In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 7 of The Stand. The Boulder Free Zone deals with the aftermath of the explosion. Trashcan Man finds what he is looking for. Harold and Nadine depart ways in a dramatic fashion. Mother Abagail sends Stu, Larry, Glen, and Ray on a new mission. Nadine and the Dark Man are finally together. Harold takes the cowardly way out. The Boulder Four are forced to leave someone behind. Nadine undergoes a morbid transformation.
Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 6 of The Stand, and we continue to discuss issues we have with the presentation of the story. The Trashcan Man is finally introduced, in a problematic way. Conflicts arise in Boulder as the residents disagree on whether to search for Mother Abagail. Stu and Harold have a heart-to-heart. Mother Abagail and the Dark Man come face-to-face. Fran gets more than she bargained for when she goes snooping for answers. A series of events points Flagg to Mr. M-O-O-N, the elusive third spy who is no longer in New Vegas. Joe gives Larry a cryptic message. Nadine chooses Larry in an unusual way. Joe comes to the rescue of someone in need. Harold and Nadine make their stand.
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 5 of The Stand. We are now at the halfway point of the story, and we finally get a look at what Randall Flagg’s followers are doing in New Vegas. Tom Cullen is successfully hiding in plain sight, while Dayna’s ignorance of the definition of the phrase “low-key” raises a lot of questions. Harold takes in the “news” of Teddy’s death with mixed reactions. Fran sets a plan into motion with unexpected results. Nadine tries to change her tune. Larry is forced to make some hard choices. Dayna comes face-to-face with the Dark Man.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony continue their discussion on the CBS Access limited series The Stand, based on the novel by Stephen King. Episodes 3 & 4 have a central theme about meetings. We learn a little more about Nadine’s history with the Dark Man. A series of meetings and encounters lead Stu, Fran, Harold, Glen, and Dayna on a converging path towards Mother Abagail. We meet Nick (whose change in origin story does not make Hanako happy!), Tom Cullen, and Julie Lawry. The Dark Man tell Nadine his plans for Boulder, and her subsequent partnership with Harold proves deadly.
In this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Anthony discuss the first two episodes of the new CBS Access limited series The Stand, based off of the best-selling novel by Stephen King. We also discuss the novel and comparisons of both to the original mini-series from 1994.