In a surveilled conversation, Hank Johnson and the Acolyte discuss the implications of the report recovered by Agents in San Diego.
The Acolyte firmly believes that Oliver Lynton-Wolfe and ADA were behind the recent changes to XM and Turrets in the Portal Network.
For now, I think it’s important to remember that she could be wrong. We don’t have the full picture yet.
ACOLYTE: Hank… Did you see the report?
HANK: Who hasn’t? Maybe OLW, if he’s… being sheltered from it.
ACOLYTE: It strongly suggests ADA was behind the attack.
HANK: Not so much an attack as a cover-up. They were in cahoots.
ACOLYTE: That doesn’t make sense to me. Oliver simply drove out. He had access to… cars, people, resources… anything he wanted!
HANK: Maybe he didn’t see it that way?
ACOLYTE: No, that’s ridiculous. He wasn’t under guard or lock and key. He was a guest! A valued one. His every whim was catered to twice over, and I think you know he’s a man of many whims.
HANK: Then what the hell were ADA’s motives?
ACOLYTE: They weren’t obvious before, but they are now.
HANK: You think it was her and OLW behind the XM and Turret changes?
ACOLYTE: I’m certain. I’m certain of it.
HANK: But how? They were working on the Obsidian shield….
ACOLYTE: Last time he wanted to punch a tiny hole in it. It took the help of thousands of Agents.
HANK: And now… what… he just snaps his fingers and it vanishes?
ACOLYTE: Or changes.
ACOLYTE: Cybella’s warning: First the shield, then the sword.
HANK: I’m not following.
ACOLYTE: What if they aren’t two different things?