Recap: Welcome To Night Vale Ep 42 Numbers

"I sing the body electric. I gasp the body organic. I miss the body remembered. Welcome to Night Vale."

Cecil tunes in to one of Night Vale's other radio stations, the monotone female voice that reads only numbers (occasionally interspersed by the ringing of a bell.) Except the voice isn't so monotone any more.

Tropes present in Numbers include:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Fey's not evil, but she's certainly not doing what her programmers intended.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Cecil's boy scout training apparently included advanced siegecrafting and demolitions, which he uses to break into the heavily defended bunker containing Fey.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Fey really wanted to run away from reading numbers.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Fey's creators remotely reboot her before Cecil can get to her, forcing her back to the numbers.

"Today's proverb: Ignore all the haters telling you that everything isnít a sandwich. Everything is a sandwich."