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Hands down, this was my favorite episode. It was raw, emotive, and terrifying. Not because anything awful happened but because we've had three episodes go by where no one has died and we are four from the end. Everything is looking too good to last.
"What's scarier than a zombie?" Holden asked.
Loki stopped and gave Holden a sober look."People."
I love that this episode is titled after music referenced within the episode. We're Dead in this Ghost Town is a Shiny Toy Guns song and is a perfect compliment to the episode. Now I want a ReMade soundtrack; one song for each episode.
This episode mirrors the moments prior to Loki's ReMade encounter and his exploration of the ghost city. He's brought Holden along for the adventure, which has the makings of a disaster but actually bonds the pair together. I'd ship these two if I didn't know better.
Holden trailed behind Loki. “This city reminds me of some of the levels. Reminds me of pretty much every post-apocalyptic movie and video game I’ve seen.”
By now, we know there's something not right about this world. Is this someone's screwed up vision of the world? Have our ReMades dropped into their own version of purgatory? Either way, they're now not only facing killer bunnies, killer machines, unicorns...But dragons. Yep, dragons. I was feeling major Bioshock vibes this episode.
Everyone had something to contribute and was playing the role they were suited to.
I've been saying all along that this rag-tag team of people seems too perfect to be coincidence. Now I'm wondering even more why no one is exploring why Umta stays so quiet when they're speculating about the world.
He imagined that when he died, he would respawn safely at home as if none of this had happened. If only real life let you create save points so you could go back to your previous game and try again with the benefit of added experience.
We knew previously that Loki faced cyber-bullying and that had lead to his eventual death by suicide. In this episode, we get even more backstory that adds to the depth of his character and the tragedy that lead to his death. I just want to hug him. I'm so glad he has a second chance.
Is anyone else reading/listening to ReMade? I hope so, because it's my favorite new adventure this fall!
by E.C. Myers
Published: November 23rd 2016
Publisher: Serial Box
You live. You love. You Die. Now RUN. ReMade is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that will take readers past the boundaries of time, space, and even death.
This is the 11th episode of ReMade, a 15-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by E.C. Myers.
In hopes of finding civilization, people, answers, the group journeys to the city whose lights they’ve been able to see from miles away. But group dynamics can be just as hard to navigate as a new city – especially when death and dragons are involved.
ReMade Season One: In one moment the lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it’s not just because they all happen to die. “ReMade” in a world they barely recognize – one with robots, space elevators, and unchecked jungle – they must work together to survive. They came from different places, backgrounds, and families, and now they might be the last people on earth. Lost meets The Maze Runner in this exciting serial adventure.