Tesla returns for fun cave romp with some superbugs, later on SuperKate chews scenery in an unflattering outfit.
“Trail of Blood”
We begin this adventure with Will having an issue with Big Guy’s choice of salted cod for breakfast. He has gotten to be a naggy little wench lately. Now I want to have salted cod for breakfast to spite this. Big Guy hears something in the catacombs and they track down a neat little ultra-typewriter getting a distress signal from Tesla.
Nag, nag, nag. Will nagging that Tesla is not always honest. Nag, nag. Why couldn’t he stay dead?
Magnus, Henry and Will scamper off to the origin of the signal, leaving the Big Guy to catch up on his cheesy sci-fi show addiction. I should have spelled that out like the network but I’m going to pretend there is still subtlety in the world. Kate staggers into the room rambling about some junk and Big Guy tries to keep his cheesefest on the DL. Unfortunately Kate bugs him until he spills the beans and they plan to veg out and watch nonsense while everyone is gone. It is surprisingly cute. This may end up being the third episode where I don’t want Kate to die in a fire.
A news report pops up after they fall asleep, detailing the the death of a Father Jensen and we get a long awaited Big Guy flashback which reveals some of the tale of how he found the Sanctuary. Good stuff, but I could watch a whole show of Big Guy flashbacks so I may be biased. Also, I need to find a magical DVD player that automatically shuts off and sets the input back to TV because there have been far too many mornings of the title screen repeat in my life.
Back to Tesla search. Magnus and crew find a big cavern with pretty iron deposits and creepy vines hanging everywhere. They travel the cave until they find Tesla encased in the vines casually requesting assistance. He flirts with Magnus a little while Henry cuts him loose. They are then chased by the multipede brigade. If you remember Centipede/Millipede, it is like one of the bonus levels where the creatures just bum rush the player.
They get away and ask Tesla what is really going on, he tells them a bunch of crap because it is only 18 minutes into the episode and he likes screwing with people. Some more lovely chat time passes and they find an old Cabal lab which at some point had contained the source blood. Tesla and Henry have some great technobanter while events unfold, shame it was just Tesla toying with him.
Pardon me while I do a happy dance because Tesla didn’t have to be a stupid ball of plotonium and heavy foreshadowing this round.
Kate and Big Guy investigate the murder of his priest friend, first finding the suspect the police were after, then clearing his name and going after the cop who was leading the case.
Helen chides Tesla for not telling her what he was really doing in the caverns. They ponder the situation some and slowpoke Will of all people figures out that the source blood seeped into the ground and created the multipedes when the lab was destroyed. 3 geniuses in a room together and Will is the one to discover fire. Marinate on that.
Consensus is that it is best to finish the destruction of the lab and all the bugs. Tesla disagrees and says that he could synthesize a serum to recreate the source blood. This annoys me because it is was that easy he would have done that ages ago, arrogance or not, because he was trying to rebuild the vampire race with his still properly sourced up blood before.
But we cut back to Biggie and Kate, who are using the suspect as bait to draw out the cop. Cop shows up to kill the kid and Big Guy stops him. The cop says some cryptic stuff and then dramatic hoodie guy shows up to kill him with his secret powers.
Team ‘Splode the ‘Pedes exits the lab, with Tesla staying behind to draw the bugs back in for the boom. The bugs having a source blood fetish backfires with them instead going after Magnus. Tesla cuts open his hand to make his scent stronger and he seals himself up to survive the blast.
Big Guy goes back to the roof to brood and another priest shows up to talk to him. You know this is hoodie guy because the show can’t afford that many characters with lines, so you have to pretend to not notice. There is this really campy reveal at the end, it is funny and sad at the same time.
“Hero 2: Broken Arrow”
First let’s all take a moment and laugh at that episode title.
That is all the joy that you will get out of it.
This episode doesn’t really have a plot. It was an excuse to bring back the guy who played The Adjuster and to get Kate into a leather-ish outfit. I generally find Kate easy on the eyes but her walking around in the suit was NOT SEXY.
The outing is mostly a fairly attractive woman in a skin-tight suit beating people up, and there was only about 30 seconds that were interesting. So much meh. I had finally warmed up to Kate a little and now back to square one.