the_tick_rules wrote:Not the best cliff hanger, we know she won't be erased.
True but the lingering question is "why not?"
Its not about the destination, but the journey.
Really we know form the start that Faq turns out fine, but never could we have expected half of the twists and turns it would take to get there.
Exactly. Whether or not Jillian will be erased isn't the only thing that makes this part of the story interesting, by any means. And we may not know everything we think we know. Maybe she WILL be disbanded temporarily, but able to return somehow without croaking for good. Things may not be as cut and dry as we expect.
Just knowing that Banhammer TRIED to disband Jillian is interesting. Also, even though readers have heard about disbanding, they've never seen it attempted before. Which could give a lot of insight into how it works/doesn't work, or why it would work/not work.
Also, we're learning more about Charlie's history and nature, and relationship with Olive, which I'm enjoying.
And the fact that we know Jillian won't be disbanded is also intriguing. Why not (as previously asked)? What makes her so special and different? How could that affect the story later on?
Finally, what happens to Faq and Haffaton when Olive is croaked? That may not be as clean and simple as we expect either.
Lots of good stuff here.