- Tucker: What? Dude you got all of the AI guys in there? Sweet!
- Church: Yeah I guess. There's me, Theta, Delta, Eta, Iota, Omega, and Sigma.
- Tucker: Wait, you don't have Tex?
- Church: Who?
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epsilon specifically picks the one that gives 3 kos, not kills. there’s an option for her to kill all three soldiers and he doesn’t go for it — i presume because he knows that this is what carolina would prefer.
there is a wealth of insight we can get from that and i hope it’s touched on in the future.
The worst fucking part of that was Wash’s complete lack of reaction.
Paranoid ex special ops guy who’s used to being betrayed on a weekly basis, am I right?
First things first, I really need to get this off my chest;
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! CAROLINA!!! CHURCH!!!! I’VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH YOU ASSHOLES!!! NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN!!!!!
Okay, onto some legitimate thoughts and theories.
Alright so, Felix and Locust are working together? I’d theorized before that they were both ex-freelancers, much like Washington, and that the war on Corus was some kind of simulation trooper scenario being carried out by Carolina for some unknown training or ‘bigger-picture’ purpose.
That theory, clearly, doesn’t entirely fit anymore.
I do still believe that Felix and Locust are ex-freelancers. Locust put too much of a stress on Wash “not remembering” and alluding to some kind of shared history between them, and since Felix and Locust have been partners for so long it’s only sensible to assume that Wash and Felix share a similar history or familiarity. Maybe they went through training together? Maybe they were pitted against each other in whatever selection process was involved in creating the leaderboard through which the Director chose his personal team. There are a lot of states, a lot of agents we never met. Agents who didn’t make the cut, and given the competitive and violent nature of their professional relationships wouldn’t a degree of anger make sense? I mean, we all remember how South reacted to getting knocked off the leaderboard, or how about Carolinas reaction to losing the top spot to Texas? imagine an agent just as skilled who didn’t make the final cut at all.
How badly, do you think, that agent would want to take out a soldier who did? To prove that they’re better? That they deserve to have everything that soldier had and more? Locust may be all about doing the job, but Felix is all ego and if he is ex-freelancer that would explain him targeting Wash specifically and not Tucker, a soldier he’d spent a lot more time with and lied a great deal more to.
Earlier in the season we clearly see Locust talking to and taking orders from Carolina, I jumped the gun on that one, assuming she was the one calling the shots and propagating the war. I forgot her special ability was impersonation. Clearly during that earlier conversation, like her subordinate position to Locust tonight, she was filling a role, pretending to be something she wasn’t.
We know freelancer armour is special, we know that only the top agents were given that special armour with all its abilities, and then later the AI’s to operate them. When Carolina and Church initially took off it was to track down “some low level thugs with some high level armour and equipment leftover from Project Freelancer” (or something to that effect) and the show made a point tonight of reminding us that Felix asked Wash about whether or not there was an AI with them or any high tech armour immediately after he’d gained their trust.
Clearly these guys are scavengers looking to acquire, not just high tech items, but Project Freelancer tech specifically. They want the special abilities granted by the armour and the AI’s. There’s only one AI left, of course, and I imagine he’s a high ticket item indeed.
Does this mission sound familiar to anyone else?
You know, we never actually saw Maine’s body…
What do we know for sure? That he fell off a cliff into frigid water? So? So did Carolina, without her helmet, and she’s still kicking (literally). Think of all the extreme wounds and damage that’d been done to him in the past that he managed to walk away from. Do we really think he’s dead? Sigma was the embodiment of ambition, even after Epsilon was removed from Wash, Wash still had his memories. If Maine is alive it stands to reason he’d still have Sigma’s drive to obtain, and his own addiction (dependency?) to freelancer technology, including any remaining AI’s.
I think with the gang back together and the Federal Army more or less disintegrated, the others are going to wind up (with any other survivors – like the general maybe?) back at the Rebel base. The Federal General and Kimball will unite against this new and common enemy and our favourite band of misfits will infiltrate the headquarters of this new threat and deal with whoever the Big Bad turns out to be while the remaining army launches a counter offensive and distraction.
These are my immediate thoughts. Now I need to go watch it again a few times and bask in the delight of Tucker and Church’s reunion.