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Episode Recap: Pretty Noose
In San Francisco, Vanessa, Scarlett and Axel find and battle against the Second Elder's forces. In Denver, Flesh, Doc, Julius and Jolene rejoin American civilization as best they can.
This week, Vanessa, Scarlett, and Axel are off to see the wizard, only instead of a
wizard it’s the super powerful evil B'ah, and instead of Oz it’s post-apocalyptic San
Francisco. The gang arrives in the brand new city with exactly the same luck that
has followed them throughout Seattle, which is to say they immediately run into the
men with guns. Thankfully, these guys are military and while they’re plenty trigger
happy, they’ve also heard whispers about someone like Vanessa, and are willing to
hear them out after she heals some bullet wounds.
Axel decides his skills are best used helping their new solider friends to find the rest
of their unit who have gone missing while Vanessa and Scarlett go about their whole
birthright thing and hunt down the B'ah. Things don’t really go well for either group,
though, as is to be expected. Axel and the soldiers find the missing men, but they
accidentally stumble directly into the B'ah’s lair and find themselves in way over their
Meanwhile, Vanessa and Scarlett quickly have a run in with the B'ah’s many ninja
flipping minions, and while they put up a good fight and manage to run them off, it’s
not without casualties. Scarlett gets stabbed with the always enjoyable poison and
Vanessa ends up hunting the B'ah mostly on her own in an effort to save her sister’s
life. Thankfully, she gets a little help from a band of local survivors, but they’re not
going to be a great deal of help in a fight against an Elder.
How this all shakes out, though, will have to wait for next week.
On the other side of things, and a couple states away, we finally get a chance to
check in on the rest of the group. After being sent away to Denver by Vanessa at the
start of the season, Doc, Julius, Flesh, and Jolene have finally managed to gain entry
into the safe zone. Julius and Flesh are paired off in the same living quarters, and
while Julius is trying to make the best out of everything, getting a job at an area bar
and everything, Flesh isn’t too happy with his lot in life. Oh, and he goes by Phil now.
Doc and Jolene also get paired off and made to share a room, which comes with its
own set of awkward moments, thanks to the lingering feelings between the two of
them, but they make it work. They both get jobs at the town hospital, which gives
Doc access to a lab to start testing the blood Vanessa gave her. Jolene ends up working with someone who recognizes her from Seattle and you know that is going
to come back to bite her soon.
Eventually, Jolene and Doc have a heart to heart about their feelings, and Doc
confesses that she has never been with another person sexually, which is why those
feelings freak her out. Jolene agrees to take it slow and their burgeoning
relationship is the one very bright spot in an otherwise bleak apocalypse.