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[U T O P I A or D E U T O R O N O P I A]
INTRO: "TREVOR GOODCHILD HAS RECENTLY SEIZED POWER IN THE NATION OF BREGNA. THE FORMER LEADER, CLAVIUS, HAS VANISHED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. IT'S NONE OF AEON'S BUINSESS, BUT..."

ACCORDING TO THE NOTES ON THIS EPISODE POSTED BY PETER CHUNG HIMSELF ON AOL, THIS WAS WRITTEN AT THE BEHEST OF MTV WHO WANTED MORE BACK STORY ON AEON AND TREVOR. THE PRESIDENT OF BREGNA HAS BEEN MISSING FOR SIX MONTHS, AND ACTING LEADER TREVER BLAMES "TERRORISTS" FOR THE CRIME. IN REALITY, TREVOR HAS THE PRESIDENT IN HIDING, KEPT IN A PARALLEL BUT SLIGHTLY OUT-OF-PHASE DIMENSION. A BREEN SOLDIER, GILDEMERE, FINDS OUT THE TRUTH...MUCH TO HIS PERIL.




[I S T H M U S . C R Y P T I C U S]
INTRO: "TREVOR GOODCHILD'S LATEST OBSESSION IS AN EXQUISITE BEING WHICH HE KEEPS LOCKED AWAY IN A SECRET CHAMBER. IT'S NONE OF AEON'S BUSINESS, BUT..."

THE EXQUISITE BEING[S] IN QUESTION ARE BIRDPEOPLE [WHO ARE EITHER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BY TREVOR GOODCHILD OR BEINGS FROM ANOTHER, "SPIRITUAL" DIMENSION...TAKE YOUR PICK] CALLED SERAPH-TREVS. ONE IS A MALE, THE OTHER A FEMALE. ANOTHER PERSON IS OBSESSED WITH THE FEMALE SERAPH-TREV, A SHADY BREEN CHARACTER NAMED ILBREN. ILBREN ATTEMPTS TO HIRE AEON TO KIDNAP THE FEMALE, BUT SHE REFUSES. HER CURIOUSITY PIQUED, AEON HERSELF GOES AFTER THE TWO SERAPH-TREVS, ENLISTING THE AID OF A FRIEND, A STUDENT OF EXTINCT LANGUAGES NAMED UNA. A RANDOM CHAIN OF EVENTS BRINGS UNA INTO AWARENESS OF THE MALE CREATURE, WHICH TRIGGERS HER OWN OBSESSION. AN ACTION-PACKED CHASE, A SURPRISE CLIMAX WITH MORE TWISTS THAN YOU COULD IMAGINE, AND SOME GORGEOUS CHARACTER DESIGN MAKE THIS EPISODE TRULY UNIQUE.




[T H A N A T O P H O B I A]
INTRO: "A HEAVILY ARMED BORDER WALL SEPARATES THE NATIONS OF BREGNA AND MONICA. YET MANY BREENS SEEK TO ESCAPE THE MYSTERIOUS DESIGNS OF TREVOR GOODCHILD."

AT FIRST GLANCE, IT SEEMS AS IF AEON AND TREVOR ARE TOYING WITH THE FEELINGS OF TWO WOULD-BE EMIGRES FROM BREGNA. IN REALITY, THOUGH, IT IS ONAN WHO IS THE MANIPULATOR, A MAN TIRED OF HIS LOVER AND WANTING TO DITCH HER. ONAN'S CROSSING OF THE BORDER IS SUCCESSFUL - LIKE WE KNEW IT WOULD BE - AND SYBIL'S IS NOT. SYBIL IS BACK IN BREGNA, WOUNDED BY THE CRUEL BREGNA BORDER DEFENSES. SHE IS LEFT WITH A MISSING VERTEBRAE WHICH IS REPLACED WITH A FLUID-FILLED PROSTHETIC. IN A LAST EFFORT TO BE WITH HER ONE LOVE, SYBIL ATTEMPTS TO CROSS INTO MONICAN TERRITORY; SHE FAILS AGAIN AND LOSES HER LEGS DUE TO NEW BORDER DEFENSES.




[a L A S T . T I M E for E V E R Y T H I N G]
INTRO: "AEON HAS HEARD ABOUT TREVOR'S NEW METHOD FOR CREATING HUMAN DUPILCATES."

IN THIS UNCHARACTERISTICALLY ROMANTIC EPISODE, AEON TAKES ADVANTAGE OF TREVOR'S HUMAN DUPLICATION TECHNOLOGY TO SPEND SOME 'QUALITY TIME' WITH HER LOVER/ADVERSARY/SOULMATE/ENEMY TREVOR. AS AEON'S INVOLVEMENT WITH TREVOR DEEPENS, SHE CAN NO LONGER KEEP THE PROMISE SHE HAD MADE TO HERSELF - TO DIE IN ORDER TO HURT TREVOR EMOTIONALLY. ONE COOL SCENE IS THE ONE WHERE YOU SEE AEON'S DUPLICATE TAKING SHAPE...NOT SINCE THE MARIA-ROBOT WAS CREATED IN METROPOLIS HAS THE CREATION OF ARTIFICIAL LIFE LOOKED SO SPECTACULAR. THROUGHOUT THIS TWISTED ORDEAL, AEON WORKS WITH ANOTHER MONICAN AGENT, SCAPHANDRA, WHO IS QUITE SKILLFUL WITH HER PREHENSILE FEET/HANDS...




[the D E M I U R G E]
INTRO: "AEON FLUX AND THE MONICAN RESISTANCE FORCE HAVE CAPTURED THE DEMIURGE, A POWERFUL GODLIKE BEING, AND PREPARE TO SEND IT INTO SPACE TO RID THE EARTH OF ITS INFLUENCE. THE BREENS, LED BY TREVOR GOODCHILD, BATTLE TO PREVENT THE LAUNCH."

TREVOR SEEKS SALVATION IN A BEING WHICH COULD BE CONSIDERED A GOD...IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE ANDROGYNOUS DEITIES OF HINDU AND BUDDHIST PANTHEONS. THE BEING IS LAUNCHED ABOARD THE MONICAN SPACECRAFT, BUT ITS PRESENCE MANIFESTS IN OTHER FORMS. DEITIES DO NOT DIE EASILY.




[R E R A I Z U R E]
INTRO: "TREVOR'S INTERROGATION OF A MONICAN AGENT LEADS INEVITABLY TO HIS FAVORITE SUBJECT - AEON FLUX."

NARGHILES ARE LITTLE AQUATIC CREATURES WHICH LOOK LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN A HAMSTER AND A SHAR-PEI DOG. THEY CANNOT BE KILLED, AND HAVE AMAZING POWERS OF REGENERATION. A NARGHILE CARRIES AN ORGAN THAT CONTAINS A CHEMICAL WHICH CAUSES AMNESIA AS A SIDE-EFFECT OF ITS HIGH. A COUPLE WHO WERE ONCE NARGHILE ABUSERS ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ALL THE NARGHILES ON EARTH [OR WHATEVER PLANET THIS ALL ACTUALLY TAKES PLACE ON] FOR EVENTUAL LAUNCH TOWARDS THE SUN. AND IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF THE SERIES, AEON AND TREVOR FACTOR INTO THE PICTURE IN VERY STRANGE WAYS.




[C H R O N O P H A S I A]
INTRO: "THESE ARE THE LAT THINGS AEON REMEMBERS - A BABY'S PHOTO, A SET OF COORDINATES, TREVOR'S TROOPS APPROACHING..."

AEON AND TREVOR, THE LATTER WITH A COMPANY OF BREEN TROOPS, ARE RACING EACH OTHER TO GET TO A GERM-WARFARE LAB IN THE MIDDLE OF A JUNGLE. THE LAB IS FULL OF DEAD BODIES, A MONSTROUS BABY, A MYSTERIOUS CHILD, AND PERHAPS A VIRUS THAT CAUSES INSANITY. AFTER AEON ARRIVES IN THE LABORATORY COMPLEX, THE EPISODE BECOMES A NON-STOP FEVER DREAM WHICH FORCES AEON TO LOOK AT THE CONSEQUENCES OF HER ACTIONS.




[E T H E R . D R I F T . T H E O R Y]
INTRO: "TREVOR'S EXPERIMENTS IN ARTIFICIAL LIFE FORMS ARE CONTAINED IN AN ECOSYSTEM CALLED THE HABITAT. AN OCEAN OF PARALYTIC FLUID PROTECTS IT FROM THE INTRUSION OF OUTSIDE INFLUENCES."

THE INTRO IS PRETTY SELF-EXPLANATORY. LINDZE, THE GIRLFRIEND OF BARGELD, A BRILLIANT BIOSCIENTIST, ARRIVES WITH AEON FLUX AT THE HABITAT. LINDZE HOPES TO SPRING HER GENIUS LOVE FROM THE CONFINES OF THE SCIENCE STATION. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SUBMARINE WHICH BROUGHT THE TWO OF THEM THERE AND THE ACCIDENTAL CREATION OF A METAL-EATING BACTERIA BOTH CONSPIRE TO STRAND THEM IN A PARALYTIC DEATH. THE FACT THAT BARGELD IS DYING OF A RECOMBINANT VIRUS HE ACCIDENTALLY CREATED AND THAT TREVOR IS ALSO IN THE PICTURE ONLY MAKES MATTERS WORSE...




[the P U R G E]
INTRO: "AEON IS ON THE TRAIL OF THE ILL-MANNERED CRIMINAL BRUTE, BAMBARA."

THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO SUMMARIZE THIS EPISODE - IT'S A REAL PUZZLE THAT MIGHT EVEN DEFY REPEATED VIEWINGS. A BIO-TECH INVENTION OF TREVOR'S, THE CUSTODIAN, IS BEING USED TO CONTROL UNRULY BREEN CITIZENS. ADD TO THIS AN ALL FEMALE ANTI-CUSTODIAN GUERRILA GROUP, THE SADISTIC ANTICS OF BAMBARA, AND A BIZARRE STAGESHOW ENDING, AND YOU HAVE A VERY SURREAL VIEWING EXPERIENCE.




[E N D . S I N I S T E R]
INTRO: "TREVOR PREPARES TO SHOOT A RAY WHICH WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION."

TREVOR BEAMS A VIRUS INTO SPACE, WHICH AFFECTS A SPACEFARING RACE OF ALIENS. AEON STEALS THE REMOTE CONTROL FOR THE SATELLITE WITH THE VIRAL DISSEMINATOR, AND HIDES IT. IT IS THERE IN THE WOODS, WHERE SHE BURIES THE CONTROLLER, THAT SHE FINDS AN ALIEN IN A HIBERNATION CHAMBER. THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONTACT PLAY THEMSELVES OUT WELL INTO THE FUTURE, WHERE AEON AND TREVOR ARE THE ONLY TWO "HUMANS" LEFT.


















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