Scene 1Scene submitted by NBargielScene submitted on April 11, 2011 You've created the Conglomerate. Now it's time to outline a full season. With one StoryMaker card per episode, outline a 12-episode season arc of The Conglomerate.
Scene 2Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 15, 2011 Since this is just a quick overview of the twelve episodes making up The Conglomerate series there is a lot I haven't included that are part of the style and mannerisms of the show and characters.For the series as a whole there will be several story threads woven through each episode. An event in the first episode may become an important plot point in the sixth episode and a useful clue in the tenth. People encountered in cameo segments will show up again and again, just as surprised as the agents are when they keep encountering each other.
One subplot will be that the partners of the three main agents are double agents, like the Chaos partner is working for Balance, the Order partner is working for Chaos and the Balance partner works for Order. This kind of subversive infighting has always been around and is one of the reasons the main houses are fragmenting.There will also be visual and audio signs that run through the series. At first seemingly unconnected but as the overall plot in revealed these signs become part of a trend. For instance, at certain points in each episode when one of the main characters goes through a door to leave a building a dog is heard barking in the distance. After a while sharp viewers will notice that the dogs only bark when the characters are leaving a building controlled by the evil faction, then in the last two episodes it's revealed that there is a secret dog network used by an agent of Balance to monitor buildings suspected of being evil.As for the Agent of Chaos she has a playful spirit, is usually quite cheerful, and has an odd way of getting around. Whenever it is stated in the story that she has to go someplace or there's a need to show her on the way to a destination, you always see her in the back seat or passenger side of a vehicle, with someone she's working with or another passenger. It could be the back of a stretch limo, a family SUV, a long-haul semi, a military personnel carrier, whatever. She discusses the case she's working on to whoever she is with until she sees her destination approaching and asks the driver to stop. She turns to her associate and asks "Do you have any questions?" at which point the driver or other passengers of the vehicle are shown as they turn to her and say "Yeah, who the hell are you and how did you get in my car?"The Order Agent has a Sherlock Holmes-style talent for observation and deduction that breaks down because people and the world aren't entirely logical.
The Balance agent is quite good at manipulating the surrounding area, such as waving to get the head waiter's attention thus distracting him just as he crosses paths with the hostess as she's leading a couple to their table which forces the dessert waiter to divert the cake trolly near the agent's table as someone at the next table gets up to leave resulting in them bumping into the unexpected dessert trolly which makes the dessert waiter too busy apologizing and rerouting the trolly to notice that the expensive "Devil's Chocolate Bombe" was accidently knocked off the trolly and onto the agent's table.
So please keep these style notes in mind when reading through the episodes.
Scene 3Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 15, 2011 Episode 1 starts with a Chaos Agent meeting a high-ranking Order Commander about a potentially dangerous Order Agent going rogue and disappearing. The Chaos Agent is asked to help because the rogue Order Agent knows too much about how Order works and is always two steps ahead.The Chaos Agent and her partner take a very strange investigation route meeting with minor Order contacts to track down not the rogue agent but a mysterious person who seemed to precede the rogue agent. Through her investigations it is revealed that trouble is fermenting in the ranks of Order. Mankind is going through a big change, thanks to technology and the internet, and numerous factions within Order think they can do a better job of controlling it.
In the climax of the episode there is a confrontation between the Chaos Agents and the rogue Order Agent. The rogue had set up a perfect system to prevent him and his plans from being discovered, but in monitoring who might be looking for him he became increasingly paranoid over this mysterious person the Chaos Agent was looking for. When he couldn't find any information about this pre-stalker he traps the Chaos Agents to learn more.The Chaos Agent reveals that is was a silly little game she played, pretending there was something far more interesting where there wasn't. She knew from reading his file that the rogue Order Agent had a paranoia streak and mild obsession with solving puzzles and mysteries even if he had to cheat. She knew he would be watching Order's network of agent to see who would be looking for him, so she presented him with a puzzle that had no answer hoping to provoke him into revealing himself. This does not please the rogue Order Agent, and since he has the two Chaos Agents captive things don't look good for them as the episode ends.
Scene 4Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 15, 2011 Episode 2 starts with an Order Agent visiting a highly respected Chaos Leader. The Chaos Leader is worried that two of her favorite agents have gone missing and it's probably due to that naughty rogue Order Agent. Since most Chaos agents can't fathom all of the military-like organizational zeal of Order, much less how Order agents think, the Chaos Leader decided the best way to find the missing agents is to have a top rated agent of Order look for them. The Order Agent goes through a very methodical procedure of following the Chaos Agent's activities but is constantly interrupted by Chaos Agents eager to help.
It is revealed by these other agents that the forces of Chaos is also in danger of fragmenting as the changes mankind are going through promises much more opportunity and excitement to Chaos Agents as independent individuals rather than part of a large organization. During her investigation the Order Agent and her partner discovers that there really was a mysterious person that seemed to precede the rogue agent prior to key events. Did the Chaos Agent know this, or was it one of those odd coincidences that Chaos is known for?
In the climax of the episode the Order Agent finds the only clue to the location of the Chaos Agents through a weird, strange way that will draw together diverse and seemingly unconnected data gathered from the investigation, because this is usually how Chaos Agents work. The rogue Order Agent's secret lair is raided but he escapes, the Chaos Agents are freed and it is learned that the rogue Agent had a very big and very nasty plan to turn millions of people into easily-controlled paranoid obsessive-compulsive followers, but the how/when/where is still unknown.
Scene 5Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 15, 2011 Episode 3 starts with a quick, if eccentric, recap of the previous two episodes ending with the revelation of the rogue Agent's plan. Turns out it was a briefing from a top administrator of Balance to one of his best agents who is now assigned to the case to keep the rogue Agent's plan from throwing mankind's mass-consciousness off kilter.
The Balance agent tracks down and follows the Chaos and Order agents through a network of other Balance agents, where it is revealed to the viewer that not only is Balance starting to fragment but the reasons behind the troubles are discussed in more detail.
The discussions come about because through this entire episode the only people who talk are Balance agents. The Balance Agent assigned to this case monitors and analyzes the Chaos and Order agents from a distance. While Balance agents discuss The Conglomerate problems we see Chaos and Order performing their own missions in the background, on monitors, as photos being pinned to a board, as a powerpoint presentation, as a series of links in a web browser, etc. Basically the Balance Agent is following the the other two agents as they track down the rogue agent through a series of leads.
The climax of the show comes when the Balance Agent figures out what the evil plan is and that there are more rogue agents involved. He uses his happenstance-manipulation talents to get this information to the Chaos and Order Agents just as he is surrounded by rogue agents that have formed a rebel faction around the rogue Order agent.
Scene 6Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 20, 2011 Episode 4 starts with the Chaos and Order agents in the back of a limo discussing the message from Balance Agent that literally dropped from the sky into their laps near the end of episode 3. After going over important information and deducing that the rogue agent is hiding in a recently-built but abandoned office building, the chaos agent asks the limo driver to stop and then asks if anyone has any questions. Camera swings around to reveal a bride and groom staring in surprise and saying "Yeah, who are you and how the hell did you get in our limo?"
As the newlyweds drive off the chaos agent points to an office complex that fits the description the order agent came up with, much to the bewilderment of the order agent because the car ride seemed totally random.
While they scout the building the story moves inside where the rogue order agent tries to interrogate the balance agent, but the balance agent keeps turning the questions around until he is the one doing all the interrogating. This gives us the chance to answer many questions that came up during the previous three episodes, especially how the three houses are fragmenting even more than previously expected. Just as the rogue order agent is about to reveal his sinister plot the alarms go off, but in his haste to leave the rogue order agent leaves behind papers he had at the start and the balance agent uses a paperclip to open his handcuffs.
The order agent and her partner were captured trying to get through a window. While bringing them to the makeshift detention area the Order agent continues to struggle and doing a very good job of it, leaving a trail of unconscious or wounded rogue agents. While all attention is focused on the new prisoners, the chaos agents sneak in with little difficulty.
From this point on things get exciting as everything builds to a hectic pitch. The chaos, order and balance agents help free each other, find important information, get captured, get freed again, do various things to delay the deployment of the mind control system, capture key personnel/equipment from the rogues, get lost in the maze of cubicles, exchange heated ideological arguments with rogues from their own organizations, find a fully operational and stocked soft serve ice cream machine, try to contact their separate headquarters for help but get interrupted/captured, and so it goes as we try to make it as exciting and action-packed as possible without getting too confusing while getting into the details of how the mind control works and that it the whole scheme was created by the Order commanders as an extreme contingency plan. This was half of the reason why the order commander asked a chaos agent to find the rogue, he didn't want the rank and file to learn that Order had such evil plans developed "just in case."
At the climax of this episode they all end up in the control room where the rogue agents try to get the mind control system operational but things just keep getting more confusing. Just as the rogue agents is about to shoot everybody in the room out of frustration, including his own fellow rogues, the chaos agent's partner gets the upper hand, seizes the controlling key and reveals that he's really an order double agent who has been ordered to retrieve the controller and system drive at any cost.
As he apologizes to the chaos agent, Order's partner gets the upper hand and grabs the controller and system drive, revealing that he is a chaos agent who infiltrated Order a long time ago and was doing everything he could to speed up the fragmentation of Order.
The Order double agent throws away the system drive and produces a hard drive that he claims holds every Marx bros., Three Stooges and Bugs Bunny films ever made. If any mind control is going to happen today, it's going to be chaotic!
The balance agent uses his situational happenstance talent to get Chaos agent's ice cream cone into the controller slot just as the rogue order agent inserts it, which causes the system to short out and activate the self-destruct, which the rogue agent installed to prevent the mind-control device from falling into chaos hands.
Episode ends with rogue forces driving away from burning wreckage that was one an abandoned office complex, the order agent has the rogue order agent tied/chained/duct taped to an office chair, and the two chaos agents have a tearful farewell before going their separate ways.
I forgot to bring this up earlier, but the three houses have their own mottos that were made long ago, during the first major shift of mankinds mass-consciousness which the three houses made a mess of because of infighting.
For Chaos it's:
Vacuus sceptrum illic est nusquam ut insurgo obviam
Without rules there is nothing to rebel against
For Order it's:
Vacuus perturbo ordo plumbum ut nex
Without disruption order leads to death
For Balance it's:
Capit a tertius trutino duos
It takes a third to balance two
Scene 7Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 20, 2011 Episode 5 starts with the apparent assassination of the leaders of the three houses. The Order commander and the Chaos person of high regard were discussing the results of episode 4 (which took place the day before) when Chaos' house is blown up and Order's office is hit with a missile. The Balance leader was observing the meeting, saw the destruction and was too busy calling in emergency response teams to notice a man entering the office and open fire with a large machine gun. The Balance leader's cat, however, escapes unharmed, which is important for later on.
Our three heroes were busy filling out debriefing paperwork when they got the news. Chaos was having trouble drawing bunnies in the little text boxes on the standard Order field operations statement forms. Order was complaining about how useless Chaos requirements were, like how does using interpretive dance explain the methodology of processing casework? And can anyone provide adequate descriptions of suspects using Jazz? Balance used his forms to make origami frogs.
All three get calls on their cell phones at the same time informing them of the assassinations. Before Chaos and Order can run off to their respective organizations to see what's what, Balance convinces them that all houses will have their own top-notch investigators on the scene. What's needed is a different perspective. He reminds them that they never would have stopped the rogue order agent's nefarious schemes without their combined unique viewpoints. He suggests Order investigates the Chaos bombing, Chaos look into the Balance shooting and he will see if he can find anything interesting with the Order missile attack.
The first half of the story follows them individually as they gather information at the scene of the crimes. It should be noted that the house teams investigating do a good job, in their own way, but our heroes are able to spot a few clues due to their different take on the matter.
Second half of the episode has them following their clues to the same location, where they meet Chaos' former partner and former Order double agent who is now working for Balance and tries to convince them to stop investigating as they'll only interfere with the professionals from each house.
It should be noted that from this point on the Chaos ex-partner double agent will show up once in several more episodes, always working for a new faction every time. The Order ex-partner double agent will also show up a few times as he tries to subvert other villains evil schemes to his own ends, but he'll probably show up dead sooner or later which will lead our trio on a mission to find out what he was up to.
In the climax of the episode they track down the man who gunned down the Balance leader as he tries to kill the cat that got away. Seems the cat is more important than he thought, and whoever it is that's giving the orders (they mysterious man who preceeded the rogue order agent) has given him 24 hours to kill the cat or get killed himself.
After capturing the assassin the chaos ex-partner double agent runs off with the cat while our three heroes secure the assassin and head off to Order HQ, which has the most secure holding cells.
Scene 8Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 20, 2011 Episode 6 starts exactly where episode 5 ended. As our trio heads to Order's car (Order is the only one with a car, Chaos grabs rides randomly and Balance just sort of shows up, no vehicle in sight) they are shot at.
The entire episode is them trying to get the assassin to one of the Houses secure facilities while the assassin's former associates try to kill him before he can talk. While showing off each agent's peculiar talents we'll also have an opportunity to re-encounter people from the first three episodes and discover that some of them are working for this new secret society. We'll also run into Chaos' ex-partner double agent who is now working for the highway patrol and tries to give them a speeding ticket while they're racing through the streets with gunmen in hot pursuit.
As the chase reaches its climax the trio arrive at Order's holding facility and deliver their barely conscious prisoner to a holding cell, where he promptly disappears.
Scene 9Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 20, 2011 Episode 7 starts with our heroes walking through a public market/flea market trying to figure out what's going on. Not only did their prisoner disappear but the two Order agents who escorted them to the holding cell honestly don't remember having done so.
While the Order agent recalls various clues she picked up during the chase, the Chaos agent buys random things that are somehow associated with what Order is talking about. For example, Order noticed that all of their assailants wore black t-shirts, so Chaos buys the first black item she sees. As they do this Balance uses his happenstance manipulation to get numerous food items. When Order is done detailing her collected facts Chaos goes through her collection of oddities while they eat the food and builds a conceptual map, half of which corresponds with what they've already gone through and the other half seeming to lead to something.
Scene 10Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 21, 2011 Episode 7, the second half, follows our trio as they try to follow the eccentric path established by the Chaos Agent at the flea market. The trail seems to take them to random locations where they encounter various agents of the three houses. Through discussions with these agents it is learned that most agents fear the houses are collapsing from the rapid changes mankind is going through. This is why many agents are forming new factions with agents from other houses. There are also rumors of a new "house" being formed outside the usual circle of suspects. The only thing known about this new organization is they seem to be recruiting agents of questionable moral character and it's name is "The Conglomerate."
The climax of the show comes when the trio follow all the leads they collected and find themselves trapped by everybody they talked to earlier, who are double agents working for the Conglomerate. Some fast talking exploiting the confusing nature of philosophically enhanced covert agencies allow our heroes to escape, but they now have even bigger questions to wrestle with.
Scene 11Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 21, 2011 Episode 8 starts with Confused Agent (the ex-partner of Chaos Agent who isn't sure who he's working for anymore) sneaking into a hospital with the cat he ran off with in episode 5. Not really sure what he's doing, Confused Agent works his way through the hospital during the opening credits while his own exciting mental theme music plays, eventually ending up at the bed of a brain dead patient on life support and places the cat on the body. The patient suddenly comes to life, choking on the breathing equipment. After freeing himself from life support the patient instructs Confused Agent (who's more than a little freaked out by this) to get a wheelchair so they can make their escape before the hospital staff can interfere because there's a lot to do.
The first half of the show presents our three heroes at home doing what they consider to be normal activities. Chaos is "painting" an elaborate trompe-l'oeil mural on a big wall across the street using a paintball sniper rifle. Order is working on a large organizational chart of everything that's happened since episode one while sorting her socks by thread count. Balance is recording music by playing various instruments one at a time while looping the tracks and playing with a kitten who keeps climbing onto the instruments. They are talking to each other through an internet chat, discussing what they should do next. After much wordplay, snappy patter and puns, they decide to collect the official investigation reports from their respective houses and meet to go over them. The first half of this episode ends with a brief montage showing each agent being abducted while out and about by Confused Agent.
The second half opens with the trio being escorted through a door to meet the new #1 of Balance, who is the patient we saw earlier, and the cat. He is working on light weights, trying to rebuild the muscles this body lost during the long coma. He explains that all house leaders are rather hard to kill, and he suspects the other two are alive as well considering no remains were found, something left out of the reports to keep the assassins off balance. Unfortunately, the other two house leaders are also in hiding, so he asks our heroes to find them and bring them back.
They investigate the Chaos leader's bombed house first. Without the official investigation team getting in the way the Order Agent is able to deduce how the leader escaped the explosion and find some clues as to where she might have fled to. Next they go to the wreckage of the Order Leader's office where Chaos finds the leaders secret escape chute through free-form word association. They ride the chute to a secret garage, minus the car, where they find clues as to where Order Leader might have gone. Balance figures out that if they put all the clues together they'll find both leaders went to the same place and they head off.
Next scene is them in a frozen wasteland during a blizzard. Nothing is there except a scraggly tree and a burned-out shack. In the shack is a 1950's brochure for a resort in Jamaica.
Next scene has our heroes in Jamaica chasing an elderly gardener and maid who duck into a room to hide. Inside the room is the newlywed couple we saw in episode 4, who object to being interrupted so rudely. The argument attracts the attentions of our heroes who enter the room and find the Order Leader disguised as the maid and the Chaos Leader disguised as the gardener. A three-way argument breaks out as our heroes try to get the leaders to tell them what's going on while the newlyweds recognize Order and Chaos Agents and get paranoid about what these two weirdoes are doing harassing the resort's servants, who they still want to report to the manager for barging in like they did. I figure we could get the manager, hotel security, more staff and other guests into the room before this scene is over.
The climax of the show is when the agents get all three leaders together and get the straight story. The Order Leader really did think the Chaos Agent would do a better job of finding the rogue, but also wanted to keep the true origins of the rogue's plans secret. Chaos Leader suspected something much bigger than a single rogue agent was going on, and it was more than one House could handle, so she got the Order Agent involved knowing that would not only bring in the House of Order but also Balance, who always gets involved when the Order and Chaos meet.
By following the trio's investigations, using Confused Agent as their secret spy (secret even to him) they uncovered the existence of "The Conglomerate" and it's aggressive recruiting program that targets the more criminally-minded agents of the three houses. They were in the process of deciding what to do next when the attacks hit and decided to hide out to see what The Conglomerate would do next.
The location of The Conglomerate's base of operations is discovered when Confused Agent reveals a hotel key he found from the assassins who were chasing our heroes in episode 6 (Confused Agent has this thing about "Precious Little Things" and is always examining and collecting them) and our heroes are assigned to investigate. And yes, the leaders are fully aware that this "investigation" could erupt into total pandemonium, which could also be useful to learn more about who is involved and how they operate.
Scene 12Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 21, 2011 Episode 9 should be a lot of fun. The entire episode follows our heroes as they investigate the hotel and The Conglomerate as they investigate our heroes.
It starts off with Order Agent stealing a maids outfit and checking out rooms while cleaning them. Conglomerate agents spot her right away and follow her progress closely, which distracts them from noticing Chaos Agent as she studies them while they observe Order Agent. The upper echelon of The Conglomerate see what's happening and focus on Chaos Agent while Order Agent is studying how the bosses gather information. Balance Agent keeps switching things around so the Conglomerate agents go from watching Order to monitoring Chaos to being highly suspicious of their leaders personal agents who are shadowing Balance while Confused Agent seems to get in everybody's way, and so it goes through several layers of intrigue and misdirection that thoroughly confuse The Conglomerate enough for our heroes to infiltrate the secret headquarters, capture the top brass, and box up all of The Conglomerate's top security equipment and have it fed-ex'd to the trio's secret base. Complications arise when they try to smuggle the top brass out but they manage to escape although without their prisoners.
Scene 13Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 21, 2011 Episode 10 starts with our heroes in their secret base (what should their base be? Let the community decide) going over all of the computers, data storage, lab equipment and antique astrological devices they stole from The Conglomerate.
They learn that The Conglomerate is controlled by one man, though not who that man is, and their ultimate goal is nothing less than the complete destruction of the three Houses. They also run across hints that the three Houses are actually controlled by metaphysical beings, or the mass-subconscious of mankind, or aliens, or cats. All of these "wild" theories have popped up in earlier episodes when our heroes talked to other agents in their investigations, but now they're finding out The Conglomerate has been uncovering real evidence that supports all of these theories to varying degrees.
In private notes found in a hand-written journal by one of The Conglomerate bosses they find an account of the discovery of a secret fourth house. When the man in charge of The Conglomerate heard of this fourth house he ordered his lieutenants to continue on with their main plans but to also investigate this further, in secret from the rank and file agents, but to never put any mention of it on computers or anything electronic.
Greatly intrigued, our heroes go to the place where The Conglomerate believes the Fourth House originates. Where this is and what the fourth house does should be generated by the community. We can add clues and events relating to the Fourth House throughout the series and during the final confrontation.
The climax of the episode is when our heroes arrive at the location and find The Conglomerate is already there preparing an assault. Our trio capture some top lieutenants, The Conglomerate captures one or two of our heroes, the standoff becomes dangerously tense, but the man in charge of The Conglomerate (Caleb?) shows up. Words are exchanged, details of plans are revealed, and the man in charge gloats about how his schemes to destroy the three houses have already gone into action and it's too late for our heroes to stop any of it.
The show ends with The Conglomerate forces storming the Fourth House's headquarters.
Scene 14Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 21, 2011 Episode 11 starts with a montage of The Conglomerate leader's gloating about destroying the three Houses, our heroes talking about how The Conglomerate planned to take out Order, Chaos and Balance, footage of these events taking place, and The Conglomerate forces storming the Fourth House headquarters.
As the man in charge of the Conglomerate (let's go with Caleb for now, but it doesn't have to be him) enters the headquarters with his lieutenants and our captive heroes following, they find themselves in Bar Karma, much to the surprise of Dayna, James and Doug. This really bothers Caleb, and the longer they stay there trying to figure out what happened the more Caleb loses it. None of the Bar Karma people know anything about a Fourth House, and what little The Conglomerate learned portrayed the Fourth House as something immense yet small, very important to mankind yet trivial.
James thinks everybody was brought here because what each of them decides to do next could have earth-shattering repercussions. Caleb insists it's way past that, as he's destroyed the three Houses and assumed control of mankind's destiny, so there has to be another reason for them to be in the bar. Our heroes, not involved in the big picture arguments, amuse themselves by tormenting the lieutenants with logic conundrums, metaphysical puzzles and suspicious non sequiturs.
Throughout all of this our heroes gradually inform Caleb, bit by bit, how they've unraveled his plans. Using flashbacks and cut scenes they detail how they placed elements of disruptions in the path of The Conglomerate's plans before traveling to the Fourth House assumed location. Like changing the locations of the commando strikes against numerous Chaos bases to the locations of secret Conglomerate cells that are only known to the top ranking lieutenants while Chaos watches from a safe distance. Or informing the support crew for the assault on Order's HQ that the tanks, jeeps and other vehicles all run on recycled vegetable oil as part of the new "Destroy the Old Ways but Save the Earth" mission statement, thus rendering all the vehicles inoperable and Order forces close in on them. And as for the teams of deadly ninja assassins sent to kill everybody at Balance HQ, remember that mind-control device they grabbed in episode 4? Cut scene to the teams of deadly ninja assassins at an amusement park handing out balloons and ice cream while singing Gilbert & Sullivan songs.
As Caleb learns of his plans falling apart he loses it. Decides to throw mankind off the path to enlightenment by killing the individuals who are currently playing key roles that will eventually steer mankind toward the ultimate goal.
He orders his lieutenants to execute Plan Train Wreck and they leave Bar Karma, followed closely by our heroes.
Scene 15Scene submitted by palenoueScene submitted on April 21, 2011 Episode 12 starts off with a montage of Caleb's lieutenants trying to kill all of the cameo people we've met before during this series but they are always stopped by our three heroes. As this is happening the show cuts back to Bar Karma as Caleb gloats about things like how killing the newlyweds will prevent thier child from growing up and starting a new art movement that reaches closer to the soul while James explains it won't make any difference, someone will come up with it eventually, all this killing will do is maybe delay the inevitable.
This continues on until all of the lieutenants are defeated and our heroes return to Bar Karma to capture Caleb. In desperation Caleb shoots James and Order Agent, tries to escape through the door but keeps coming back. Still shooting (and maybe hitting someone else in the arm or leg) he keeps trying other doors but they're all locked. In his panic he fails to notice he's opening the "bad" door and gets sucked in.
As our heroes, Dayna and Doug treat the wounded the jukebox starts playing something ironic, like "If I could turn back time" or something that fits the scene, because the people who where hurt find themselves suddenly whole, as if they were never shot, though they definitely remember it.
As they struggle to figure out what happened, while pouring themselves some straight shots, they gradually begin to notice the jukebox is skipping songs. Playing individual words from different songs, the jukebox starts to talk to them, and the more it talks the more the song snippets mesh until it's a single song that pauses when the people speak and sings it's responses as lyrics when they stop talking.
The jukebox informs them that it is a part of the Fourth House, that it rewound time because James and Order Agent were not supposed to die (and it healed the person shot in the arm because it wouldn't be fair to leave them out) and that this sort of thing has happened twice before in the evolution of mankinds consciousness/spirit and the Fourth House was created to keep it from getting out of hand like it did the previous too times.
The show ends with the jukebox refusing to tell anyone what, exactly, the Fourth House does or how it operates, but begs our three heroes to join them. Because of their efforts, the trio prevented this upheaval from becoming a bloodbath like it did the other two times, something the Fourth House didn't think was possible.
The show ends with our heroes resigning from their Houses, in their own special way. Order turns in numerous forms and has a military-type official dismissal. Chaos leads her blindfolded superior to the mural she was painting and with a flourish removes the blindfold. The leader is impressed and while admiring the artwork notices a small image in the painting of the Chaos Agent pulling a suitcase and walking away around a corner while waving goodbye. The leader turns around to say something and sees the Chaos Agent far down the street, doing the same goodbye scene as in the painting. Balance agent approaches his leader with his Balance House jacket (or tie or whatever they wear while in their HQ) folded up in one hand and a small basket in the other. He simply says "Sir? I'm leaving. Here is my jacket and my kitten." He places both on the desk and we see a cute little kitten in the basket. Leader says something along the lines of "Oh? Sorry to see you go. Do visit sometime." then returns to his paperwork. Before Balance turns to leave he gives the kitten one last rub behind the ears and says "So long Nubbins. Hope you get a better agent next time."
Final shot is the three at some scenic location wondering what they're supposed to be doing now. None of them have heard a thing from the Fourth House since they agreed to join and left the bar. As they are discussing the possibility that they're supposed to find the Fourth House as an initiation test, Confused Agent arrives in a pizza delivery car and tells them he's now working for a pizza place and he's supposed to deliver to that location. He takes payment (with tip), hugs Chaos Agent, and leaves. The trio open the box and start to eat the pizza, which has some weird yet delicious toppings on it, like grilled cheese sandwich and sushi rolls. As they're eating they notice writing on the inside top of the box which tells them of their first mission, but they don't read it out loud, only comment on individual parts like "Toronto?" "Stuffed Giraffes?" "Ten million in diamonds?" and the series ends.