The Quest For Monday! Part 45: The Literal Game Is Literally Afoot

(Episode: “Double Danger”)

Synopsis: The Quests go to Thailand so Benton can develop drugs that facilitate long-distance space travel. They’re pursued by Zin, whose new plan involves a Race Bannon lookalike. Dr. Quest’s awesome project, some interesting animals and the presence of an honest-to-god adventuress brilliantly distract from one of my least favorite classic plots.

We’ve talked before about how luck is often better than skill. But there’s luck as normal people experience it, and then there’s this.

Tip 45: “Elephant stampede in your favor” is one of the best levels of luck.

Hadji can communicate with elephants, maybe—and nobody wants to study that any more than his levitation or his rope trick or anything else.
Hadji can communicate with elephants, maybe—and nobody wants to study that any more than his levitation or his rope trick or anything else.

And once the bad guys are knocked out, we get one final look at the JQ monkey (and friend!) before getting the heck out of Thailand.

"And what became of the monk?"
“And what became of the monk?”

 

Next time: A Found-Again post in which I explore the burning philosophical question, “Why, when I love vampire detectives, do I hate this vampire detective?”

Next time on TQFM!: Enemies in high places in “Shadow of the Condor.”

J. A.

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