Listeners! In the fashion of the last few episodes, I’m using artwork that doesn’t necessarily match up with what happened in the chapters we covered in this episode…although this week’s artwork isn’t quite as far off time-wise as some others have been. I just couldn’t resist this fun illustration of the Chlorofiend, and of course we have to give the long-suffering Blue Beetle its due as well. That car puts up with a lot.
However, this episode is much less action-heavy than the previous ones; rather than getting into the thick of things, Harry takes some time to step back and ask questions and get [some] answers, and he also finds out that the scale of the conflict he has gotten involved with is so far beyond the scale of anything he’s dealt with so far that it’s almost laughable how much is resting on his shoulders.
Meanwhile, the White Council isn’t giving him any goddamn help. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that Morgan isn’t giving Harry any help, and since Morgan is acting essentially as the mouthpiece for the Council in this scene, it’s pretty much the same thing. So Harry has to turn to his “friend” Elaine, who RoShawn doesn’t trust one little bit, to bring him to see the Mothers of Winter and Summer, and hope to god that they have some advice or information that could help him.
I’m delighted that RoShawn said that this has become her favorite night of the week, and I hope you’re enjoying the show as much as we’re enjoying recording it!