The gang drops off Mr. Berkman and Dr. Park at the Roller Rink. Mr. B decides to stay to help calm Dr. Park’s nerves. He calls and asks Carl to make sure the building is locked up. Margot, Brother Amos, and Carl head back to the High School after dropping everyone else off to make sure they locked up. They run into a teenage girl who also seems to be checking out the High School…She has been following the Reddit thread and recognized the roof in the Facebook live video. She seems interested in the roof of the High Schoo and shares that her dad disappeared from the roof of the H.S. a few weeks ago. She’s been staying with her grandma, who thinks her dad just skipped town, but she thinks otherwise. The videos of bright lights, monsters, and portals have given her hope that her dad is still alive…somewhere. Carl confirms her suspicions and outs Mr. Berman as someone “from another world” who is hunting down a shapeshifter and Margot shares what she knows about Dr. Park’s portal research, but she’s not sure if they all go to the same place. Jo shares she doesn’t care where they go, she just wants to find her dad. Carl is impressed by her pluck at tosses her the wavy knife he took from a dead ratling. Jo makes a pretty good show of flipping it right into her leather jacket.
They talk for a while until Carl realizes that he’d rather not get caught talking to a teenager after midnight near the High School. They agree to meet up at the Library the next day after the gang heals-up at the free clinic.
After Jo shows up to the library (late), Brother Amos, Carl, and Margot fill in the dots and share what they know so far. Jo thinks the CopyCat Carnival mixed with a Doppelganger shape-shifter is sure to make some crazy shenanigans. They discuss plans to have someone dress up like the mayor and have someone else kidnap the Mayor, marking the mayor’s clothes, and other trap ideas. Carl explains the map and shares his theory that the portals all make a hexagon shape…if the Elysium hotel also has a portal. They wonder if something is going on there….Is the real Mayor closer than they think? No one knows much about as the teens don’t go there to smoke pot anymore. They prefer drug hill…. Which is where they meet Deputy Johnson to share with them their new suspicions and information since they last spoke…After the Deputy agrees to look more closely at the sheriff’s activities, he shares that there have been people trashing the Reddit thread. One particular user, VAgK1nG69 has been posting videos that are much clearer than Carls, and are trending like crazy. VagK1nG69 also tears down all he is videoing and keeps talking about how “fake” it is and how the people who posted the originals are just nerds and dweebs. We learn that VAgK1nG69’s real name is Kevin McAllister. A real jerk. Jo has some bitter feelings toward him. He’s also the nephew of Mike Stark, the other town Deputy who also is a real asshole. Deputy Johnson promises to follow-up.
The gang wants the Deputy to help them meet the mayor and he gives them Shirley, they mayor’s secretary’s extension. As a side note, Deputy Johnson shares how impressed he is with the Ratling battle and tells the gang that Shear Madness, the hair salon has been asking for someone to get rid of their rat problem if the gang is into earning some extra money.
The gang makes an appointment for the mayor under the guise of press stories to promote the festival. They also call Dr. Park who is feeling much better! He has talked to Mr. Berkman and is really interested in finding out more about how physics are manipulated in his world. Mr. Berkman referred to it as “magic”. He also found out more about the moon and it’s connection to the portals – well at least he found out that the portal opens in the Roller Rink on New Moon. He is determined to go through it…though he also really wants another Blue Crystal like the one he has on his machine.
Mr. Berkman agreed to get a phone
Dr. Park agreed to buy it and teach him how to use it
Jo agreed to get Mr. Berkman a fake ID.
There were also 2 epic montages.