George's (Dane's) guitar is missing. His first instinct is to burn everything. His second instinct is to blame whoever is nearby: Scott. The mystical powers of Condor are best used on locating lost items like keys and forgotten homework. Turns out the guitar is on the roof, in Emma's hands.
Oh, and there's another coffee can. Oh great. Not again.
Ah, teenage angst and drama. I love to watch but don't miss any of it at all. George and Emma are going to have to work things out eventually.
Taking the guitar back to the room with the coffee cans. No matter how much you want to avoid it, you are going to have to do this plot over again. Erasing its memory has only made it start back at the beginning again.
What about all the stolen jewelry? Bury it in the back yard and frame Frieda? That's not a crazy idea. CSI is clearly the bleeding edge of modern criminal investigation.
Then there's V's base; that nasty, dangerous axe from hell. Don't fuck with it. Ever.
Emma seems to be surprisingly ok with Daisy and Donna, despite the history between her and the gosip girls. Well, when Julie comes back, we will see how long this peace lasts.
Poor Emma, shown the coffee can and the note from it along with the old one. Its all identical. She will have to find a different way to out fox the APE this time.
I also have to wonder, since it is apparently redoing everything it did last time perfectly, did the robot knock over the same jewelry store again?
Oh Scott, so easily bullied by women into things. A makeover is one of them. He makes a wonderful little girl.
Looks like the comotion downstairs is the cops, again. They have two people with them, draped in raincoats (I believe that the police actually use disposable plastic ponchos). Its Manny and Nele, returned from their ordeal. Oh, and Manny has changed some. He feel like V's guitar to George's new and improved powers. No way that could possibly be a problem ever. Nope.
Oh wait, shit. The stolen stuff. The cops. This is not a good combination. Better hide it. Fast. Probably should get all that makeup and curlers off too. I don't think there is anything more embarassing than being caught in your underwear by the cops. Especially while you are trying to hide evidence.
At least Manny is back. That could be something of a semblance of normality.
Hiding the evidence in Jingle and Ty's room, in a spare matress. Its a great group bonding experience. A good friend will bail you out of jail, a great friend will help you hide the body.
Shit don't scare Scott anymore. Manny is still understandably wired. Nele hovering in the room waiting for people can be a little bit of a surprise.
Now here's a problem. Nele can't remember his roommate. Neither can Scott. There is no sign of him. Looks like nobody has been in this room for a while. Does anybody remember August? Where has he gone? Oh dear, oh dear.
Manny loves uncle V's base. It feels comforting to him, like home. It has everything to do with its origin. Its an ancient weapon forged in the depths of a dark place. That does not bode well for Manny at all.
George out at the park, trying to be a 14 year old badass. Things have changed in the city. More lights and higher levels of security. That will make things harder to sneak around and hide your monsters. Or teleporting to the secret underground base Butch is holed up in.
Its a cold war era bunker of somekind, likely a nuclear shelter for the city. Or people who can afford to pay to get into a hideout in the event of a nuclear incident.
George is formulating his plan for betrayal, the little shit. He needs something effective for knocking people out. Butch can provide through Newt. It wont be all that hard. Butch is smart though. He's studying Mayan mythology. Working out how to deal with something like Condor, figuring out the other God-Birds and assorted entities. He's a clever one that Butch.
Some motivation behind Butch here. He doesn't like drugs and what they do to communities. He used to fight drug dealers and related gangs when he ran with gangs in Troy. He really does think he is doing the right thing.
Teleporting back to the park, something - or someone - is keeping an eye on George and his coming and going. Maybe they are just watching the park for strange happenings? How interesting.
Why do we like Emma again? She's nice, kind of pretty. She's the only girl we know...
Back at home, Jingles has perfected her can-phone. Scott has a heart-to-heart with Jingles through their new phone over their new found common bond of having died. We even manage to find out more about Jingles. Jingles admits that she has been around a while but seems to lack any memories of things longer than a decade ago. No memories of her past, family, anything before the Good Doctor. I wonder if that is because she is an animated corpse and can't really develop a really long term memory?
And now I am more curious about Jingles and her origin. Are there plot hooks here, waiting to be jumped upon? I do hope so.
George catches up with Manny. He doesn't blame Manny for anything he did. They want to forgive him, make excuses for his behaviour, but Manny knew it was coming. Sure, everyone of their group is risky and dangerous, that really doesn't excuse it. He needs to eventually forgive himself.
Kicking the crap out of Newt would also make him feel better.
Things have changed while he was in a coma. The group had adventures while Manny was just lying around like a lazy shit. Hey, laying in bed is hard, man.
Manny had some messed up dreams while he was out. One of them might be a memory, of being held in someone's arms while they run. That's interesting.
And now they have a coffee can phone line to Jingles' room. Snark and taunts available 24/7.
A few days later, Monday, after school, George enacts his plan. You little fuck. Of all the goddamn things you could have picked to draw Emma out, you had
to pick that. That is the biggest bastard move you could ever do. I scared my fiance cussing out George here.
Emma falls for the ruse so easily. I think she still is more than hung up on her ex. Scott realises she is missing, and ends up talking to Daisy about it. He should know better than to discuss anything with the gossip girls. Emma prettied herself up and ran out the door, barely saying a word to anyone, even lying to Mrs Frieda about where she was going on the way out the door. And George went out without a word... No. Poor Scott, you can deny things as much as you want, it wont stop them being true.
In enacting George's plan, we get a look into the place Condor goes when he travels between worlds. Oh great. This place looks familiar. So does Emma's ass. Focus George.
"She stops fussing." Jesus, that is the worst description. This is supposed to be a deplorable act, but I am laughing my ass off at that statement.
Butch's plan, its brilliant. At first, upon having the guys in multicoloured clothes waiting there, I thought that Butch had managed to bring that group into his growing army. I figured Butch might have someone do some brainwashing to Emma, or have a previously unknown ally be able to nutralize her abilities, or at worst, keep her drugged and locked up forever. But this idea of his is so much better.
The technocoloured dream gang guys were Butch's enemies; I think we worked that out before. Emma's abilities are pretty powerful. By making her think they grabbed her and tortured her and her friends, to make her turn on them, he can neutralize them as a threat. By making Emma think he and George rescued her (assuming she was even coherant enough to realise it at the time), cements him as an ally here. That is damn crafty.
George's motivation for even agreeing to this in the first place was likely that if he rescued her from Butch, she would love him again. Fortunately things seem to have worked out in a different way that keep Butch from being hurt by George. Maybe Butch understands George a little too well.
As for the interrogation itself, damn that was some creepy shit, especially coming from Matt (sweet, soft toned, pleasant Matt. Wait, now I'm being creepy). I'm of the same thought as others who have posted here. Emma didn't fight back because she was confronted with her biggest fear. She was already in less than a great frame of mind when she got grabbed, and now she is stuck reliving getting knifed in the face by her father (again: see the fight with Odyn in hell). There was no way she was going to even be able to consider fighting back.
George flaming the hell out of the guy was well deserved. I get the feeling he should have done it when they initially confronted him. Butch told him not to, and he followed orders. I'm not sure why he did. He made a point to go back and do it. Is he trying to show he is a willing follower, get in with Butch's good graces and find out what his end game is, or is he actually becoming a willing follower? The latter is probably the more worriesome.
Everyone else is busy tracking down the false leads in their search for Emma. Scott discovers the link to David that brought her out here. Not a great thing to discover.
Damn it, Nele. That collar is for emergency situations only. Why are you using it now? Did you slap every emergency communication button you were given when working as a cherub? Did they have to entrust Nell with them all the time because you were too trigger happy with them? Stop summoning the evac, we're still in HQ.
I am not surprised Mann is annoyed with them. They are supposed to try and solve things on their own.
I... WHAT is all over Scott's neck and shoulders? Oh my.
Even with Mann's help, they might still spend a while trying to hunt down George and Emma.