THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
A SCENE FROM A PLAY
(Contains spoilers for “Brains vs Brawn”)
As the Tracy clan watched as the GDF aircraft flew away, carrying The Hood out of their hair, the team began to reflect on all the hazards still awaiting their busy lives in spite of their arch-foe’s absence.
Kayo’s thoughts, in the meantime, were split between wanting to share in that summerization of the day to day antics, and on something she learned shortly after landing with the rest of them.
Brains had taken her to one side and told her of the tangible fear that had gripped him, Grandma, and Alan over at the island when Thunderbird Shadow’s wing was singed by a blast from the Sentinal sattelite weapon deployed by The Mechanic.
He’d told her of Alan springing into action, intending to go up to the Sentinal in Thunderbird 3 and decommision it personally.
Kayo learned of the fear he had, the anger rising up in him, the concern overriding his reason. Brains told her all of that.
And when the time came to offer her two cents on what could bother International Rescue next, she opted to walk up to where Alan was standing before uttering any sort of words.
Once the spectacle of seeing the GDF ship sail away had passed, and the team made plans to head back home, Alan stood where he was, lost in thought.
Kayo elected to ask him what was on his mind.
“Oh, nothing much Kayo, I just feel like we came out of a really unbalanced comedy film…for something as climatic as this experience was, there didn’t appear to be any stakes. The Mechanic got a few licks in, but we ran circles around him. The pass-the-parcel thing was a running gag the whole day, the Mechanic had such lax security that Brains was able to get on board no problem. For all the hype over the Sentinel’s firepower, it really made minimal impact. Either we’re too good, or…”
“…Or everything felt far too easy” replied Kayo.
“Exactly. Brains had already said The Mechanic’s actions were under the direct control of The Hood, suppose that applied to what was going on even when he was controling the Sentinal?”
“Are you saying my Uncle arranged this whole sordid thing?”
“Like a scene from a play” said Alan.
“We’re going to have to talk to the others about your theory” said Kayo.
“You believe me?” said Alan.
“I’ve always believed you, and believed in you” she said, giving him a tender hug and a few light kisses on the nose.
“Wow, what brought that on?” he asked.
“For flying to the moon and back for me” she said.
As she headed back towards Thunderbird Shadow, Alan wondered just how lucky he was, and debated whether it was for his theory being believed or for that very moment he just shared.