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E.G.G Q&A: Episode 52
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 52: Hammer Time! If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
It's date night at E.G.G! Josh introduced Maya to the team, and revealed E.G.G to her, as they prepared to go on a crucial mission to uncover the mystery of the secret organization known as the Advanced Idea Mechanics, or A.I.M. To get the information they needed, Eileen went undercover to swindle it out of Tony Stark competitor Justin Hammer, who had invested quite a sum in the shadowy organization. Meanwhile, Agent Rice left his post (and left Squirrel Girl in charge) so that he could go on a date with his girlfriend, Sabrina, who might be a better fighter than even he is! In the end, Eileen figured out where to find A.I.M, but not before she, Josh, Acacia, and Maya, were all kidnapped!
“Okay, look guys, I’ve only got two dresses left!” Eileen said.
“Well get one that doesn’t suck!” Celeste exclaimed.
“Ladies.” Josh called. They all turned to see Josh and Quartermain emerge from the staircase, Josh in a red vest with a blue blazer and Quartermain wearing a white vest and black blazer.
“Ow, oww!” Eileen shouted.
“Lookin’ good!” Maya exclaimed.
“Sexy!” Acacia called.
“Please, please!” Josh said. “I can only take so much positivity at a time!”
“Oh, I was talking about Clay.” Acacia said, walking past him. “You look like a clown.”
“What! Well… yellow sucks on you!” Josh retorted.
“I think you look good babe.” Maya said, kissing him on the cheek.
“Thank you Maya.” Josh happily replied.
“You clean up nice Clay.” Acacia said, taking his arm.
“I ain’t gonna screw up my first date with my favorite girl.” He said. “Wanted to dress to impress.”
“Well, I’m impressed.” Acacia said. Josh looked at Eileen.
“Why does she look like a farm girl?” He asked.
“I am a farm girl!” She shouted.
“Well, we don’t want Justin Hammer to know that, now do we?”
“And what’s so bad about it if he does?” Eileen asked.
“Okay, Justin Hammer is a billionaire with an ego whose only goal in life is to one up Tony Stark.” Josh answered. “So if Tony dates a hot chick, he’s gonna go ten times hotter, which means you’ve gotta look ten times hotter than a girl Tony Stark would date.” He looked at Maya. “You dated Stark once, right?”
“Yeah.” She replied.
“So you’ve gotta look ten times hotter than Maya… which is impossible… So I guess the mission is scratched.” Eileen rolled her eyes.
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No, it's not heavy hitting action, or a big super villain fight, but you gotta admit, what's E.G.G without the characters? I like having everyone riff off of each other, and date night is the perfect 'normal' activity to do so. When you've got people that can throw fire and fly, it's good to put them in a real life situation and realize that they're still human, with human concerns, like looking good for a date!
Wait... Agent Rice has a girlfriend???
Agent Rice walked into a restaurant called ‘The Outlook’. If was a little fancy for his tastes, but that didn’t matter to him. Only one thing mattered. He walked to the counter.
“Um, Kyle Rice.” He said.
“Oh yes,” the attendant replied. “You have a woman waiting for you. A quite dazzling one at that.”
“Thanks, I know.” Rice said.
“I shall lead you to her.” Rice nervously straightened his tie as the attendant lead him to a table where a golden-brown haired woman in a green dress stood up to greet him.
“Kyle!” She exclaimed, hugging him.
“Sabrina!” Rice happily replied, hugging her. “I’ve missed you so much.”
“Aw, I’ve missed you too hon.” Sabrina said. “Tell me, how’s S.H.I.E.L.D?”
“Ugh, I’m on the never ending mission part two.” He replied.
“I see, you don’t call, you don’t write.” Rice was alerted.
“You’re not getting my letters!” He exclaimed. Sabrina laughed.
“I’m kidding Kyle.” She said.
“Oh,” Rice sighed with relief.
“I got you a present!”
“Sabrina, you know I don’t like you spending money on me.”
“And you know I don’t care.” She handed him a small box. He opened it as gasped.
“This is a vintage pocket knife! This dates back to WWII!”
“I heard it belonged to Captain America.” She said. “Happy Birthday.” Rice smiled.
“I love you!”
“I love you too. Now come on, I’m starving!”
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Yep, he's got a girlfriend, and her name is not Jane! (Sorry Squirrel Girl). It's Sabrina, and she's got a handle on things. She get pocket knifes that belonged to Cap, she's in good with Fury, and she kicks butt! Sabrina could be a superhero on her own!
Eileen goes the distance
Hammer walked into his room. Eileen looked up to see a giant picture of him covered only in fur over his bed.
“That’s… tasteful.” She said, as she threw up in her mouth.
“Glad you like it.” He said, locking the door. Eileen gulped. She sat on his bed and he went to a minibar in the corner. “Wine?” He asked.
“Oh no, I don’t drink.” Eileen replied.
“A girl with values, I like that.” He said, pouring a glass. He sat next to her. Eileen shifted nervously.
“So, Eileenith, that British?”
“Medieval, actually.” Eileen replied. “My parents were obsessed with that era of time.”
“Ah, the knights and castles.” He said, running his hand down her shoulder. Eileen cleared her throat.
“So, what other investments have you made recently?” She asked.
“Oh, you know, I buy up stocks here and there.” She said, stroking her hair.
“Like what?” She asked. He looked at her. She smiled and put her hand on his leg. “Just curious.”
“Well,” he said. “I’ve got quite a sum of cash put into a little group called Advanced Idea Mechanics.” Eileen was alerted.
“Oh,” She said, as Hammer laid her down on the bed. “And… What do they do?”
“All kinds of things,” He said, kissing her cheek. Eileen shifted uneasily.
“Are you okay Ms. Apricot?”
“Yes, fine.” She said, rubbing his hair. “But I must say, you’ve peaked my curiosity. This Advanced Idea Mechanics, I’ve never heard of them. Where are they located?”
“Why do you wanna know that?” He asked.
“I… well… you know. Certain things are turn-ons for me, Mr. Hammer.” She said.
“Like, locations of technology based laboratories?”
“Especially those!” She got close to him. “I want you to whisper it in my ear.” Hammer smiled.
“Well,” He whispered. “Their main lab…” He grabbed the zipper to her dress. “Is hidden in plain sight.”
“Where…” Eileen whispered.
“An island, in the ocean, just south of England. Big, yellow, and completely exposed…” Eileen immediately punched Hammer across the jaw and he fell to the floor.
“Get the shell off me you creep!” She shouted, pulling her dress up.
“Oh yeah,” She took her gun out of a strap on her leg and aimed it at him. “And you’re under arrest.”
“Who are you? And what happened to your accent?”
“Eileen Wuthrich, Agent of E.G.G. And in case you were wondering, I’m a mother shelling farm girl! Josh, I got the information.”
“Excellent!” Josh said. “I’ll pull the fire alarm and end this party.”
“You so owe me big time for this!” She said.
“So wait, this was all a setup?”
“Yeah.” She said. “Sorry.”
“Can we still, you know? Get jiggy with it?” Eileen, completely disgusted, punched him unconscious.
“Freak.” She said.
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Man, that was... awkward. Like, really awkward. But Eileen's cool under pressure, and apparently under Hammer... sorry. Anyways, it's no surprise she socked him as soon as she got the info, but what a trooper, huh! The mission comes first! And sorry Hammer, but you won't be getting jiggy today.
The mansion was empty. Hammer was being arrested. Quartermain was getting into a S.H.I.E.L.D flying car.
“Sure you don’t want a ride?” He asked.
“I’ve flown in enough of these things Clay,” she said. “Thanks though.”
“How about a little sendoff?” He asked. Acacia laughed.
“Oh what the shell.” She grabbed Quartermain’s shoulder and kissed him. “Goodnight Clay.”
“Yeeeeehaaaaaawwwww!” Quartermain happily screamed, as he flew off. The driver opened the limo door.
“This was awesome.” Maya said. “You do cool stuff like this all the time?”
“Baby, stick with me, and you’ll never have a dull moment on your life.” Josh and Maya kissed each other.
“Alright, let’s go.” Eileen said, getting into the limo. “I need to find a safe place to barf up Hammer’s crap.” Josh laughed.
“Come on.” He said, as he, Maya, and Acacia got into the limo. Josh knocked on the glass. “Grand Central please.” There was no response. He knocked again. “Yo? You hear me?” Suddenly, gas began to leak from the vents.
“Oh shell!” Acacia shouted.
“The doors!” Josh exclaimed.
“They won’t open!” Eileen replied.
“Josh, what’s happening?” Maya asked.
“Everybody just put your head down!” Josh ordered. But in vain. In seconds, they were all unconscious, and the limo drove off.
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Oh no! The gang's been captured! What terrors await them? Well, you'll find out tomorrow, so stay tuned! What an end to date night though, psh, bummer.
See you tomorrow!
Make sure you tune in tomorrow, October 16, to read the first part of the new E.G.G 4-part event: E.G.G v.s A.I.M! Leave all your questions so I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, October 22! The battle of the minds begins!
E.G.G v.s A.I.M Part 1! Josh, Acacia, and Eileen have been kidnapped... by A.I.M. Now, in a desperate struggle to escape, the three friends must use all of their knowledge, wit, and skills if they want to survive. With their backs against the wall there's no telling how they'll get away, let alone stop a sinister plot in the works! Don't miss all the action in E.G.G Episode 53: E.G.G v.s A.I.M Part 1- Captive!