What happens when the squabs come home to roost? Codex is about to find out…oh, and she ends up in bed with….oops! That was nearly a spoiler!
Really, you would think Codex would know better by now. She has a plan, it will tie up all the loose ends and it is deceptively simple. All she has to do is sit tight and then pass on the terrible news of her break up with Fawkes to the Guild. No wonder she looks so calm as she muses about manwhores, manparts and rakes. Cautionary tales, ftw.
At Pregamers Central, things aren’t looking so rosy. No one wants to touch the tees apart from a creepy guy with a creepy website who very likely wants to touch more than their tees…. And Vork has been meeting strangers in private all day away from the prying eyes of the ladies.
Targothian, targotian, targosian….? Vork is mystery, hear him trade. With Mrs Zaboo’s help he is trading up a storm ingame and the excitement between them is obvious. Nothing like some vigorous exchanging to get the blood surging! And there goes Vork again – smiling! It’s starting to freak me out a little now, I must say. And the sight of Vork and Avinashi (“..I will never remember that..”) smiling at each other, and – gulp – Avinashi feeding Vork gherkins while Zaboo looks on is unsettling in ways I don’t want to contemplate.
So instead let’s skip away with Zaboo to Guild chat where Tink, Clara and Codex are comforting each other. Codex has to learn filmmaking in…24 hours. Pffft, no problem.
Zaboo tells Codex how great it is that his mother has ceased to smother him or even acknowledge his existence, even the fact he has to get his own gherkins can’t dampen his spirits. He manages to grab one all himself – my, how he’s grown!
When he starts to talk about what Vork and his mum are up to he is quickly and efficiently duct-taped by Vork: “What happens in shed, stays in shed!” Clara isn’t concerned, though – they are already up to 300K. While Clara and Vork spar, Zaboo is sadly chewing on his gherkin behind the duct tape.
She explains: “Well, Tink and I have a secret weapon. Blake and Gabby, keep collecting cotton for auntie Tink. Kill the monsters!” This wipes the smile off Vork’s face. His hope of Vork-faced gargoyles is receding but Zaboo’s mum soothes him with kind words and a gentle pummeling. All is mellow until she mentions she cleaned out his kitchen and threw some food out. Oh noes! Vork on a rampage! To the dumpster!
Back at Pregamer Central, Tink has received an interesting text from Venom showing a picture of Fawkes’ date last night; someone in a panda suit…wait! What? Tink goes for the kill and sweetly asks Codex how her and Fawkes are getting on. When Codex spins a line about the mutual breakup and prosciutto omelettes Tink calls her out.
Codex is BUSTED and ‘fesses up: “Okay, fine Tink! You’re right. I was lying the whole time. I am a ho-diddy-ho-bag…” She flees from the office leaving Tink fairly satisfied and Zaboo…not happy. But that’s good because it means he is a good friend! Vork returns sans green beans and encourages Zaboo on his way to comfort Codex. He has sterner words for Zaboo’s mum, but…I would have thought he would have been more angry…
Back at Codex’ place, Zaboo is once again lying next to her on her bed, both fully clothed. The face packs and cucumber eye patches aren’t some sort of kinky game – this is strictly friendzone comforting, for which Codex is grateful. Codex’ remorse at lying to the Guild, and for going out with Fawkes in the first place, is in overdrive. Zaboo isn’t surprised she went out with him, though, because he knows Fawkes has great equipment. Good job Codex quickly realizes he means character equipment otherwise it could have been awkward.
Not to worry, though, because the awkward factor is just about to go into overdrive. Codex has to get back to Cheesybeards for the filming of the commercial. But Zaboo, not content with merely offering his man-shoulders to cry on had thoughtfully called Fawkes, too. So when he mistakenly imagines Codex still has feelings for Fawkes he jumps up and opens the door to reveal – Fawkes! Holding a bunch of flowers!
Codex is gobsmacked and struggles to know who to be angrier with: Zaboo for being so over-the-top annoyingly helpful or Fawkes for playing along. Zaboo just wanted to speed her through the mopey stage while Fawkes “…wanted to see how this scene played out.”
When he sees the ‘Team Cawkes’ picture by her bed, Fawkes asks whether she really is over him. In reply Codex kicks both him and Zaboo out, and Zaboo falls into Fawkes’ arms. They are both panting in the corridor, thrown together in the heat of passion, Zaboo’s hand gently resting on Fawkes’ chest…and then Codex opens the door to throw out the picture, too. Sizzle’d.
Season 4 is rattling along and with only four episodes left so much is up in the air! The Guild Halls, the Cheesybeard commercial, Vork and Mrs Zaboo, Fawkes and Codex, Codex’ job, her sanity…
There is speculation going on about other possibilities, too – check out the discussions on WatchTheGuild forums and Alan’s blog. The person in a panda suit as Fawkes’ date is a creepy yet funny idea. As Alan D
mentions in his musings on Season 8, panda suits have a long history with Felicia and producer Kim Evey (panda fur was also mentioned in the NervousCircus video ‘WGA vs. AMPTP’ starring several Whedons, but you probably don’t want to know about that). Will we ever see that person? I have no idea, but I do know that I don’t want to know any more about Fawkes’ date with them. Furries. ‘Nuff said.
Once again Vork gets a crop of hilarious lines, but then again, so does everyone.
Tink getting Gabby to say: “Boys are stupid.” was very funny. Ooh – she is so bitter!
Clara’s: “Codex- you’re so wiley! Like that coyote, whatshisname…”
Codex’: “Stop trolling me in real life!”
Avinashi’s: “Do not resist, Mr Vork. You are deserving of pampering.”
Zaboo’s : “…Man – she always feeds me when I dolphinise!” cracked me up….there were too many great lines to choose from.
Zaboo thinks that Vork and his mum will never hook up. Much as I’d love him to be right I can’t help having the sneaky suspicion that something is going to happen. I mean – we’ve not had a Vork shower scene for a while…
And what is “tregothian”? I’ve googled it (and multiple spellings) three ways to Sunday and found nothing. Ms Day may have foiled me on this one. Maybe it’s one of those things like Gary Larson’s ‘Cow Tools’, or maybe it will all become clear.
Codex made up prosciutto omelettes as the final meal her and Fawkes had, which comes from her dreamy imaginings of what her and Fawkes might eat before she woke up to the fact that Fawkes is a dick that should be punched in the sporran. I don’t think she is over him. Or that she ever really liked him. Wow, it’s complicated all right.
WorldofHiglet is the online persona of writer Mary R. Higgins, a born-again geek reclaiming her heritage bit by bit. A youth filled with sci-fi, horror and adventure in TV, films, computer games and books was crushed by years of office grind. Buffy brought her back into the fold after years of denial. Discovering Firefly sealed the deal. Now she geeks fulltime on her blog ‘the last geek bus home’ . Her first novel ‘Turning left at Albuquerque” is complete and she has just launched HigletFilms.com, a new webvideo entertainment site serving new, original videos every Monday.