Synopsis: In ‘Full Metal Monk’ Clues from Khylen’s Red 17 transmission lead Dutch, D’Avin and Alvis to an old research facility on Arkyn while Johnny and Pawter try to rally outside support in the impending war for Westerly.
Review: There’s a lot happening in this episode as some of the threads sawn in earlier episodes begin to link together.
The episode begins with Dutch being forced to go her separate ways from Johnny due to the fact that he has not been completely honest about the work he has been doing with Pawter.
While Dutch, D’Avin and Alvis head to Arkyn to uncover the clues. We learn that the Dutch in D’Avin’s dream from earlier in the season is her evil double and further more is very, very old. While on Arkyn the three find an ancient monk who was tortured by Aneela Dutch’s evil double. They try to get as much information from him as possible, but he is kind of freaked out by the presence of Dutch and is not completely convinced that she is not the evil version that had tortured him.
In order to help keep the Monk calm. Alvin helps D’Avin use his connection to the green plasma to keep the manic monk calm so that they can learn as much as they can.
Meanwhile back on Westerly Johnny and Pawter are on a mission and begin to learn more about what the RAC and the authorities are up to. But unfortunately the RAC’s plans, which have been enacted by the manipulative Jelco who has contaminated Westerly’s food drops with a drug, which makes people very happy, but removes the fight or flight instinct.
Johnny and Pawter fall victim to this drug, which allows Jelco to pretty much frame them for the murder of a high profile diplomat, which is something even Pawter’s royal blood cannot save her from.
Having wrapped things up on Arkyn Dutch and D’Avin learn about what has been happening on Westerly and rush back.
This was a great episode, which ties up some of the story points that we have been getting teased with over the last few weeks. It is also very blatant set up for Dutch’s forthcoming confrontation with Khylen and perhaps even her double.
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