Joker Game Episode 8: A new challenger!

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Tip #1: If you want to keep something secret, you probably don’t want to give it an important-sounding name like the “Grand Strategy”. I would go with something like Operation “Give them all kittens”. Because honestly…who wouldn’t support that?

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Wow…this actually looks like a legitimate chess position. Also, assuming that the white piece in the top-right corner is a queen (it looks like a larger piece than the bishop on the top-left and it’s not short enough to be a rook, so I think it has to either be a king or queen), then black looks like he’s a couple of moves away from being mated.

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Wait…what? Usually when you surrender, you knock over your king. This guy randomly knocks over the pieces on the left side of his board (his king is on the right).

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See? The black king is still standing.

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I have a soft spot for explanations like this…way too much Sherlock Holmes in my past.

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I can’t tell who this guy is…the guy who was at the gate, the butler that followed our spy character, or some other random character.

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Is this scene supposed to make this guy look important or something? It just makes him look dumb to me. Who lends a guy 5 years worth of salary and expects him to pay it back easily? That’s a dumb investment if you ask me.

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I’m going to sound like such a nerd here, but it’s more typical for the chess board to be set up such that the white queen is on a white space and where a white space is at the bottom-right corner (here the white space is at the bottom-left corner). The positions of the pieces are correct, but the board needs to be rotated. That being said, conventions may have been different in this time, so meh…

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…that’s racist? (also, is “black” supposed to be a euphemism for “M” here?)

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There’s something “off” about the spy this week…

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This guy turns on the lights, asks whether anyone is here, and then decides that there is no intruder? Seriously, who would answer that?

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This is also ridiculous. The butler showing up should not be enough to quell your suspicions. Why didn’t the butler answer when you asked whether anyone was in the room?

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Poor guy.

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Well, that explains why this guy seemed “off” to me. He’s applying to be part of this Wind Agency…presumably another group of spies. Are they working against the D-Agency? I’m down for some spy wars!

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Fight fight fight fight!

I can’t really pass too much judgment on this episode because it felt like it was setting up for something…hopefully, we’re in for something cool as we get closer to the final episodes of the series.

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