"i suddenly don't understand anything."
— John, Homestuck
Comic number 500 is Monday. I don't have anything particularly special planned, but who knows.
— Jeph Jacques, author of Questionable Content (probably laughing his ass off as he typed)
It seems to be chugging along at a good clip along relatively familiar terrain. Now my job is to walk up alongside the story with a crowbar and give it a good, hard WHAM! to move it into a different trajectory.
"What... the... fuck?"
— Desmond Miles, Assassin's Creed II (expressing the player's exact thoughts at that moment)
"This is probably the most appropriate title for this chapter. If you watch this chapter and do not have an eyebrow raised expression of bewilderment and mutter 'what the fuck?!' at least once, then I suggest you seek counseling immediately as something is clearly broken within you."
So, we leave on a note where not only are the heroes beaten and torn, but the villains have taken over even more land, the possible ally has turned back into a villain, and they are hunted more NOW than they have ever been throughout the entire series. Damn! That is HARSH!