E.G.G Q&A: Episode 41
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 41: Brand New Day! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
Spider-Man 2099 made it back to the past to prevent the Dark Day! Unfortunately James Collins came with him, and shattered the Xtractor! Luckily, his mere arrival drew Eileen away from the battle with the Syndicate commander that had caused her to first exhibit her Darkstream abilities, as she went to investigate. Josh and Acacia stopped the bomb, and Eileen, realizing that James needed medical attention, took him in. Agent Rice, on the other hand, had a scuffle with Squirrel Girl, and ended up taking her (reluctantly) as his partner. When Josh and Acacia returned to E.G.G Base, they found Eileen... and James.
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Change the Future
Spider-Man 2099 and James Collins both came tumbling into Tumbleweed, sliding in the grass. James sat up and looked around, awestruck.
“I don’t believe it…” He said. “He actually did it! We travelled back in…”
“AH!” James turned to see Spider-Man 2099 lunging for him. James went quickly for his gun but was too late, as Spider-Man 2099 punched him in the face so hard it knocked him out cold. “And stay down!” He shouted. He put his hands on his knees and took deep breaths. “Calm down Migy. It’s over.”
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After an intense 5 episodes with Team 2099, we finally get back to the past! Miguel actually succeeded in getting back in time! Unfortunately with the Xtractor broken, it's going to tale a bit longer to rid Eileen of Darkstream, but he's here, and he's prevented the Dark Day! For now...
Ooohhh... Eileen's got a crush!
Eileen stepped cautiously through Tumbleweed Park.
“Unnh…” She heard. She jumped back and aimed her Widow Stings.
“Hands where I can see them!” She ordered. James held his head.
“Where… am I?”
“Hey!” Eileen called. He looked up at her. Eileen paused. “Oh.” She blushed and stroked her hair behind her ear. “Hey.” James looked around.
“What year is it?” He asked. Eileen looked at him puzzled.
“It’s 2015.” She replied.
“2015…” James said to himself, observing the area. Eileen knelt down next to him.
“You hit your head or something?” She asked, feeling his forehead.
“What? Oh, uh, no. I just…” He began to stand but fell. “Ah!” He said, holding his chest. Eileen caught him.
“Hey take it easy.” She said smiling.
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So far Josh has had a relationship with Allyson (you know, up until now) and Acacia with Harry. The only one that hasn't had a relationship is Eileen. But it looks like that might change... James just popped in from the future and seems to have caught the eye of our resident hero. Is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship? Or will Eileen learn that James is a bad guy! (Well, you know, he's a bad guy, but he's not a bad guy...)
Squirrel Girl. Yeah, we went there.
Agent Rice lowered his binoculars, perched in a nearby tree.
“Target headed back to base.” He said to himself. “Pursuit to continue after quick survey of…” Suddenly he heard a small squeak. He looked to see a squirrel sitting on a branch next to him. “Get away, shoo.” He said, pushing it away. The squirrel squeaked angrily and jumped onto Rice.
“Ah! I said go away!” He smacked the squirrel out of the tree. “Stupid animal. Now where was I? Oh yeah. Pursuit to continue…” Suddenly Rice was hit from behind and knocked out of the tree. He fell to the ground, tumbled, and jumped up to his feet. “Who’s there?” He asked, taking out his sword. Suddenly a girl jumped out of the tree and landed in front of him.
“What the?” Rice asked. The girl had on a green jumpsuit with a furry brown vest, fur cuffs around her wrists and ankles, and a giant bushy tail on her back.
“Why are you being mean to the squirrels!” She demanded.
“I… what? Who are you?” The girl put her hands on her hips.
“The name’s Squirrel Girl!” She announced. She pointed at Rice. “And I don’t accept meanies in my park! Now get out!”
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Yep, you read it right. Squirrel Girl is now officially in E.G.G! And not only that, but she's joined Agent Rice (much to his dismay) as his partner! Now, I'll bet you're all wondering: "Why Squirrel Girl?" Well, I really wanted to partner Agent Rice with someone that is his polar opposite. A perky, hyper, teenage half girl, half squirrel and the dark, brooding, easily annoyed S.H.I.E.L.D agent. Yeah, this is gonna be fun. And in case you were wondering, yes, she is a series regular! So you get more Squirrel Girl in every episode! So get used to her.
She done messed up...
Josh and Acacia walked into E.G.G Base with chocolate muffins.
“I’m telling you, theses muffins are the best muffins in all of muffin history!” Josh exclaimed.
“They came from a library café.” Acacia replied. Josh rolled his eyes.
“When will you learn to appreciate the finer things in life Acacia.” He said, biting the muffin. Acacia blinked.
“A café. In a library.”
“Everybody’s a critic.” They turned into the Inner Shell to see Eileen talking and laughing with James. Josh dropped his muffin.
“What… the… shell…” He said. Eileen and James turned.
“Oh,” Eileen said with a nervous smile. “Hey guys.”
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So not only is James a bounty hunter from the future that no one in this time knows anything about that just turned up in Tumbleweed Park, but now Eileen's gone and taken him down to E.G.G Base! If Josh doesn't like Harry, then James's future is looking pretty bleak.
Director Maria Hill walked onto the bridge of the Helicarrier, which was blaring alarms.
“What’s going on up here?” She asked, covering her ears.
“Sorry ma’am, just a software malfunction,” an agent replied. “We’re trying to fix it.”
“Director Hill.” Another agent called.
“What is it?”
“We’ve got a toxic leak in the sub-levels.”
“Then seal it up!”
“But the maintenance crew is in the engine room.”
“Oh for crying out loud, what’s wrong with the engines?”
“Nothing ma’am.” The first agent replied. “That’s the software malfunction we’re trying to fix.”
“Well did you tell them that?”
“You’ve gotta be kidding…”
“Director Hill.” Quartermain said. “Your meeting with Stark is in 10 minutes.”
“Do I look like I have time for this Quartermain?”
“The leak is spreading!” The other agent replied.
“Where’s the maintenance crew?”
“Still in the engine room.”
“There’s nothing wrong with the engines!” She looked to the first agent.
“Wait, did you want me to go tell them now?” He asked.
“YES!” She screamed, as he quickly got up and rushed out of the room. “For God’s sake, I just ask that you guys use the things in your heads called brains!”
“Take the back seat Hill.” Someone said from behind her.
“Who-” She asked, turning around. She paused. “Oh.” Standing in front of her was none other than Nick Fury himself.
“It’s my turn to drive.” He said.
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Don't you just love Epilogues? They're like fun little Marvel after credits scenes, where in this case you figure out that Nick Fury is out of hiding and back at the helm of S.H.I.E.L.D! Well, that's more headaches for Josh, but for everyone else it's good news all around!
See you tomorrow!
Make sure to read Episode 42 tomorrow and post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, August 6! Season 3 is just getting started!
E.G.G is cleaning house! Nick Fury is officially back and relocating E.G.G. Now three friends will have bigger and better challenges to face in a place that can only be known as: New York City! Find out how it goes tomorrow, July 31, in E.G.G Episode 42: Cleaning House!