What reason do we have for believing the events in the last scene of Season 9 were the 'real world'? Oh, they probably were but there are a lot of unanswered questions on how it would be possible to rescue Epsilon from a locked storage unit. There's a good reason for saying it isn't possible. So, what if 'Caboose and Sarge, the two guys who are lucky with technology, jerry-rigged an interface' is just the excuse Epsilon made up subconsciously for abadoning the Blood Gulch recollection which no longer had any hold on him? What if he's simply in a new simulation based on his memories of the more recent Blood Gulch Crew and we're about to enter a whole new iteration of the cycle, with Carolina taking the role of Tex - the distressed bad-ass who needs to be saved from herself?
If this theory is true, and I'm not saying that it does, then I'm betting that, despite the revelation at the end of Season 9, Epsilon won't be free until he saves one of The Director's victims. Tex can't be saved; he's realised that her very nature makes that impossible. Carolina though...? She might be salvable, if he works hard enough at it. So the next iteration begins.
So, what do you guys think? Am I nuts, or have I given Buck a barrel-full of bacony goodness to chew on? [Smiley8]
So he escaped from the (now possibly inner) storage unit into the outer storage unit? I like this, and understand why Carolina is replacing the role of Tex, but how would you explain Epsilon's ability to know where he would be held in the inner storage unit? I mean, if he hasn't seen it the first time, how is Epsilon able to remember where he would be held?
I`m not totally sure, but ti seems like something she would do, considering what the Freelancer Project probably put them through. Maybe Wash opened fire, because he was scared she was still insane or soemthing, and she retaliated. It`s not exactly the strognest theory out there- I don`t believe it myself- but it`s a possibility.
Because he knows just how unstable and untrustworthy she is (considering that this is Wash, being untrustworthy compared to him is a big deal). If he were around to warn the others about just how bad a bit of news she is, she wouldn't have the disposable pawns she needed to get to 'Alpha'.
That said, I think that Wash is in hiding, following from a distance. I wouldn't be suprised if he ends up with eTex in his armour because of poking around in the (supposedly empty and dead) Epsilon Container.