TONIGHT'S EPISODE: One Of We We pan across a wide open field.Â It's kind of a cool shot I guess, and we zoom in to two heroes just sort of walking around. HERO #1: I feel super powery. HERO #2: The villain is mean. HERO #1: Can I trust you? HERO #2: Can I trust you? HERO #1: Yes. HERO #2: How do I know you're not lying to me? HERO #1: Because... you're my brother. HERO #2: Whaaaaaaaat? HERO #1: You have been since the start. HERO #2: Of the series? HERO #1: Probably. HERO #2: Another piece of the mysterious HEROES puzzle falls into place. HERO #1: Wait, so is this a mystery show? HERO #2: Well, it's a show about super heroes. HERO #1: So it's NOT a mystery show. HERO #2: I didn't say that. HERO #1: What DID you say? HERO #2: Use your super hearing. HERO #1: I'm not him. I'm a different one. HERO #2: Which one are you? HERO #1: I'm the one with the power to go super slow. We're called Slowbees. HERO #2: Slowbees, huh? What a cool name. HERO #1: Is it? HERO #2: Of course it is. You're my brother. HERO #1: Whaaaaaaaaaat? HERO #2: It's a shock, I know. But we need to stick together. There's a formula or code or secret or some shit stuck in our blood or aura or whatever. Also the villains want it. HERO #1: Well, I feel super powery today, so let's stop the villains! HERO #2: We should. Because they're mean. HERO #1: How should we stop them? HERO #2: We could travel through time. HERO #1: We did that in the first season. HERO #2: Okay... What if we traveled through time? HERO #1: We did that in the second season. HERO #2: Damn, you're right... What if we travel through time? HERO #1: We did that earlier this season. HERO #2: You haven't said "no." HERO #1: Good point. Suddenly, there is a flash of light and a figure appears. It looks a lot like HERO #1, only with a couple of goatees and a scar running across the logic of the story. FUTURE HERO #1: You have to fix the thing. HERO #1: Are you me? FUTURE HERO #1: There's no time. You have to stop the thing from happening. HERO #2: What do you mean there's no time? You just time traveled. FUTURE HERO #1: There's an event-ish thing that happens and it shouldn't because then things are bad. HERO #1: What happens? FUTURE HERO #1: Rule number one of story-telling is show, don't tell, so I'll show you, because I am you from the future and although there may be trust issues right now, you can sense that deep down I am a good person. HERO #1: That's all true. Thanks for explaining it. FUTURE HERO #1: Also, I'm your brother. HERO #2: Are you talking to me? FUTURE HERO #1: I don't even know. There is another FLASH OF LIGHT and Hero #1 and Future Hero #1 are now in what looks like it's maybe the future. We can hear a lot of bweeps and bwoops coming from things that in the present day don't make bweeps OR bwoops. So, yeah. Future. Also, it looks like some vaguely bad stuff is happening. Maybe screaming people or explosions. I don't know, I'm not a very good writer. FUTURE HERO #1: Do you see what happens? HERO #1: I guess. FUTURE HERO #1: You have to go back in time and stop it. HERO #1: Couldn't we just go back in time and stop the show from being made? FUTURE HERO #1: Yeah, but then we'd all be out of jobs. HERO #1: Maybe that's for the best. FUTURE HERO #1: Look, just stop the thing, okay? HERO #1: Fine. I'll stop the "thing." There is another flash of light and HERO #1 is back in the present. He looks at HERO #2. HERO #1: I saw it. We have to fix the future again. HERO #2: How do we stop it, brother? HERO #1: What? HERO #2: Cause we're brothers. HERO #1: Whaaaaaaaat? HERO #2: We've been over this.Â We're brothers. HERO #1: I know, but I feel super pow- HERO #2: LOOK OUT!!! Suddenly, the VILLAIN bursts through the wall. He is all-powerful, but boring somehow. VILLAIN: No, wait! It's okay! I'm good now! HERO #2: Well, I feel wary about this, but I will give you a chance, because it makes you less boring. VILLAIN-TURNED-HERO: I feel grateful about that, and we are friends now. HERO #1: I am learning to trust you. VILLAIN-TURNED-HERO: Now give me the girl! HERO #1: I'm sorry, what? VILLAIN-TURNED-HERO-TURNED-VILLAIN: I changed my mind!
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