Arky wrote:Well, well. Olive isn't as serenely in control of everything as it looks. To burn an asset like Wanda because of an I-told-you-so is, well, Stanley-ish. Something has gone seriously wrong for Olive other than just not having finished off FAQ yet.
I Predict that, rather than go south to Transylvito, King Banhammer and FAQ's military have followed a prediction or some other piece of intelligence (lookamancy?) and are about to launch a decapitation strike on the Haffaton capital the way Jillian planned all along.
This bald jester in Jillan's head thing seems to be way too sensible to just be a hallucination. I'm not convinced that even undrugged Jillian would think like that.
Personally I think Olive could have staged the plants to look like FAQ's when they are, in fact, not from FAQ. In her drugged-up state, Jillian could have described the plants under questioning and now wouldn't notice any telling details that would give away the bluff. Olive could be upset now because Jillian's stubborn refusal to turn and her lie about Transylvito were not what Olive was hoping for. If FAQ hasn't actually been conquered, it could mean that Jillian's reaction did not provide enough information to let Haffaton curb stomp FAQ... and Haffaton, as impoverished as it is, cannot afford a protracted search for a bubble kingdom off in the mountains somewhere.
I think you might be right with that Prediction, except that their decapitation strike would need to be more of a rescue mission against Efbaum and the Olive Garden. That's where Judy is, after all, and you can't decapitate a side unless you cut off its head. Maybe Brother Orwell could locate Jillian for a rescue party?