In the twenty-seventh chapter of Deadline, I AM ENTIRELY UNSURE WHETHER I SHOULD BE HAPPY OR INCREDIBLY TERRIFIED, AND THEN THAT MAKES ME FEEL ALL WEIRD INSIDE. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to finish Deadline.
I TOTALLY FELL FOR IT. FOR AT LEAST HALF OF THE CHAPTER. IT WASN’T UNTIL THAT LINE ABOUT EYES AND ONE-WAY GLASS THAT I THINK I ALMOST HIT MYSELF? I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. IT JUST DID.
WHAT THE FUCK!!!! WHAT THE FUCK OH MY GOD. Wait!!!! I don’t know how to feel except that I am supremely fucked up!!!!!!! HOW IS THIS FUCKING POSSIBLE? WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME FOR THIS OCCURRING? CAN I ASSUME THIS IS IN REAL TIME OR ARE WE FLASHING BACK OR IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE I’M MISSING? OF COURSE THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE. THERE ALWAYS IS.
Oh my god, does this mean Georgia is a clone? Or did she somehow survive the gunshot that Shaun put in her head??? I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE IS BETTER AND WHICH ONE IS WORSE???? Why am I ending all of these sentences with question marks??? I’VE LOST CONTROL OF MY LIFE.
Y’all, BOTH MASONS SURVIVED DEADLINE. DO YOU REALIZE HOW AMAZING THAT IS IN AND OF ITSELF? I certainly thought Shaun was a dead man, but he miraculously survived exposure to live Kellis-Amberlee, and now we find out that, somehow, Georgia Mason is alive, too. BUT THE CDC HAS HER? THAT IS NOT GOOD. THAT IS ACTUALLY VERY BAD NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT. Will they use her as collateral? As a ransom? THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS THAT THIS CAN POTENTIALLY GO COMPLETELY WRONG. I DON’T LIKE IT.
Oh my god, what a fucking cliffhanger. I am so happy I get to start reading Blackout next week. I don’t know that I could have handled an ending like this in real time. Hell, everything that happened before chapter twenty-six was bad enough! We don’t know who’s behind all the attacks, the global experimentation, or the terrorism. We don’t know how the Second Rising started. And we don’t know how Shaun survived. AND NOW GEORGIA’S ALIVE?
I am so done. DONE.
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