Secret Identity Theft - August 16|
Last time, the team was split into
pairs as they met Dr. Dark for the first time. Unfortunately,
the action resulted in two heroes, Mr. Mitzvah and Ms.
Limelight, becoming zeroes. Now only six remain in the quest for
... and we pick up as we left off,
with the lair in shambles. Defuser thinks that Dr. Dark had
something to do with it, while Hygena... can only think about
cleaning up the mess he made. Defuser gives an explicit order to
her and the rest of the heroes not to touch or mess with
But that's not all they have to
worry about. Also missing: "the pencil Stan Lee began his career
with". With that, the team starts checking their personal
belongings, something that brings Whip-Snap to tears, saying
that she can't do this anymore. She doesn't give trust easily,
and this incident has forced her to come to grips with the harsh
reality that this new family of heroes is temporary. "I'm not a
quitter. I'm just tired."
The next morning. Stan comes with
more disturbing news: also in the safe was a $50,000 check from
eSurance for the Friends of the Urban Forest Project. The
assignment: Universal Citywalk. Stan (and apparently Erin
Esurance) got a tip that the stolen money is there somewhere.
Instructions to follow.
They get word from Erin Esurance
that there is a henchman working for Dr. Dark somewhere in the
city. He's carrying the money and the items stolen from the
lair. He's about to hand off, and we need to intercept, but we
can't do it in our hero clothes, so we have to find THREE
articles of clothing, shirt, shoes, and pants, from three
The handoff is set for 3p. It's now
2:45. That gives us 15 minutes! BEGIN THE ACTION!
Line of the night from Hygena: "Do
any of you have an extra set of pants or an extra set of shoes?
Preferably size 8."
Seems like a pair of pants is really
hard to come by. But the Defuser has a bigger problem. Her child
is lost! Defuser would rather make a wrong decision that felt
right than finish the task. Good on her.
Strike gets a set of pants from
doing three backflips... and a scissor kick. Whip-Snap also gets
a complete disguise. Defuser is next. One by one, the heroes
find a disguise AND are approached by the mother.
But uh-oh. Basura may have marked
herself when she declined to help the mother look for her child.
But oh well. It's... uh... morphing time?
Now to find the courier. The tip-off
phrase: "I need ears, can I have yours?" It takes Hygena a while
because she a) couldn't wear another person's clothing, and b)
needed to have her costume neatly put away.
Parthenon finds the scumbag as he
was heading to Hot Topic. "I need ears, can I have yours?"
"Sure." Mission complete! Good job.
But unfortunately, they can't find
Stan sends the heroes to 7711 Main
Street. A comic book store... and in it, the potential covers
for Who Wants to Be a Superhero? #2. Then they meet Mike
Richardson, the president of Dark Horse Comics.
Meanwhile, the heroes return to the
lair and talk about the mission, when Stan interrupts again.
Parthenon is rewarded for his heroism... a phone call home. AND
the choice of a fellow hero to make another call home. But who
will he choose? Everyone mentions family, but Whip-Snap would
gladly give her opportunity away to another hero.
Parthenon chooses... Hygena.
Parthenon calls Derek, his partner. Hygena calls Mark, her
Meanwhile, Defuser says that Basura
hasn't been radiating confidence. What can he improve upon? How
about ordering around stuff?
1) Defuser is quick to seize
2) Whip-Snap is open about many thing, but someone still feels
there is something missing. That from... Defuser.
3) Hyper-Strike has yet to come out of his shell. Again... from
Oh, and that movie that Feedback was
in? Next Saturday. "Mega-Snake," they call it.
It's time for another elimination.
He brings up the mission from earlier and the side mission.
Parthenon recovered the stolen items. BUT he told complete
strangers that evil villains ransacked the lair. What happens in
the lair stays there. Hygena's superpower betrayed her. Basura
needs to be more assertive, but she wavered in finding the
child. Whip-Snap gave up an opportunity to call home, BUT she
had an emotional breakdown. She can't stop the flow of her
tears, because that would stop the beat of her heart. Defuser is
commended on being honest of his observations, but his
leadership bordered on bossy.
Coming forward and in danger of
elimination: Basura... Defuser... and Hygena.
Basura is sharing her heart and her
soul. She thinks she can be one of the best heroes she or Stan
ever saw. Defuser spent his life emulating heroes and admits to
taking charge when it is not warranted. Hygena is growing every
Leaving tonight... is Basura. At
this point, there is no easy decision, but a superhero needs to
be assertive. "Maybe I'm not cut out to be his hero, but I'm
still a hero in his eyes."
Somewhere in the city meanwhile,
Dr. Dark has extracted Stan's own DNA from his pencil! Whatever
will happen next?!
To be continued...