The Global Security Council suspects Vorak involvement in the disappearance of the scientists. Presumably this is why the Eagle Riders are being sent to search, as opposed to anyone else?  The team is required to do their information-gathering ‘incognito’. Joe, Kelly, and Mickey approach the archaeological site from the south, while Hunter and Ollie approach from the north.

“Nice hat!” smirks Hunter. Indeed, Ollie’s hat looks like a vaudeville straw hat (without the ribbon) and it’s pretty silly, even for Ollie. “I look like a fool!” Ollie pouts. And the massive poncho Ollie is wearing has nothing to do with this either? Hunter tells Ollie that they have to find out what the locals know. Ollie comments that the locals don’t know even how to dress.

Hunter and Ollie come across a group of local men, and they spend the evening with them, drinking and dancing around a campfire. Hunter is reluctant to drink, but Ollie encourages him. “Come on, Buddy! Don’t be such a stick in the mud!” he encourages the Eagle Rider Leader. This leads to dancing and clapping in a very kindergarten-esque fashion. Seriously, I thought they were going to break out singing ‘If You’re Happy And You Know It’!

Unfortunately, everyone discovers too late that the water they have been drinking is poisoned, and the last thing Hunter sees before passing out is a group of Vorak soldiers approaching.

When Hunter wakes up he is alone in a field, but a moment later he sees two unknown men emerging from tall plants. One man is supporting the other. Hunter cannot remember who he is, or why he is there, but instinctively he goes to help the two men. He quickly realizes that both men are ill. The man who is lucid tells him that the sicker man is named Federman. This is the scientist the Eagle Riders are looking for!

Too bad Hunter has lost his memory! He does not recognize the name, but the other man says that Federman had an important message on a secret coin. If Hunter takes the coin to the other man’s daughter, Kena, then Federman’s life will not be lost in vain. I guess the coin isn’t so ‘secret’ if this guy is telling Hunter, a complete stranger, about it!

Vorak soldiers approach, and the two men are too weak to run, but the other man encourages Hunter to flee, which he does.

After a long walk across the desert, Hunter finally arrives at the village of Boka, and is met by Kena herself. Hunter manages to give her the coin before passing out again.

Kena brings him back to her home, and it falls to him to inform Kena’s family that her father is dead. The women mourn, but when they realize that Hunter is also ill and does not remember anything, they insist that he stay with them.

The women’s care revives Hunter somewhat, and he repays them by attempting to hoe land for planting. Kena brings him a drink while he works and calls him Titicaca (the name of the Lake where Hunter found Kena’s father and Federman), since Hunter does not remember his own name. She literally throws herself at Hunter, who is surprised. I guess there aren’t too many eligible men in this village. On the other hand, when Hunter keeps his mouth shut, he’s pretty hot. Not to mention, he’s bare-chested during this entire scene. Ooooh…

Kena asks if Hunter likes her, and when he says that he does, she tells him that she hopes that they can get married one day. Uh, Kena, I don’t think that’s what he meant when he said he liked you. Boy, do you know how to sink your claws into a man!

At that moment, a large bird flies across the sky, and Hunter pushes Kena away, suddenly feeling strongly that he is capable of flying like that bird. Kena asks Hunter to promise that he will never fly away from her. Of course, we know that this by itself spells doom for Kena’s ‘relationship’ with Hunter.

Meanwhile, Joe, Kelly, and Mickey are concerned because Hunter and Ollie did not show up at the rendezvous point, and they begin searching for their teammates. They find Ollie passed out in some reeds, and Kelly does a toxicity test, discovering that Ollie has been poisoned with myothoradine, which can cause amnesia or even death. The only antidote is the venom of the deadly Inca Scorpion, and Joe and Mickey set about recovering a few of these creatures, while Kelly cares for Ollie.

Hunter feels an urgent need to recover his memory, so he decides to return to Lake Titicaca. Kena sees him going and insists on accompanying him, afraid that he is leaving her. He doesn’t seem to put up too much protest. Perhaps Kena is giving him ‘incentives’.

Soon the pair is forced to stop their journey, as Hunter’s illness has returned.

Kena cares for Hunter, but he only becomes even more ill. Without warning, a large blue bird swoops down from the sky. It is Joe, and Kena immediately tries to hit him with a large rock, knowing instinctively that he is there to take ‘Titicaca’ away from her. Hey, if Joe swooped down out of the sky to me, I think I’d be throwing myself at him, rather than a rock! Oh, wait… this makes me no better than Kena, doesn’t it? Sigh…

Joe ignores Kena and gives Kelly’s antidote to Hunter, who awakens, his memory intact. Hunter remembers the silver coin. Conveniently, Kena brought it with her. Looking at the coin again, Hunter discovers a set of Vorak base plans attached to it. He and Joe take the plans, and leave Kena, intending on destroying the base.

The team arrives at the supposed base, flying out to check out whether or not the ancient ruins in the area are really disguising a Vorak headquarters. The androids they meet there convince them that Federman’s plans are correct, and they quickly return to the Ultra Eagle. Kelly leaves in the Dove Cycle to distract the Vorak. She drives through the base, blasting through the Center Command Room, allowing the Ultra Eagle to target the base before they can get their defenses up. Kelly totally rocks in this scene, felling Vorak left and right while sitting astride her motorcycle as it flies through the base. Of course, with all of this action, the Vorak base is quickly destroyed.

Hunter goes back to say goodbye to Kena, and tells her that she will always have a place in his heart. He turns to leave, and as he is walking away she calls ‘Titicaca!’ after him. But Hunter keeps walking. He knows that his duty as an Eagle Rider must come first. (Not to mention, the hot chick named Kelly who just single-handedly took down a Vorak Base because he asked her to. Could he really find a better woman than that?)

Ollie and Hunter in their local fashions
Ollie and Hunter in their local fashions.
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands...
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands...
Hunter realizes, too late, that he has been drugged
Hunter realizes, too late, that he has been drugged.
Hunter is overwhelmed by the effects of the drugged drink
Hunter is overwhelmed by the effects of the drugged drink.
Vorak goons approach the campfire
Vorak goons approach the campfire.
An amnesiac Hunter finds Dr. Federman and Kena's father
An amnesiac Hunter finds Dr. Federman and Kena's father.
Kena finds Hunter outside of her village
Kena finds Hunter outside of her village.
Hunter accepts Kena's hospitality
Hunter accepts Kena's hospitality.
Hunter sure likes Kena's cooking!
Hunter sure likes Kena's cooking!
Hunter is surprised by the extent of Kena's affections for him
Hunter is surprised by the extent of Kena's affections for him.
The other Eagle Riders discover that Ollie has been poisoned
The other Eagle Riders discover that Ollie has been poisoned.
Kena attacks Joe with a rock when he appears
Kena attacks Joe with a rock when he appears.
Joe uses Kelly's medicine to cure Hunter
Joe uses Kelly's medicine to cure Hunter.
Kena cares for a sick Hunter
Kena cares for a sick Hunter.
Joe arrives to cure Hunter
Joe arrives to cure Hunter.
Kelly takes down a Vorak base single-handedly, sitting on her bike
Kelly takes down a Vorak base single-handedly, sitting on her bike.
Hunter abandons Kena for the Global Good
Hunter abandons Kena for the Global Good.

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