INT. HOSPITAL XRAY LOOKY ROOM - Day
Steve's hot blonde cougar mom GEORGIA AUSTIN is talking to DOCTOR KAHN REBUILDER. Her eyes are red from TONS OF CRYING. She is holding Steve's lucky helmet.
That is the conventional wisdom, yes. But...
Well, Mrs. Austin-
Miss Austin. Your son has suffered massive head and spine trauma. Regular medicine science would say he would be lucky to come out of that coma. I have a different opinion.
What is it, Doctor? I'll do anything.
I am an advanced doctor experimenting with advanced science. When I'm not being a doctor I work for Blacksun Positronics. We make artificial limbs for hero soldiers coming home from Iraq. They just completed a prototype spine interface and robotic frame. It links straight into the brain and allows him to control robotic limbs instead of regular limbs. It's very advanced. It would give him superhuman strength. Superhuman speed. Lightning reflexes.
What's the catch? There's gotta be a catch.
There's no catch with robotics. They run on solar power and batteries. It works very well. It's just that, well, Mrs. Austin...
MISS Austin. Your son, he's, well, he is severely brain damaged. His IQ will be around 65. There's nothing we can do about that.
Do it, Doctor.
Saws spin up and cut downward out of frame.
Doctors look at a computer screen with beeps on it.
Some lady in a lab coat holds a mechanical arm and then nods.
A robotic arm is welded onto a stump on Steve Austin's unconscious body.
A computer screen shows a person with two arms and two legs in green blinking outlines.
ROBOT SKULL WIPE
it's hard to shake the feeling that I've always got five stars in this Grand Theft Auto known as life.
Now, inexplicably, season three is looming over us like some sort of dome. Season one's plot asked whether or not the town could get out from under the dome. Apparently the answer was "no". Season two asked "I guess we're really stuck, huh?" and the answer was "yup".
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