Episode 016: I’m Not Drunk Enough For This

The truck jacking didn’t go exactly according to plan. While the team did manage to acquire the case they were supposed to recover, as well as two other cases with unknown contents, they also took more lethal measures than they intended to take creating an orphan in the process. Hiding their tracks seemed like a good idea, but setting off an explosion in the back of the truck triggered something in Jean-Baptiste, resulting in another chase. While everyone did survive, they also got split up. The rest of the team made their way back to Someplace Nice to discuss what the frag just happened, while Jean-Baptiste kept his eye on the prize to get his car fixed up, completely ignoring the refrigerated cases. The camera now focuses on the front door of Someplace Nice as Jean-Baptiste enters.

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Episode 015: Bringing A Child Into This World Is An Act Of Cruelty

After successfully jacking the truck they were supposed to hit and unsuccessfully getting away from the scene of the crime without getting into a homicidal tussle with the rest of the team, Jean-Baptiste finds himself on his own. Surely nothing bad can happen to a lonely Cajun technomancer wandering around the streets of St. Louis looking for automotive repair supplies, can it? We now rejoin Jean-Baptiste in a car that has seen better days, having crashed into a brick wall and hitting a poor innocent woman, mother of two.

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Episode 014: Resting Angry Face

It’s still Friday, January 12th. Despite more or less successfully completing the run they were hired to do, tensions still got the best of the team. Mistakes were made, shots were fired, innocent bystanders were hit, and then backed over. You know, a standard day in the sixth world. They did manage to get the case they were supposed to retrieve as well as a couple of medical transport units. Catherine, Deuce, and Thumper are headed to Someplace Nice for a post-mortem, and some well-earned whiskey, milk, or … carrot juice? Jean-Baptiste is temporarily on his own, and on the run, in a car that’s seen better days. We now join Micah, who is doing her best to blend in with the crowd, undoubtedly feeling a bit dirty having to hang out with commoners.

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Episode 013: What Is All Of Your Malfunctions?

It’s Friday, January 12th, 2080. The day has finally arrived, and a Drakon International truck carrying some precious cargo was supposed to move across the city. The team had mapped out potential routes and set up a plan for stopping the truck with minimal collateral damage, but their carefully laid plans for hijacking the truck went completely off the rails when they realized it was an ancient throwback without any sort of matrix presence for Jean-Baptiste to hack. A few sniper rifle rounds later, and Catherine stopped both the truck and the driver’s heart while giving Peggy Pigtails a serious need for lifelong therapy. A quick search of the truck’s trailer found the briefcase they were looking for. They also found some refrigerated cases marked with biohazard signs, which is totally not ominous. We join most of the team as they flee the scene of the crime, with Deuce and Cat on a motorcycle, while Thumper holds on for dear life as Jean-Baptiste redlines the Americar. Micah, hands clean as always, sticks around to see what happens in the aftermath of the carnage.

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Episode 012: She’s Gonna Kill You Some Day, I’m Not Going To Stop It

Finally, the team has started to actually act on their plan. After arguing a bit about their so-called living arrangements, they did some recon on Drakon International’s trucking. Through no fault of Jean-Baptiste, they didn’t get into any broad-daylight street races and got some valuable intel about response times and the like. It’s Wednesday, January 10th, 2080, two days away from when they need to hijack a truck.

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Episode 011: It Is Not Always About Food With Me

The team took a bit of a break and started planning how they might be able to take the truck down with the least amount of damage, though what they wanted to keep safe varied greatly. It’s Tuesday, January 9th, and we join them in their ill-gotten apartments as they start to do some legwork for their upcoming heist.

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Episode 010: What An Awfully Specific Denial

After a successful search for new transportation, and despite Jean-Baptiste’s drug-fueled trouble with reality, the team has gotten back together in some bloody cheap apartments. With the bottom tier of Maslow’s Hierarchy taken care of for now, surely they’ll start working on finding a bit of safety and security in their lives.

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Episode 009: Have You Never Done Novacoke Before?

While waiting for the appointed time to hijack a truck for Slide, the team split up. Catherine and Micah went apartment shopping and found a cozy one bed, one bath place and through some … aggressive negotiations convinced the current owner he’d be happier sleeping in the shower while they used the remainder of the apartment. The rest of the team went uhh… let’s say car shopping and procured a single-owner late-model low-mileage Ford Americar with an attached mobility scooter. We now rejoin Thumper, Deuce, and suddenly and inexplicably coked-up Jean-Baptiste in their freshly stolen car as they head to the apartment.

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Episode 008: Of Course He’s Human, Micah Talked To Him

After meeting their fixer to get a job and having a cold and uncomfortable night’s sleep, the team headed to a local diner to discuss their situation. Over one of the last nice meals they can afford without getting some sort of income, the team realized they’ll need to procure the bare necessities now that they’re no longer corporate employees: four walls, a roof, and a car. We now join Micah and Catherine as they head back to the pleasant gentleman that Micah cozied up to the previous night.

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Episode 007: You Just Want To Cuddle

It’s the morning of January 8th, 2080. Down on their luck, broke, homeless, and without proper identification, the team made it to a fixer named Slide to ask the self-styled king for his help with procuring new SINs. He agreed to build decent identities for the two less traditional metahumans in the group in exchange for retrieving a case from a truck scheduled to make its deliveries on Friday. They’ve got a bit of time to kill before the truck job to try to figure out their next moves, and have headed back to the broken down condemned building Deuce calls home.

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