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Countdown to Ep 5: "The City That Dares Not Sleep"

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Whoa is it time for one of these already? Probably not, but here it is anyway.

So yeah, July's pretty close to done so it's time for the Final Count..down... thread. Hm. I didn't expect to go there at all. My apologies.

I'm Jake, and as many of you guys know from elsewhere on the forums, I wear quite a few hats around the TTG offices. The last few months, I have been fortunate enough to wear the hat of "director" for the final chapter of The Devil's Playhouse, "The City That Dares Not Sleep.".

I'll be hanging around this thread for between now and release, answering questions and dropping amazingly obscure, indecipherable, impenetrable, mind-rending hints about the final episode. Which you guys will surely figure out within like ten minutes, causing me to freak out thinking I've unwittingly spoiled the season finale for you. Fortunately, you'll then inevitably second guess yourselves and get it all horribly wrong a few days after that.

The episode was written and designed by Chuck Jordan (writer/designer/director of The Penal Zone, and lord overseer of the whole season), who is enjoying his new exotic life outside the office (which means he's probably at home on his couch playing Limbo on XBLA), but hopefully he can be coaxed into stopping by as well to help field things, too.

So yeah, the questions, the speculating: Fire away!

Uhhh, uhhh, bullet points.... Stemmle had all those cool bullet points. Dammit. Bullets.

I am less prepared than Mike "Master of the Countdown Thread" Stemmle, if you didn't notice. My bullet points, however, far outclass those of any prior thread. Feast:

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[*]It's the last episode of the season.
[*]It features some very nice decorative clocks and lamps which I think you'll enjoy.
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What more do you need to know?

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  • @jeeno0142 said: More on topic, it seems all the major questions have been asked. (Like is Sal alive?)

    But I have question anyway. Are we going to see more of this smile from Sam in 305. I hope so. It's beyond cute, and I want to see more of it.

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    I just loved how his face lit up after someone knelt or saluted Lord Sammun-Mak!

    awwww he's soo cute. Can i keep him?

  • Space does seem to be a recurring theme this season:
    -We saw it behind the narrator
    -First thing we ever saw in the series
    -Skunkape came from it
    -Bluster Blaster's future vision...
    -Background to various pages and logo

    Bluster Blaster's the most important of those. If we can figure out the meaning behind that future vision, it will probably reveal the link to space in the next episode.

  • @Cheri said: I'm thinking he was lying about the whole world thing. He'd use Skunk-ka'pe's technology to find all the toys, then he'd get them to the Toybox, and send it back to Junior. He was planning to double-cross Skunk-ka'pe, but of course, it didn't work out.

    Yog-Soggoth wouldn't have wanted him to do that. He'd have destroyed the Toybox, under Y-S's order.

  • If we get a song, I want sing along subtitles during it. Preferably with some cool visual effect to indicate progress. Maybe a jumping, flaming, Max head?

  • Please can we have some kind of teaser art or vague update, Jake? It's been ages since we've heard anything...

  • @jeeno0142 said: (Like is Sal alive?)

    actualy it was in a way confirmed he was alive. Yet we like saying hes dead to the people who didnt preorder(but they dont believe us:().

  • @tbm1986 said: Yog-Soggoth wouldn't have wanted him to do that. He'd have destroyed the Toybox, under Y-S's order.

    Oh yeah, right. Shows how much my memory serves me @__@

  • I want a musical number apart from the ending credits! But also one in the ending credits! Or else!

  • @lombre said: So, I noticed a bit of an inconsistency with Papierwaite between Episodes 3 & 4. In TSMB, he says to Skun-ka'pe as they form their truce, "You get the galaxy, I get the world?" Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Papierwaite and Norrington were trying to save the world from Junior, not conquer it.

    So my question is this: Should we be looking forward to some interesting twist involving Papierwaite's motives in the finale, or was this just a slight mishap that I'm overestimating?

    I think it was a pretty obvious lie.

    Paiperwaite and Norrington wanted all the toys in the toy box in order to destroy it and stop Junior.
    Skunk'ape wants the toys to do evil things.

    Why fight over it when its half empty when you can lie to create an alliance that means you get to be near the toy box and trusted with it and also have a space ape and his goons to further help protect it? Then once its full destory it before skunk'ape can stop you.

  • @Emo Hoe said: I think it was a pretty obvious lie.

    Paiperwaite and Norrington wanted all the toys in the toy box in order to destroy it and stop Junior.
    Skunk'ape wants the toys to do evil things.

    Why fight over it when its half empty when you can lie to create an alliance that means you get to be near the toy box and trusted with it and also have a space ape and his goons to further help protect it? Then once its full destory it before skunk'ape can stop you.

    I think Paiperwaite is a shifty character, I don't know whether he is good or bad.

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