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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 36
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 34: Power Trip, and a lot happened in this one! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
Wondering why she wasn't a higher rank, Acacia confronted Josh, who insisted to know about her past. He got way more than he bargained for. Acacia trained at the Cedaren to become a master combatant, and then was recruited by Norman Osborn! After running some unethical missions for Norman (and meeting Harry), Acacia discovered that he was the Green Goblin, and had threatened Headmistress Yamada, her teacher. Acacia was too late to stop the Goblin from killing Yamada, but she and Fumiko went on a spree as the Oscorp Arsonist, getting their sweet revenge. Eileen stopped them, but instead of killing them, offered them a position at S.H.I.E.L.D, which set Acacia on the path that eventually made her an agent of E.G.G.
Acacia stood in the center of the room wearing karate training gear. She was surrounded by three other girls. A woman stood on top of a balcony.
“Attack!” She called. The girls rushed for Acacia. Acacia jumped up and kicked one of them in the face. She landed on her hands and sprung up, kicking another girl across the room. The last girl swung at Acacia, who dodged each attack, then blocked her last one. She twisted her arm and kicked her in the back of the leg, downing her. Acacia looked up to the balcony and bowed. The instructor smiled and bowed back.
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Um, Red Room anyone? Well, you know, without all the killing and torture. Kind of like Red Room light. Acacia’s no Black Widow. But Cedaren clearly trains these girls to be pretty good. We haven’t really seen Acacia go crazy, but maybe she’s been holding back? Cedaren Academy plays a big role in Acacia’s life, and we’ll definitely see how that affects her going forward.
“Hiya!” Fumiko shouted, jumping at her from behind. Acacia caught her arm and flipped her onto the bed. “Wow! You are good!” She exclaimed as Acacia helped her up.
“And your stealth needs work Fumiko.” Acacia said, smiling.
“I’d be working on my stealth if Yamada wasn’t riding me about doing better in social studies. I hate the teacher in there, she is so boring and doesn’t teach us anything! I’m never going to be a teacher! Ever!”
“Hey, you never know.” Acacia said. “Anything can happen.” Fumiko laughed.
“So it can. Hey, I heard you got another honor today? Lemme see!” Acacia smiled and pulled out a golden medal engraved: 道主どうしゅ.
“You like?” Fumiko grabbed it and read the Chinese symbols.
“Dōshu,” She read. “Master of the Way. Ooh, congratulations!” She handed it back to Acacia.
“Thanks. Hard work and dedication Fumiko. You just might be a Dōshu someday.”
“Yeah, master of sucking.”
“Fumiko, don’t be so hard on yourself.” Acacia sat next to her and put her hand on her shoulder. “Headmistress Yamada sees promise in you. She’s told me. You will do great things one day Fumiko. I know it.”
“Thanks Acacia.” She said. “But you know what I really want?”
“I haven’t seen a boy in years! This place sucks!”
“Well, you can’t complain about the food. They’re serving cookies with dinner.”
“Cookies! Why are still waiting around then! Let’s go!” Acacia and Fumiko rushed down the halls to the cafeteria.
We all remember Fumiko from back in the season 1 finale, Doomed. You know when she died. But now we get a pretty good look at how close she and Acacia were. Best friends, before Josh and Eileen, and clearly before Fumiko had Celeste. I thought it’d be good to show the past friendship between Acacia and Fumiko, because it’s really important to her relationship with Celeste. And speaking of Celeste, I guess we now know why she loves cookies!
Acacia worked for Norman Osborn!
- Well, the next day Osborn and I hopped on the first plane to the big apple. He took me to Oscorp Industries, where I’d be living and waiting for my orders.
Norman opened a door with a key and let Acacia in. She wheeled her suitcase in and looked around.
“This is where you’ll be staying.” He said. “Enjoy the scenery and stay confined to this room. You will not wander the premises, you will not enter restricted areas, and you will not disturb me unless I summon you. Am I clear?”
“Crystal.” Acacia replied, sitting on the bed. Norman closed the door and locked it from the outside. Acacia sighed. She took out a picture of her and Fumiko and placed it on the nightstand. She laid on her back, put her hands on her stomach, and stared the ceiling. “Wonderful.” She said to herself. “Day one and I’m already on house arrest.”
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Well talk about your questionable moral choices. Acacia, good guy, agent of E.G.G, was one of Norman Osborn's flunkies back in the day! Well, at least she's moved on. And, you know, has a conscience.
Love at first sight
She turned another corner then bumped directly into Harry Osborn.
“Oh!” She shrieked, and began to run for it.
“No, wait, stop!” Harry called. Acacia froze in place. She slowly turned. Harry stared in amazement. “Wow, you’re… very beautiful…”
“What? Oh, um, thanks.”
“I haven’t seen you around here.”
“Well, I kinda live in my room, so you won’t really see a lot of me. You have Norman Os-jerk to thank for that.”
“Oh, right.” Harry looked around. “So, I guess you’re gonna head back?”
“Oh, okay, well, I liked meeting you.” He held out his hand. “I’m Harry.” She shook it.
“Acacia.” She turned and ran for her room, and Harry happily skipped back to his.
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Well isn't that sweet, Harry and Acacia's first meeting. Love at first sight... for Harry at least. And how crazy is it that Acacia started darting him because it was her mission! Well, at least she actually has feelings for him, hence they're still together. But that just made it all the harder for her to leave him. Let's hope Harry doesn't still hold that against her!
Josh's Threat Assessment on The Green Goblin
The Green Goblin Strikes!
- I flew as fast as I could for Oregon, but I was too late. I have no idea how he got there before me, but he did. And when I approached, Cedaren Academy was engulfed in fire.
Josh's Threat Assessment on The Green Goblin
“No!” Acacia screamed. She landed the helicopter on the ground and rushed out towards the burning building.
“HAHAHAHAHA!” She heard. She looked up to see the Green Goblin flying away. Acacia kicked the doors open, and girls came rushing out. She scanned the crowd.
“Headmistress?” She called. She was nowhere to be found. Acacia rushed into the burning building. She ran up a flight of stairs just as they collapsed. She rounded a corner and ran as fast as she could down the halls. She finally approached two large doors, and kicked them open. “Headmistress Yamada? Can you hear me?”
“Acacia…” A weak voice came from behind a desk. Alerted, Acacia rushed over and moved it to see Yamada lying there, two razor bats in her chest and bleeding badly.
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There's a reason the Green Goblin is Spider-Man's worst enemy, and this is why. He doesn't just rob banks and cause trouble, the Green Goblin makes things personal. He always has a plan, and is always five steps ahead. Headmistress Yamada and Cedaren never stood a chance. And now Acacia has a lifelong vendetta against the villain who ruined her life: The Green Goblin.
The Oscorp Arsonist
Acacia rushed out of an Oscorp laboratory in Hong Kong, China.
“Did you do it?” Fumiko asked, holding a detonator.
“Yeah, they’re good, go, go! Blow it!” Fumiko happily pressed the button and the watched the lab blow sky high.
“Woohhhooo!” They both cheered simultaneously, jumping up and down in joy.
"Wait a minute, YOU were the Oscorp Arsonist? "
- Wait a minute, YOU were the Oscorp Arsonist?
- I see my reputation precedes me.
- Acacia! You were number 3 on S.H.I.E.L.D’s most wanted list for a while!
- Really? Sweet!
- No, not sweet! Not sweet at all!
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Wow! So Acacia was pretty much a criminal. Number 3 on S.H.I.E.L.D's most wanted list! Well, I guess that happens when you go around burning down buildings of one of the biggest corporations in the world. Luckily Eileen was able to stop her, and fortunately instead of killing her, showed her a better path. And now they're all buddies!
The day they met
Eileen and Acacia approached Josh in Barnes and Noble, who was reading a comic book.
“Josh,” Eileen called. “This is Acacia Blanco.” Josh stood up and shook her hand.
“Joshua Westbrook,” he said. “Maybe I’m pleased to meet you. Time will tell.”
“Hi,” Acacia said. “Nice to meet you. You hungry? I heard there’s a Paradise Bakery here and they make the best broccoli and cheddar soup, in a bread bowl!”
“A bread bowl you say?” Josh asked. “Is it edible?”
“As edible as it gets.” Acacia replied.
“I love her.” Josh said. “Let’s keep her. I wanna rename her Fred.”
“You can’t do that Josh!” Eileen said.
“Whatever. Let’s go get that soup!” And the three newly acquainted friends all rushed for Paradise Bakery.
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And the saga begins! For those of you wondering, that's where the bread bowl comes from. And this scene may or may not be based on real life events, I'll never tell! And Josh wants to name Acacia Fred? That's weird.
See you tomorrow!
Hope you nice a nice Avengers filled break last week! Make sure to read Episode 37 tomorrow and post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, May 15! I mean it this time!
Season 2 begins to wind to a close! All secrets are eventually revealed. How long can Josh and Allyson keep their relationship hidden? How much does Celeste actually know? Is Eileen's secret identity as Lightstream safe? From Maria Hill to the Syndicate, everyone has something they're hiding. It's only a matter of time before revelation begin to occur. Find out how it all unfolds tomorrow, May 9, in E.G.G Episode 37: Revelations!