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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 37
THE NIGHT IS DARKEST JUST BEFORE THE DAWN, BUT SOMETIMES, THE DAWN NEVER COMES.
PART 1 OF THE 3 PART E.G.G SEASON 2 FINALE.
Now for the Q&A...
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!
Secrets were revealed in this all-revealing episode. While saving Celeste from some hoodlums, Eileen discovered that Celeste knew of her identity as Lightstream! Josh found out that Maria Hill was just as distressed as he was, Jake the Loser Librarian is on to Agent Rice, and Josh's relationship with Allyson got blown wide open, after she broke up with him for hitting on Lightstream! Things only got worse when a Syndicate officer attempted to break out the Gravity Master by setting off a bomb in downtown Chandler. Acacia engaged him in battle while Josh tried to deactivate the bomb. But Lightstream's rush to action made things worse, so she flew the bomb up and took the hit. She was alive, but very, very unhappy. She turned the Syndicate officer to stone and shattered him to pieces, killing him. On a nearby roof, Agent Rice, having seen the whole thing, contacted Nick Fury, and prepared to do the worst...
Hall of E.G.G Gadget Guide
Gadget: Syndicate Walkie-Talkie
Description: A large satellite dish sitting atop the Chandler Public Library used to tap into Syndicate frequencies and spy on them.
Field Test: Success
Status: Though the Syndicate have long since disbanded, the dish still sits there… collecting dust.
Celeste and Eileen
“So, how long have you known?” She asked.
“You remember that day I fixed Jocasta because you left…”
“Dang, that long?”
“Yeah. You were kinda obvious about it.” Eileen laughed.
“Those were my early days, I was still getting used to it. Why didn’t you ever tell me you knew?”
“I didn’t wanna freak you out.” Celeste replied, as Eileen began to wrap her foot.
“Right, because some kid in a hoodie I just saved from gangbangers blurting my name while I’m in costume is so much more relieving.”
“What were even doing out this late? It’s dangerous Celeste.”
“I know, I just… I just needed to clear my head.”
“Huh, I hear that.”
“Why do you think I was out there?”
“I thought you were on patrol.”
“Patrol? Do superheroes actually do that?”
“I don’t know, we should ask one and find out.” Eileen laughed.
“We should. Okay, and done.” She cut the bandage and tied it off. “Now, no more late night escapades, okay? Do it in the daytime. And I don’t wanna hear you dropping anymore shell bombs either, got it?”
“Sorry, it really hurt.” Celeste apologized. “Besides, Mr. Westbrook says it all the time!”
“Well Mr. Westbrook is a potty mouth.” She rubbed Celeste’s head. “Goodnight Celeste.”
“Good night Ms. Wuthrich!”
“You can call me Eileen.”
“Okay Ms. Wuthrich!” Eileen laughed.
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Well, Celeste is a pretty good secret keeper! But I guess you'll blurt anything when you've got a nail stuck in your foot (even a shell bomb or two!) But Eileen is pretty much cool with it, and besides, she should have someone to girl talk with when things get rough. Or, you know, someone to out her identity when Lightstream goes around killing people!
Maria Hill: So-so-ish Director of S.H.I.E.L.D
“Oh give me a break!”
“You know what Hill? Why don’t you give me a break! You are on my back every day about some invention or another that’s not good enough or needs to be finished a freaking month before the deadline! I’m tired of it! Fury was no walk in the park, but he was ten times the director you’ll ever be!”
“I…” She sighed. “I’m sorry. You’re right.” Josh paused.
“I said you’re right.” She sighed. “Listen, you’re a nice guy. I know I’ve been hard on you, and I’m sorry. It’s just, man, it all just happened so fast, you know? I mean, one second I’m overseeing rookie training exercises and the next Nick Fury is dead and I’m the director of S.H.I.E.L.D, the biggest spy/anti-terrorist/worldwide peacekeeping organization on the planet! It’s a bit overwhelming, and the day I took Fury’s seat, not one of these agents respected me. So I had to be tough, earn their respect, you know? I mean, you’re a director yourself, you know exactly how hard it is.”
“Wow, I never thought of it that way…” Josh said. “Hey, sorry. I’ll get those inventions to you stat. You know Maria, I feel like we know each other on a more personal level now.” She frowned.
“I wouldn’t go that far.” She said. “And it’s Director Hill.” Josh laughed.
“Aye, aye, director.” He said, hanging up. “Huh, poor Maria. She did kinda get thrown into the role. Hope nothing serious or world threatening happens while she’s in charge.” He left the conference room.
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We all know (and by we all I mean anyone that reads Marvel comics) that Maria Hill took over as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. What we don't know, however, is if she just jumped right in or had a hard time. At first glance, Hill is a powerful character, and she's more than willing to run things. But she's not the problem, it's all of the guys who want Fury back. So Hill not only has to run S.H.I.E.L.D and pretty much protect the world, but she has to overcome the unspoken barrier between her and all of the agents on board the Helicarrier. No wonder she constantly seems like she's got a stick where the sun don't shine!
The end of Jallyson!
“Acacia said you tried to kiss her! Why would you do that?”
“I… I don’t know. I wasn’t thinking…”
“I thought I meant something to you.”
“You do Allyson!”
“Do I? Because apparently your only type is hot babes with super powers.”
“Well, I’m sorry I don’t fit your description for the perfect girl, but I’m not gonna be your patsy.” She turned and began to walk off.
“Allyson, you’re being ridiculous!” Josh shouted. “Lightstream is just a girl I’ll never know. Nothing serious can even begin to happen between us! But we’ve already been through thick and thin together. We fought the Avengers together, I rescued you from Dr. Doom, I pretty gave you E.G.G if something happens to me, Eileen and Acacia! What about last night even? I loved us, just being together like that.”
“And you left me alone, again!” She shouted, tears in her eyes. “Right when I was gonna tell you something important. It’s clear you don’t care about me. I should have listened to every feeling in my body telling me not to kiss you that day we got together, but I took a chance, and this is how it ended up.”
“It’s not over Allyson! I’ll be better, I’ll spend more time with you, I’ll…” She held up her hand.
“Just stop.” She said. “We have nothing more to offer one another. We’re done Josh. I think it’s better this way anyways. Now you’re not burdened with a secret relationship. You can go do all the things you want without breaking my heart in the process.”
“Allyson… please…” She ran off, wiping away tears, leaving Josh standing, rejected.
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Alas, all Jallyson shippers go down in a blaze of glory. Unfortunately, Josh's crush on Lightstream caught up to him in a big and nasty way. And now she's evil, so...
Eileen killed a man!
Lightstream raised her arm and the commander was lifted into the air.
“Whoa, new powers?” Josh asked. “Sweet. Well, let’s wrap him up and leave him for the cops.”
“Sorry, no cops today.” Lightstream said, her voice sounding as if it were split in two. She balled her hand into a fist and the commander screamed.
“What are you doing to him!” Acacia shouted.
“Aaaaahhhhh!!!!” He screamed as his body slowly began to turn to stone.
“Hey, hey, HEY!” Josh shouted. “That’s enough, let him go!”
“No.” Lightstream said.
“Please! Mercy!” The commander shouted.
“All out of mercy.”
“Lightstream! Let him go!” Acacia shouted.
“Nnnnooooo!!!!” The commander screamed as he was completely turned to stone. Lightstream then opened her hand and the commander shattered into pebbles. Josh stared in disbelief. Acacia clasped her hands over her mouth.
“You… killed him…” She said.
“A meaningless loss.” Lightstream said.
“Are you crazy!” Josh screamed. “Listen, I don’t know where you come from or what rules you live by, but we do not kill! Ever!” Suddenly her eyes flashed back blue. She shook her head.
“No, oh no…” She said. “What have I done?” She flew into the air and was gone. Josh looked at Acacia.
“We’ve got a problem on our hands.” He said.
“Geez, what made her snap like that?” Acacia asked, looking down at the shattered pieces of the commander.
“Honestly Acacia,” Josh said. “I have no idea.”
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Whoa! Wait a minute! Time out! Eileen killed him! Killed him in cold blood!?!? I mean, yeah, he's Syndicate, but... Oh man, this can't end well at all...
What's Agent Rice gonna do?
Agent Rice was perched on a nearby roof, and had seen the entire battle transpire.
“Uh-oh.” He said. He laid down a briefcase and dialed a number on his cell phone.
“Fury.” Came the answer on the other end.
“Fury, it’s Agent Rice.” Rice said, opening the briefcase. “It’s happening.”
“Now? Darn it, I thought we had more time. Well, that’s very unfortunate. You have your orders agent, execute them immediately.” Rice took a gun out of the briefcase and loaded the clip into it.
“Trust me sir,” he replied. “I intend to.”
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Oh no! What's Agent Rice gonna do! Well... 3 guesses.
See you tomorrow!
Make sure to read Episode 38, part of of the Season 2 Finale, tomorrow and post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, May 21! It's all come down to this, and no one is safe!
The Beginning of the End. Tune in tomorrow, May 15, to read E.G.G Episode 38: The Dark Day Part 1- Darkstream!