Eliot: I’m not sure I can go through with this. Margo: El, you have a crush on a boy who’s bad for you -- happens to all of us -- but how do we get crushes out of our system? Eliot: Lots of drinking, pining, some detailed sex fantasies? Margo: No, we bang them out. Eliot: OK, that’s great except for the part where now I have to murder the guy I hypothetically slept with, which is a thing that shouldn’t really happen to a person more than once.
Fen: The Takers, that’s how he stays in power. He summons them, and only he can fight them. Josh: Jesus, I go away to my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah for one week, and then everything gets fakakta. What are we going to do? Margo: We got to kill the Dark King. What, we’re all thinking it. Josh: Eli’s Torah portion was all about the sanctity of life, and I found it very moving. So, can’t we, I don’t know, peacefully overthrow him? Margo: No, we can’t. He’s got a centurion army. I should know, I’m one of them. Eliot: Also 300 years of propaganda convincing everyone they need them. Fen: Also, also, 300 years, we’re talking a powerful immortal magician. Doubt you can just walk up and stab the guy. Margo: I’ve been researching: The Dark King survived seven assassination attempts since he took our thrones. Julia: Must be big magic keeping him alive. We have to figure out what it is, find out his weakness. Josh: You’re on board with this too? Julia: I mean, I’m here to stop an apocalypse that happens because an evil force invades from a distant realm. That sounds like the Takers. Margo: Then it’s settled. We kill the Dark King, stop the Takers from pouring in, stop the apocalypse. Who’s in?