E.G.G Q&A: Episode 17
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 17: The Imperative. If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
It was another peaceful day on Mother Egg when Acacia suddenly showed up and evacuated everyone immediately. When Josh and Eileen inquired as to what was going on, Acacia informed them that had to replace the power core reactor to Mother Egg with another one she got from Reed Richards, or everyone would die. They traveled to the center of Mother Egg only to figure out the most unexpected twist they could imagine: Mother Egg was alive. Worse than that, she's an AI named Jocasta, and was created for one purpose. To resurrect the robotic menace known as Ultron. After failing to stop, escape, or reason with Jocasta, she completed her programming, and Ultron was reborn in the Inner Shell.
“Josh?” She called. Josh quickly turned and the smile faded from his face.
“Eileen!” He said, closing the door quickly. “What, uh, what are you doing down here?”
“I could ask you the same thing…” She said.
“Allyson forgot to turn in her AvE report. I was just picking it up…” Eileen raised an eyebrow.
“Avengers v.s E.G.G.” She looked at him. “Well what would call it!” Suddenly Allyson came out of her room.
“You left your jacket silly!” She said. Josh abruptly cleared his throat. She looked to see Eileen standing there. “Oh, um, ahem, I mean Director Westbrook. You, uh, left your jacket in my room.” Josh snatched it from her.
“Thank you. And uh, turn your reports in on time!”
“What? I turned in my…” Josh tapped her on the arm. “Oh, uh, sorry sir, it won’t happen again.”
“It better not,” Josh said. “Rookie!” She raised her eyebrows.
“Rookie?” She asked.
“You heard me!” Josh said.
“Okay…” Eileen said. “I’ll be in the Inner Shell if you need me…”
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Well, they're not really good at that... If this relationship has any hope of surviving, then Josh and Allyson better get their act together! Like Josh says, Eileen is a pretty smart cookie. What do you think about all this? Are you shipping Jallyson, or is this whole thing gonna fall apart real fast? Only time will tell!
Mother Egg is alive!
“I don’t support this idea…” Josh said uneasily as Acacia made her way to the switch. She grabbed it and prepared to pull.
“I would advise against that.” A female voice from nowhere suddenly stated. Josh, Acacia, and Eileen all jumped, startled. “Please do not flip my switch.” Eileen looked at Josh. He looked at Acacia. Acacia cleared her throat.
“I’m sorry, but that’s not an option.” She said. She grabbed the switch again, but this time she was electrocuted. Acacia screamed and fell to the ground.
“Acacia!” Eileen said, running to her aid.
“Who are you?” Josh called to the air.
“My name designation is Jocasta.” She replied.
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Talk about your twists. Well, Mother Egg's been alive this entire time! Who knew? Well, I did, but I'm writing it, so... How's she kept quiet all this time? Well, there's one thing we know for sure: Acacia's mystery is solved. Her old partner Terry came back from the dead as the demon Madness to warn her of this danger: Mother Egg in the form of Jocasta.
And she works for Ultron!
“Why can’t we turn you off, Jocasta?” Josh asked.
“Because I was programmed to serve my master, by any means necessary.”
“And who is your master?” Eileen asked.
“Ultron.” Josh stepped back in fear.
“Ultron? The Avengers destroyed him month ago!” He said.
“This is accurate.” Jocasta replied. “Ultron was destroyed. To ensure he did not simply upload his consciousness to another body, the Avengers trapped him inside of a virtual prison and installed a virus to keep him at bay. My purpose is to ensure Ultron’s survival, so that he may carry out his imperative, the destruction of all organic life.”
“And how do you plan on doing that?” Josh asked.
“I already am. Since the day I was installed, I have been uploading Ultron’s consciousness into Mother Egg. I am nearly complete. The upload is currently at 99.87%.”
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Not good. Any Marvel fan who's a Marvel fan knows that Ultron is directly related to bad news. And the crazy thing? Jocasta's been downloading him since E.G.G got off the ground!
"It can't be bargained with, it can't feel pain or mercy..."
“Jocasta, you don’t have to do this.” Eileen said. “You can fight your programing. You don’t have to resurrect Ultron!”
“I wish to do so.” She replied. “It is my purpose.”
“That’s Ultron talking!” Eileen said. “You can choose, you have free will!”
“Are you seriously trying to reason with a computer?” Josh asked.
“Shush.” Eileen said. “Jocasta, please don’t do this, we’re your friends!”
“Error,” Jocasta answered. “I do not have, as you say, ‘friends’. I only have my purpose.”
“No, Jocasta.” Eileen said. “That day, when you crashed down in Smith Park, when I lifted you back into the air, I felt a connection, a bond. We are friends, you just have to see it.”
“Your logic is flawed and childish.” She replied. “It is of little consequence either way. My programming is complete.”
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Ah, Eileen, ever the optimist. Unfortunately for E.G.G, Jocasta's a cold calculating robot. This pretty much just confirmed that they have no option left. They can't beat her, they can't escape her, and they can't talk her out of it. Who would have thought that E.G.G's deadliest foe would literally be their own home.
Suddenly red lightning rained down from the ceiling and began to form an orb of energy. Metal began to peel from the walls and floor. The metal twisted and shaped into a body, red energy glowing through the menacing eyes and mouth. Two antenna formed on the head, and soon a full robot stood before them. Josh, Eileen and Acacia backed up.
“I am Ultron.” He roared in his monotonous robotic voice. “And at last, my imperative shall be completed. Mankind will be destroyed.”
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Well that doesn't sound very nice! the eradication of all of mankind! Well, all Marvel fans know that Ant-Man created Ultron to make the perfect world. And what's more imperfect than human beings? Ultron firmly believes that the only way to save the world is to rid it of humans and all other organic things. Basically, a world of machines, men made of metal, and age... of Ultron! Yeah, that was a plug, deal with it!
Ultron is in Mother Egg, and he needs something from them. In a race against time to save his friends, Josh must bend to the will of this mechanical menace! Will Ultron become unstoppable? This is one E.G.G you don't want to miss! Tune in tomorrow, December 5, and read E.G.G Episode 18: Ultron 7!
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Remember after you read Episode 18, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, December 11!