Episode description[edit | edit source]
Even though they're not quite sure what it is (or what they should do with it), the Chime continues to track down the mysterious Gnosis virus. Cass and Mako dive deeper into the Horizon Tactical Solutions R&D labs, Aria Joie runs into a fan, and AuDy enjoys the algorithmically handcrafted atmosphere of the most corporate coffeeshop franchise in the galaxy. But they're not the only ones on the case...
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Opening[edit | edit source]
For as long as Jacqui Green and Jillian Red can remember, they were a harmony. Back when they met on distant, cold Kalliope, they pulled the driving synth sound of neurotech dance beats over them like a blanket. On their first contract, they danced a clumsy, violent waltz through Fairchild headquarters.
But each misstep only drew them closer together in rhythm. Now, chasing their biggest score yet, they move to a beat only they can hear. One made of gunshots and bionic arms, hard cash, and the very sharpest of smiles.”
Plot[edit | edit source]
As Aria follows Beck up the stairs, he hears her. She pretends to be a lost fan looking for the bathroom, and he shows her there. Cass and Mako successfully sneak to the elevator down. AuDy is at the Constellation Café, monitoring the others.
Aria gets spotted by a fan in the bathroom, who takes a selfie with her, almost immediately blowing up Aria's social media feeds (and getting covered by the TV in the Constellation Café). Aria sneaks back up, but hears gunshots. There's a guy tied up, and Beck has been shot; the woman he spoke to earlier shot him and stole the Gnosis virus. Aria chases after her into the rafters and shoots at her to make her stop.
Cass and Mako reach the bottom floor, which is filled with moving server banks. Mako uses blueprints from charming his way into the building to find where to go. When he enters the mesh (shaped like statuary made of ice), he sees the Gnosis virus disappear, as though someone else got it first.
Aria and Jacqui Green have a flirtatious back and forth, in which Jacqui somehow knows Aria's callsign. Aria jumps over to her, but drops her gun onto the stage. As they start fighting, Jacqui triggers explosions using some weird goo. The people below start screaming, even as the music keeps playing.
On the Constellation Café screen, AuDy sees that there's been explosions at the concert.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Austin Walker
- Ali Acampora (Aria Joie)
- Keith J. Carberry (Mako Trig)
- Jack de Quidt (AuDy)
- Art Tebbel (Cassander Timaeus Berenice)