Episode 3, A Crisis in Leadership

Season 2, episode 3 is now out!

This has always been a favorite episode of mine. It opens with what I call a still life, a vividly described scene, frozen at a high point of tension. I like to think of it as a literary equivalent of a Matrix-style bullet time.

From there, it loops back in time to a few different points, before finally coming back forward to show how that initial scene came to be...and what the result was.

In addition to the Matrix, the structure of the episode was inspired in part by a certain episode of Firefly. Anyone want to guess which one?