Chapter View

Business As Not-So-Usual

The Way It Has To Be

Hackers and Hijackers

Mr. Anonymous

The More Things Change

Suspicious Minds


Nothing Left To Save

Hackers and Hijackers

In the middle of John Simons' second segment, the door to the conference room bursts open. Moments later, the stage manager is left with the unenviable task of prying the VERSUS host out from under the desk while convincing him that it wasn't some ploy by the Red Midget or his 'master.' JA finds the whole situation amusing, explaining that he and Lollipop are simply exploring the ship. The couple exits with a few well-wishes for the crew, and more than a few snickers at Simons' reaction.

As they reset the shot and get Simons composed, Marvin Parsons' mind wanders again. Fifteen years ago, Marvin had been the one causing the stir in the CSWA. They all thought he was a dimwitted lighting technician and treated him as such. To teach them all, Marvin set himself up as the "Hijacker," interrupting shows and wreaking general havoc as part of plan to kidnap and enact personal revenge on Mickey Benedict as part of what he saw as his duty to his family. And now, for the first time, the very first time, Marvin did something he hadn't done in almost fifteen years... he began to think like the Hijacker again.

The doctors at GreenValley Home for the Mentally Deranged had taught him to 'override' those impulses, to bury them underneath 'normal' behavior that allowed him to walk back into the CSWA a year later and resume his job as a lighting and sound man. Then years later become an assistant director and now a program director. But with everything going on... maybe sick minds thinking alike was the key. Maybe Marvin could finally redeem himself by finding the clue to bringing down the Hacker.

But this was so big. To hijack a whole ship, the whole company. If I had that much power... I'd want to enjoy it...

SIMONS: ...and it remains to be seen if Steven Shane can be the one to bring JA's Greensboro title reign to an end in Montego Bay. The two men took a moment out of their cruise to send a message to each other.