Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983) (part 9 of 12)

When Fingal removes the towel, he’s suddenly somewhere else, still hearing their voices echo. He looks around and finds he’s outside The Place and it’s nighttime again. He sees a poster of Humphrey Bogart hanging on the wall and stares at it. Suddenly, it’s hit by several blowdarts [!], and Fingal takes off running.

Trenchcoat Apollonia pulls him aside to tell him these are poison darts that can kill in two seconds. Kill? Kill who? And how? Isn’t this whole setting imaginary? Suddenly, a spotlight comes on, and it’s trained on them. They run for it just as a giant spear [!] hits the wall where they once stood, and bullets explode in the wood.

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983) (part 9 of 12)

“It’s the National Endowment for the Arts! I think they want their money back!”

They continue to run as the spotlight searches for them and gunfire is heard in the background. Apollonia tells Fingal to take it easy. Just then, two daggers are thrown into the wall above them. Fingal says, “If you think I’m the one who’s trying to kill me, you’re crazy!” Kill him? Again, if none of this is real, how can he be killed? Seriously, is this making sense to anyone? Because I’d be willing to concede that maybe I’m just dense.

Apollonia wants him to listen to her, but Fingal catches a grenade in his hand [!!!]. He yells, “This is no time for a serious conversation!” Actually, I think that when you have a live grenade in your hand, every conversation is a serious conversation, just by default. He tosses the grenade away, and the resulting “explosion” is basically just a white flash frame followed by an awning falling over. Wow!

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Multi-Part Article: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983)

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