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Prince Adam's spoiled cousin, Lady Edwina, comes for a visit and Orko immediately falls for her. To buy love, Orko decides to find a gold medallion that he lost in the Tar Swamp. But Skeletor is beginning to wake the monsters of the swamp.

The flashback in which Orko arrives on Eternia and saves young Adam and Cringer from a swamp is a retold in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Lessons (2002).

The backgrounds for the Tar Swamp are seen again when Statos finds himself in a forest after being exiled in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Betrayal of Stratos (1984).

A slightly different version of Orko's Tar Swamp flashback was featured in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Secret of Grayskull (1985).

Lady Edwina can be spotted in the audience at Man-E-Faces' performance in the final scene of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Mystery of Man-E-Faces (1983).

The character models of young Prince Adam and Cringer as a cub will be seen again during an extended flashback sequence in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Battlecat (1985).

This is the first of two occasions in which Skeletor manages to sit upon the throne of the Royal Palaces of Eternia. The second time is in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Littlest Giant (1984).


Episode cast overview:
John Erwin John Erwin - He-Man / Prince Adam / Beast Man (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer Alan Oppenheimer - Skeletor / Man-At-Arms / Cringer / Battle Cat (voice)
Linda Gary Linda Gary - Teela / Evil-Lyn / Lady Edwina (voice)
Lou Scheimer Lou Scheimer - Orko / King Randor / Stratos (voice) (as Erik Gunden)
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