E.G.G Q&A: Episode 46
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 46: Arrested Development! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
After E.G.G's greatest battle yet with the Masters of Doom, the team coped with the aftermath in their own ways. Acacia bawled her eyes out, thus leading Eileen to reveal her identity as Lightstream. James conducted an investigation into a break in at Worthington Labs, leading him closer to Miguel O'Hara. And Josh got... closer to Maya, leading him further from Allyson. At the end of the day, the eggheads had dealt with the aftermath and are ready to get back in the action.
Eileen got to the door, took a deep breath and knocked.
“It’s open.” Acacia’s voice solemnly answered from the other side. Eileen walked in to find her room a wreck. Furniture was tipped, clothes were strewn about. The floor was littered with pictures of Acacia and Harry that had been ripped in half. Acacia was lying in her bed, looking up at the ceiling. She was surrounded by empty Kleenex boxes and her trashcan was overflowing with tissues.
“Hey.” Eileen said, sitting next to her. “How you holding up?”
“I seriously don’t think I have any tears left in my body.” Acacia replied. “Like, I’ve been crying for hours. And you know, I think I’m more angry than sad. I mean, I feel like the biggest shelling idiot on the face of the Earth.”
“Acacia Blanco!” Eileen said. “You are not the idiot, he is. He walked out on one of the most amazing, beautiful, intelligent…”
“Just stop, Eileen.” Acacia interrupted. “I know, you’re all good intentions, but I seriously don’t think there’s anything you can say to make me feel any better.” Eileen sighed.
“That bad, huh?”
“Well, you know, when you dedicate years of your life to a person… tell them you love them...” A tear slid down Acacia’s cheek. She sniffled and wiped it way. “Guess there was one more left.” She said, attempting a laugh.
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I know we all feel bad about what Harry did to Acacia. But no one feels worse than she does. It's just terrible, inhumane! Leaving her after years of being in a happy, committed relationship. I'll forgive some of you if you cried, because this is pretty heartbreaking stuff...
Josh had made his way to Maya’s apartment. He was looking at shelf of pictures while she was in the kitchen, fixing lunch.
“You like ham or turkey?” She called out.
“Turkey, definitely.” Josh replied, examining the pictures. He came across one of Maya and a man holding up a first place ribbon. “Who’s this?” He asked, holding it up as Maya entered the room with two sandwiches.
“He is an old friend,” She said, handing Josh the plate and taking the picture. “His name is Aldrich Killian. He, uh, he’s not around anymore.” She set the picture down.
“What happened?” Josh asked.
“He committed suicide a few years ago.” Maya said, sitting on the couch.
“Oh, man, I’m so sorry.” Josh said, sitting next to her.
“Yeah, well, you know. Job takes its toll on some people more than others.”
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Easter E.G.G. Haha, get it? If not... too bad. This could also give you some pretty strong insight as to who Maya is...
Josh and Maya sitting in a tree
“I didn’t cheat on her or anything, I just had a little crush, she was a super, so…”
“Oh, well shell, I don’t blame her. I’d be jealous too.”
“Uh, yeah! All those superhero girls are unrealistically hot. And, you know, most of them excel in the chest department…”
“Okay, it was nothing like that!”
“Well you’re a guy, guys like that stuff.”
“Look, I just thought Lightstream was a pretty amazing hero.”
“Oh, so it’s Lightstream. Wasn’t she in Arizona for the longest time?”
“Well yeah, so was I.”
“You’re from Arizona?”
“What’s wrong with the good ‘ol AZ?”
“Nothing, you know, for an off the radar state…”
“It is not!”
“I’m only teasing!” They both laughed. Then they looked into each other’s eyes. Maya slowly leaned over and kissed Josh. They went for a while, then stopped. “Was that weird?” Maya asked.
“No, not weird at all.” Josh said. Maya smiled, and the two continued to kiss.
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Ooh, kissy, kissy... Josh and Maya are becoming rather fond of each other! Do we have any shippers? Mosh, or Jaya, I'm not sure which one it'd be. Or do we still have some upset Jallyson's in the hizze? Say hey!
“Now, let’s see…” He walked down the hall examining everything. “There was obviously some kind of fight…” He looked down to see a deactivated laser beam. “He tripped the alarm here…” He walked to a door that had been kicked down. He looked up at the sign that read: ‘Genetic Mutation Cure’.
“He came through here,” He looked to see cabinets ripped open and papers scattered everywhere. “Didn’t have proper time to search because the alarm was blaring, so he tore the place apart…” James looked behind him to see a freezer had been opened. He walked in to see vials upon vials of the mutant cure. And one missing. He also saw many of them shattered and bullet holes in the wall.
“Fight broke out here, he only had time to snag one…” He exited the room. “Made his way back into the hall, went for the elevator, but…” He looked on the wall across from the elevator and saw bullet holes as well. “Reinforcements cut him off. So he circles around, takes the corner and…” James stepped on something. He looked under his foot to see a vent cover. He picked it up and flipped it around to see a web line attached to it. “Bingo.” James said, smiling.
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Well, James was a bounty hunter in E.G.G 2099, or did you already forget? It makes no sense to take away his skills, so here he is, in 2015, doing his detective work. He'll find Spider-Man 2099 soon enough. Question is, what will he do when he does?
Eileen tells Acacia that she's Lightstream!
Eileen and Acacia stood on the roof of Grand Central Station.
“What is it you have to show me all the way up here?” Acacia asked. Eileen grabbed Acacia’s shoulders.
“Are you ready to have your mind blown?” She asked. Acacia shrugged.
“Yeah, I guess, what is it?” Eileen took a deep breath, then she unzipped her E.G.G uniform.
“Acacia…” She said, opening it to reveal her costume. “I’m Lightstream.” Acacia stood, dumbfounded.
“No way…” She said, as Eileen put the mask on. “No shelling way! Are you serious!” Eileen nodded.
“So what, did the original Lightstream die or something, and you took her place, or…”
“What? No! I’ve been Lightstream the entire time!”
“That’s insane, how did I not notice!”
“I don’t know, I mean, even Celeste picked up on it…”
“Wait, Celeste knows?”
“Well, yeah. Her and Fury, and now you. But that’s it. I hope…”
“Wow, Eileen, I mean… just wow!” She began to jump up and down. “This is so cool! Hey, remember when I said there was nothing you could say to make me feel better?”
“You were wrong?”
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Oh dang! The highlight of the episode! Acacia now knows that Eileen is Lightstream! It took a lot of courage, and wasn't an easy decision, but Eileen finally let someone in on the secret. I felt that at this point, someone had to figure, and though she's been friends with Josh longer, I really wanted Acacia to be the one she shared her secret with first. Plus, Josh has that whole crush on Lightstream thing going on... But now that Acacia knows, there's a whole new plethora of ways this could play into the future of E.G.G!
It was late and everyone in E.G.G Base was asleep. Suddenly, James began to shout.
“No!” He called out in his sleep. “Get away from them… No!” He continued to shout. Josh walked out of his room with a baseball bat in his hand. He walked to James’s door when Eileen came out of her room, put her hand on his shoulder, and shook her head no. Josh grumbled under his breath and sulked back to his room. Eileen opened James’s door and walked in, closing it behind her.
“No!” James shouted. “Please… No!” Eileen moved his covers, crawled into the bed, and laid down next to him. She wrapped her arms around him and brought him close to her. “Stay back! Stay…” James fell silent, and then began to sleep peacefully in the safety of Eileen’s arms.
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Awwwww.... Now that's sweet. I'd say that there are definite feelings going around...
See you tomorrow!
Make sure to read Episode 47 tomorrow and post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, September 10! E.G.G's 50th Episode Spectacular is almost here!
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