E.G.G Q&A: Episode 25
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 25: Heroes of Tomorrow. If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
When Josh, Eileen, Acacia, and pretty much everyone else in E.G.G have to leave for... yearly exams... Celeste is left in E.G.G Base with Josh's 12 year old friend Jerome and Eileen's 13 year old brother, Seth... And their babysitter Jocasta. Whilst playing a game of hide and seek, the Syndicate decide to attack the library, and take out Jocasta! The kids band together to save the library and stop the syndicate. Through much fighting and antics, they win the day and officially become... The Heroes of Tomorrow!
Seth and Jerome
A young boy, about 12, walked into the room. “This here’s my little buddy Jerome! Known the kid since he was three! He’s like a brother to me!”
“Hi,” Jerome said.
“Hey,” Celeste shyly replied.
“Well it’s about time Celeste got somebody to play with!” Acacia said. “I was thinking about getting her a gerbil!”
“Nobody likes those things.” Josh replied.
“Hey guys.” Eileen said, walking into the room with a 13 year old boy next to her. “Celeste, this is my little brother, Seth.” She said. “He’ll be here with you and Jerome.”
“Oh, cool.” Celeste replied.
“Nice to meet you!” Seth said, shaking her hand.
“So wait, it’s just gonna be us three?” Jerome asked. Josh, Acacia, and Eileen all broke down laughing.
“Leave three kids alone in E.G.G Base with untold amounts of weapons of mass destruction?” Josh laughed. “Of course not!"
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So these are the two new character introduced in this episode, and they're just as young as Celeste. I mean, she's in a base full of adults all day, don't you think it's time she got someone her age to hang out with? Now, some of you may feel that Celeste is out of place in the first place, but let's all try to remember that her mother was killed, and Acacia promised to take of her. Plus, she's really important. Later.
Celeste is a secret genius!
Celeste quickly rushed back through the tunnel. She ran until she reached the Hall of E.G.G, and saw it was a dead end.
“Uh-oh.” She said.
“84, 85, 86…” Jocasta’s voice echoed through the halls. She quickly rushed to the control panel of the door and pulled it off. She grabbed two wires and touched them together. The wires sparked, and the door to the Hall of E.G.G slowly opened.
“Yes!” She exclaimed. Suddenly there was a loud, blaring alarm. She covered her ears. “What is that!” She shouted. She rushed down the tunnel and ran into Jerome and Seth.
“What’s going on?” Seth asked over the noise.
“How should I know!” Celeste replied.
“I thought you lived here!” Jerome shouted back.
“Let’s find Jocasta.” Seth said.
“She’s probably in the Inner Shell.” Celeste replied.
They all rushed into the Inner Shell to see Jocasta speaking into the intercom.
“Remain calm, Jake the loser librarian, I am on my way.” She hung it up and turned to see the kids standing there. “Children, please remain here, there is a small matter I must attend to in the library.” Jocasta went into the elevator and was gone in a ding.
“What kind of small matter sounds an alarm that loud?” Seth asked.
“I don’t know,” Celeste replied, walking over to the computer terminal. “Let’s find out.” She began typing, and suddenly video feed of the library popped onto the screen.
“You can hack computers!” Jerome exclaimed.
“Yeah, no big.” Celeste replied.
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So... She broke into the Hall of E.G.G, the most heavily secure area of E.G.G Base, with relative ease, and she hacked the Inner Shell computers, which I assure is not easy. Now, both of her parents were S.H.I.E.L.D agents, so that might have something to do with it. But remember, day one in E.G.G Base she rewired Jocasta and changed her parameters! Celeste is a devious little thing she is... Wonder what it all means.
The Heroes of Tomorrow v.s The Syndicate
“Pretend you’re a knight, and I’m a princess in a tower.”
“Right… a knight.” He opened the door to see two Syndicate soldiers standing there.
“What the?” One of them asked. Seth screamed and slammed the door. He took out the Repulsor Blaster.
“Come on… Come on…” He said, tinkering with it. Suddenly the soldiers kicked the door down. “Just work!” He shouted, slamming it against the table. The knob flipped to suicide and blasted both Syndicate soldiers clean through the wall. Seth looked up. “Awesome!” The commander looked towards the noise.
“What the devil was that?” He asked. Everyone rushed to the area, not noticing Jerome climbing up the bookshelf.
“Just get to the second floor, she says.” Jerome grumbled to himself. “Pretend you’re a clone, she says.” He reached the top and stood up, maintaining balance. He looked at the balcony. “I can make that…” Suddenly a Syndicate soldier came up the stairs.
“Hey!” He shouted, aiming his gun.
“No, no, no!” Jerome exclaimed, grabbing his Thwip Blaster and shooting like crazy. The soldier was blinded by multiple webs on his visor.
“Agh, what the-” he growled, grabbing at it. “Get this stuff off me!” He stumbled back and fell down the stairs, hitting his head against the wall and falling unconscious. Jerome laughed.
“Loser!” He shouted. He readied himself, then jumped, but barely missed the balcony. “NO!”
“Gotcha!” Celeste said, catching him in the nick of time. Jerome sighed with relief as she pulled him up. “But where’s Seth?”
Seth had made his way out of the study room. While the commander was investigating, he slipped along the wall. He rounded the corner to see a Syndicate soldier turn around.
“Freeze!” He shouted.
“Ah!” Seth quickly ran into the café and jumped over the counter. The soldier followed him in, gun drawn.
“Where are you…”
“Excuse me.” He turned to see Seth standing with his hands behind his back. “Did you order two blueberry muffins?”
“What, no, I didn’t…” Seth suddenly jumped up and splattered two blueberry muffins on his visor. “Gah! Stupid kid!” Seth rushed across the room towards the elevator, then tripped.
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Wow these kids kick butt... sort of... it's a concept I like to call 'Haphazard Accidental Fighting'. Anybody remember the first Zorro movie? Maybe the many antics of Jack Sparrow? Using the environment or accidentally taking down your opponent through foolishness and silly antics. I thought that this was a good way for the new friends to deal with their Syndicate challengers. I mean, how else would kids fight?
Denial and Promise
“Auntie Acacia!” Celeste shouted as the kids rushed up.
“Hey kiddo,” Acacia said. “You guys have fun today?”
“Did we!” Seth exclaimed. “All these guys in black invaded the library!”
“Yeah,” Jerome said. “And we got cool weapons, and we beat all of them!”
“It was so awesome!” Celeste said. Josh smiled.
“Aw, they were playing secret agent!” He said. “That’s so cute!”
“What, no!” Jerome exclaimed. “It actually happened!”
“Yeah,” Seth said. “Tell them Jocasta!” Jocasta approached them.
“Yes, we played a very fun game.” She said.
“What!” All of the kids replied simultaneously.
“The children behaved as true heroes would.”
“Aw man…” Jerome said.
“Way to rain on the parade.” Seth complained. Celeste smiled.
“It’s okay guys, maybe next time.” She comforted.
“Well, I’m glad you all had a good time.” Eileen said. “But it’s long past all of our bedtimes. Get ready Seth, I’m taking you home.”
“You too Jerome.” Josh said.
“Okay.” They both replied. Josh, Acacia and Eileen began to walk off, then Josh stopped.
“Huh, that’s wired…” He said.
“What?” Acacia asked.
“I don’t know, it’s just…" Josh smiled. "Standing there like that, they look just like us.”
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Dang it Jocasta! Well, I guess the guys at E.G.G would have had her melted down for scrap if they'd figured out what happened. But there's no denying that last line by Josh. Standing together, Jerome Seth and Celeste look just like Josh, Eileen, and Acacia. Hm...
See you tomorrow!
Remember after you read Episode 26, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, February 19!
An episode of E.G.G that will call into question everything you think you know! Secrets will be revealed, status will be questioned, and the end will have you so confused, the only thing you'll be able to say is "What the shell is going on!" Tune in tomorrow, February 13, to read E.G.G Episode 26: Love and War!