Blackgaard's Revenge, Part 2
Continued from part I...
Aubrey is caught in the Imagination Station with the evil Dr. Blackgaard, who is enticing her with the promise of a full, eternal life. She is interested in his offer to show her any place in history that she would like through the Vortex of Time, so he demonstrates by doing just that. But when Aubrey says she wants to go to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Blackgaard begins to show his true colors and causes much fear and distrust in Aubrey. Aubrey starts to get sleepy and Blackgaard becomes very angry.
When the first attempt at destroying the virus fails, Whit tells Eugene to make preparations for Plan B. As Blackgaard tries to force Aubrey to implant his personality circuits on her brain, Whit enters the station and offers his life instead. As they step into the Vortex, it appears that both Whit and Blackgaard are killed, but...Eugene's efforts are successful at the very last moment, and Aubrey finds herself freed from the power of Dr. Blackgaard. The anti-virus program Eugene used destroyed the hologram's matrix of Dr. Blackgaard's virus. Aubrey thinks Mr. Whittaker gave his life for her, but in reality Eugene used the Imagination Station technology against itself. Dr. Blackgaard never came up with a program for eternal life--only Jesus Christ can do that. Dr. Regis Blackgaard is really, finally, truly dead.
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- What did Dr. Blackgaard promise Aubrey if she would come into the Imagination Station?
- Why did Whit say that Dr. Blackgaard could not have invented a program for eternal life?
- Who has the only program for that?
- Do you ever find that it's easy to get deceived by people?
- What are some ways that you can think of to check if people are telling the truth about God
- VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] In the broadcast version of this episode, The Shorty And You Think You've Got Problems?: Solomon is heard after Chris' wrap up.
- PARENTAL WARNING: This episode deals with the struggle for a young girl's soul. While told in an entertaining and fantastic way, it may be too intense for younger children.
- When Blackgaard and Aubrey are in the Imagination Station, clips can be heard from the following episodes:
- Whit's closing line in this episode wishing God's mercy on Blackgaard's soul is almost identical to a similar line spoken by Jack Allen after Blackgaard's death in #334: “The Final Conflict”.
- This episode marks the first usage of the word "saga" to describe the Blackgaard story arc, here spoken by Chris in the closing wrap.
- This is the first episode where Chris mentions the names of the actors in the closing.
- The sound effect heard when Blackgaard opens his vortex in this episode was previously heard punctuating the voice of God during Marty's dream sequences in #345: “B-TV: Compassion”.
QuotesAubrey Shepard: I don't know what to believe. And I won't know if I can't study to find out for myself!
Aubrey Shepard: What are you so afraid of?
Regis Blackgaard: Afraid? I'm not afraid of anything young lady! You are bordering on insolence.
Regis Blackgaard: You're very clever, Whittaker, but not clever enough. There's only one way you can get rid of me. And that's to come in here and do it personally!
John Whittaker: You want a life? Take mine.
Aubrey Shepard: No, Mr. Whittaker! Don't!
John Whittaker: It's all right Aubrey. Come on, Blackgaard. Me for her.
Regis Blackgaard: You fool.You understand now? I don't need your God. I've come up with my own way to have eternal life! <Slow, strained voice> Wait—wait... something is... wrong. This... isn't what's supposed... to... happen. What's... going... on?
John Whittaker: <Slow, strained voice> It's... over... Blackgaard!
Connie Kendall: Then that means Blackgaard is finally, really and truly dead?
John Whittaker: Yes. Dr. Regis Blackgaard is finally, really and truly dead. And may God have mercy on his soul.