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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 26
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 26: Love and War. If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
After an epic battle with the maniac known as Bullseye in , E.G.G returns to base for a little R&R. But things aren't exactly calmed down back home. Acacia walks in on Josh Allyson in the middle of their... recreational activities. To Josh's surprise, Acacia is cool with it! What Acacia wasn't cool with, however, was the hierarchy at E.G.G, as she called into question whether or not Josh was picking favorites when he chose Eileen as second in command, leaving her to wonder. Then, in an extreme turn of events, Acacia met with her old S.H.I.E.L.D buddy Clay Quartermain, only to shoot him! But even more confusing is the end, where Acacia wakes up in a metal room and sees the Planet Saturn out her window!
Hall of E.G.G Gadget Guide
Gadget: Flare Disk
Description: A small metal disc that spews flares everywhere for about 60 seconds. First used to blind Bullseye.
Field Test: Success
Status: Approved for mass production.
Josh's Threat Assessment on Bullseye
“Bullseye.” He whispered.
“Who’s that?” Eileen asked.
“Okay, imagine an evil Hawkeye without the bow and arrow.” Josh replied.
“So what, he never misses?”
“Not even once.”
“I can heeeeeear you…” Bullseye said, taking three sharp blades from his belt.
“Oh yeah, and he’s legally insane.” Josh added.
“Perfect.” Eileen said.
“Looks like now’s the perfect time to test our new invention!” Acacia said, taking out a small disk. Josh nodded.
“Do it.” He said. Acacia pressed the center of the disk and slid it out in front of Bullseye’s feet. He looked down.
“What the…” He began, but suddenly it began to beep and spurt out flares. The Syndicate soldiers all screamed and shielded their eyes from the blinding light. Bullseye cupped his hands over his eyes and squinted to see Josh, Eileen and Acacia making a break for it. “No you don’t.” He threw one of his blades, and it pierced Acacia’s leg.
“Gah!” She screamed, falling to the ground. Josh and Eileen helped her up. “He can still aim even when he can’t see! No fair!”
“You’re lucky his vision was obscured,” Josh said. “He was probably going for the kill shot.”
“We need to get out of here, he’s too dangerous.” Eileen said.
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Standing up to guys like Daredevil and Elektra and kept on a leash by Norman Osborn because he's deemed too unpredictable for even him, Bullseye is no joke. He never misses. He can use anything as a weapon. And he's working with the Syndicate to take down E.G.G. But no worries, Acacia got him! But... how? I mean, they ran into a dark room, someone said Acacia's name, but we don't really see what happens, now do we? Hm...
Busted! Or... not...
They kissed each other passionately.
“Am I interrupting something?” Josh and Allyson abruptly stopped and turned to Acacia leaning against the wall, arms folded. Allyson’s eyes widened in fear. Thinking fast, Josh pushed Allyson away from him.
“Take your lips off me woman!” He shouted. “How dare you defile your Director in that manner!”
“Josh, please.” Acacia said. Josh looked at Allyson, who just looked down. He rubbed the back of his neck.
“Listen, I can explain…” He began. Acacia held up her hand.
“No need.” She interrupted. “I won’t turn you in.” Josh looked up.
“Well, I can see that you two clearly make each other happy. Why would I ruin that?”
“Really? Acacia, that’s so cool! If I’d have known you’d be this chill about it, I would have told you a long time ago!”
“Hey, we’re friends. I’d never do anything if I felt it was going to hurt you.”
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Wow, well Acacia handled that whole situation a lot better than expected! But can we really trust it? I mean, she's been acting fishy this entire episode... Also, do you think Acacia's reaction warrants Josh telling Eileen about him and Allyson? Acacia seems to think so, but, like I said, fishy, fishy...
Who's in charge?
“Eileen do you… do you think Josh was picking favorites when he made you second in command.” Eileen looked up, shocked.
“Acacia,” she said. “How long has this been troubling you?”
“I don’t know, it’s just, Josh has known you longer, so when he was choosing ranks, I think maybe…”
“Acacia, I’m sure that had nothing to do with his decision.”
“So, you think you’re more qualified than me?”
“What? No! Of course not.”
“Acacia, listen. I think that all of us are natural leaders. Shell, sometimes I think I’d be a better leader than Josh!”
“I don’t know, just some of the decisions he makes sometimes… they’re not really thought through.”
“But you have to listen to him, and I have to listen to both of you.”
“Acacia, come on. It’s not like that. Look, I’ll talk to Josh about a joint leadership, so we all can be the same rank, and make group decisions. We’d all have the same amount of power.”
“That’s my point Eileen, why didn’t Josh suggest that from the beginning?” Eileen stopped. She thought for a little bit.
“I… I don’t know…”
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Well Acacia seems to be taking issue with the way things are run at E.G.G. And so is Eileen! This can only mean one thing: Power struggle! But why is Acacia having issues with the hierarchy all of a sudden? Why now?
Clay Quartermain stood in an alleyway, bundled up in the cold night.
“Clay.” He turned to see Acacia and smiled.
“Howdy darlin’, care for a dance?” He asked. Acacia smiled.
“You’re funny Clay.”
“Well, I try. So what’d you wanna meet for? You said you had special surprise.”
“Did you dump that that rich city boy yet?”
“No, Clay.” She said, taking out a gun. “I’m dumping you.” Quartermain jumped back.
“Jeez Acacia! What in Sam’s hill do you think you’re doin’!”
“Making this world a better place.” She said. Clay reached for his gun, but Acacia shot him first. He fell to the ground. Acacia smiled. “As it is written.”
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Wow! Cold! Ice cold! What the shell! And what's with the whole "As it is written" business? You Marvel fans know what's happening. But to those who don't, well, you are in for one big surprise!
Dat Epilogue tho...
Acacia’s eye’s fluttered open. She slowly sat up, but was stopped by a sharp pain in her leg.
“Ah!” She cried, grabbing it. She looked down at the wound. “Bullseye.” She said, examining the cuts on her arms and body from the cards. She looked around only to see that she was trapped in a metal room. “What the, where on Earth am I?” She turned and spotted a window. She slowly moved towards it and pulled herself up.
“Oh no.” She said. “Acacia, you’ve really gotten yourself into it this time.” Outside of her window, Acacia saw stars, moons, and the planet Saturn.
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What the shell is going on!?!? Well, I'm certainly not gonna tell you, but sound off below! I love theories. Unless you already know, in which case, keep it to yourself!
See you tomorrow!
Remember after you read Episode 27, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, February 26!
Trust no one. Ever. Find out why in E.G.G Episode 27: Who Do You Trust? tomorrow, February 20!