• In an alternate timeline where alien refugees have made Puget Sound their home, an ex-cop turned private security operative is haunted by the ghost of her dead daughter.

  • A dishonest grieving mother becomes a dishonest surrogate mother, but has to become an honest surrogate mother to be an honest grieving mother.

  • FIRST HALF

    JOCELYN’S DAUGHTER IS DEAD

  • SECOND HALF

    HER DAUGHTER IS ALIVE

  • DISHONEST GRIEVING MOTHER

  • DISHONEST SURROGATE MOTHER

  • HONEST SURROGATE MOTHER

  • HONEST GRIEVING MOTHER

  • SEQUENCE A

  • SEQUENCE B

  • SEQUENCE C

  • SEQUENCE D

  • SEQUENCE E

  • SEQUENCE F

  • SEQUENCE G

  • SEQUENCE H

  • you’re in a zone of comfort

    you’re a dishonest grieving mother; an ex-cop working as a private security operative. your job is to be the muscle, a wall of defense.

  • but you want something

    but when a terrorist attack endangers a teenage girl with psychic abilities, your instincts take over and you pull her out of the situation — at the cost of your job and your own personal safety.

    now you have to get your job back and get rid of this obnoxious girl whom you never should have taken in to begin with.

  • so you enter an unfamiliar situation

    so you take this girl to a place where she can find the answers she’s looking for.

  • adapt to it

    but things don’t go the way you expect because an evil research corporation is after her. you discover that the research corp. has an unauthorized ECCO of your dead daughter.

  • get what you want

    so you let the girl help you get access to the system and find your daughter.

  • pay a heavy price

    but as a result, you have to choose between saving one or the other — you don’t get to have both.

  • and return home

    so you save the living girl, and leave the ECCO behind.

  • having changed

    but now things will never be the same.

  • Teaser - a Moral Cliffhanger

    Death is no longer the end.

    The episode begins with a death.

  • We meet Jocelyn present day. She’s tryin’ to get ahead but really just barely staying afloat.

    Cormoran Strike.

  • We meet Madison Embry — a runaway girl with psychic abilities. She’s on a train heading to Freak Mecca, i.e. Puget Sound. She’s doing what it takes to survive.

  • She gets to the Sound via train and is being sweet-talked by a Centaur “boy.” A transgenic half-centaur, half-human adaptive mutant.

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