NGC’s Season 3, Side Mission 2: “Brainwash”

by Sidekick

NGC SM2 Brainwash 1 175x98 NGCs Season 3, Side Mission 2: BrainwashWhat’s the meaning of life? Is there a God? Why won’t HM watch “Game of Thrones” no matter how much I pester him? All good questions, but none are as important as what the heck has been happening with Bluebird this past year? Let’s find out with my review of Season 3, Side Mission 2.

[Beware spoilers!] The film opens on an unconscious Bluebird. She is barefoot, her tights are partially shredded, and she’s tied up to a chair with ropes. She wakes up and through a voice over we learn she doesn’t quite remember how she got in this predicament. And then Eliza Rose shows up to remind her. Actually, the first thing Eliza does is untie Bluebird’s feet. A weird thing to do for an arch nemesis. Eliza even politely suggests that they leave together.

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Bluebird looks unsure of herself and the entire situation which causes her to flashback to the beating she received last season. And when the flashback ends, Bluebird attacks Eliza. She hits a volley of punches and kicks but Eliza dodges a shot and retaliates with a knee to the head and a kick to the stomach. Bluebird hits a backhand, a punch, and then a kick and seems to have Eliza on the ropes until Eliza utters the word “slave.”

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This freezes Bluebird in mid-punch and Eliza just stands there and taunts Bluebird, even offering her a free hit. But Bluebird is frozen in place and Eliza hits her a few times and then wraps her hand over Bluebird’s mouth for several moments. Eliza follows that with some stomach punches that drop Bluebird to her feet. Eliza then gets on the ground and wraps leg scissors around Bluebird’s throat and starts to squeeze her. And at this point we get a short flashback that shows Eliza injecting Bluebird with a syringe. A syringe filled with a drug that makes Bluebird easier to control. But this injection hasn’t always worked as we see in another flashback where Bluebird fights through the effects of this drug only to take a good beating from Eliza.

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Back in the present, Eliza lets Bluebird sit up and wraps her up in a choke hold. She then tells Bluebird that this kind of thing has been happening every single day and that she wasn’t the only one taking part in the action. We get another flashback this time of Bluebird taking on Katia and it does not go well for our heroine. Katia catches one of Bluebird’s punches and then she just starts bitch slapping the heroine. She then sticks her knee into Bluebird’s back and yanks her arms behind her. She then picks her up off the ground and delivers a series of chops to the stomach. She then squeezes Bluebird’s head with her hands. But not like Gregor Clegane would squeeze a head. HA! A Game of Throne’s reference. Suck it, HM!

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Soon after Katia uses the word “slave” several times, and Bluebird just stands there defenseless as Katia keeps hitting chops to her upper chest. Katia then picks up Bluebird in a bearhug then turns her around and puts her in a choke hold that leaves Bluebird unconscious. We then cut back to the present with Bluebird and Eliza and we are at the point where I can’t spoil the canon ending. Actually, I won’t spoil a moment of either ending as I liked both of them a lot.

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I have to imagine that this is going to be one of the more popular NGC releases with fans. Not only does NGC’s most popular heroine get beaten down physically, but you also get small glimpses of months of mental torment as her will is slowly taken away from her. It’s a phenomenal piece of work by all parties involved and the continuation of a storyline that’s been running for a year now.

Every time I take a guess at what I think is going to happen in the NGC storyline, I’m always wrong. But I have to believe we are going to see an evil Bluebird this season. Maybe “evil” is too strong a word but I think you get my point. Does that mean we could see fights like Bluebird vs Celestia? Bluebird vs Athena? Bluebird vs Miss Freedom? God, I hope so.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chris June 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Looks Awesome & love that she has had her Boots removed :)
Would love to see Miss Freedom in her original costume suffer the same fate ;)

2 Greg S June 3, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Oh boy, been waiting a long time for this one :)

3 Next Global Crisis June 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

Well the boots are actually a clue to help with time periods. This is actually set over three different points in Bluebird’s year from hell.

Miss Freedom’s original costume is somewhat falling to pieces now (a lot of punishment) but we are working on something new I’m sure you’ll love. A weakened Miss Freedom in the hands of Eliza Rose? Would that be popular?

4 Raiderman June 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

Yes to Miss Freedom in a weakened state and being women handled by a villainess or even better by one of her teammates in elite force.

5 Next Global Crisis June 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

I think I could probably manage that. I should think there are other heroines lining up to show Miss Freedom a thing or two.

Meanwhile, did you see these? http://nextglobalcrisis.com/2014/06/side-mission-2-first-previews/

There’ll be 12 more at the site in the next 48 hours.

6 Bill June 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Eliza Rose is delightfully wicked…putting a weakened Miss Freedom before her would be like throwing fresh meat to a lioness. Yum!

7 SG FAN June 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Quote NGC: A weakened Miss Freedom in the hands of Eliza Rose? Would that be popular?

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Miss Freedom and to see her helpless at the hands of a villainess would be excellent. I loved her Secret Defeat Series!

I’m definitely getting this one with Bluebird. Fighting, bondage, hosed legs on display ;) Looks great and I can’t wait to see it.

8 Next Global Crisis June 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hehe! I thought people liked seeing Miss Freedom’s endless victories, I’m shocked!

Bluebird is, as ever, excellent here as we show 3 different points in her captivity and a slow psychological defeat made possible by daily torment and two malicious villainesses.

9 Greg S June 5, 2014 at 10:12 pm

My vote is for an Athena/Eliza Rose showdown. Miss Freedom already had her mutli-video story arc and Athena and Eliza also have a bit of history already. Give Athena her time to shine!

10 Brad June 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm

I agree somewhat with Greg S that another superheroine should be involved. I think it would be amusing to see one of the weaker, struggling heroines (such as Athena) rescue Miss Freedom from a foe that had been dominating Miss Freedom. Even better, we could have Athena defeat Miss Freedom’s opponent in combat after Miss Freedom failed. The embarrassment and confusion this would cause for Miss Freedom would be funny.

Of course, I’d also love to see a lot more of Erica Lynn, as well. She has an interesting power set, great personality, and the woman who plays her looks magnificent (personal opinion).

11 Fabio June 6, 2014 at 12:08 am

I second Erica Lynn, she needs a movie thats gonna make her shine. Actually she shined pretty great in her debut video. Im just a huge fan of hers as well and I feel she needs to be involved in a perilous situation against miss suppresion or eliza, or both? Honestly throw in any of your heroines and Im sure it will be great. But I think the belly punching trio needs to make a strong return, why not with erica lynn?

12 Next Global Crisis June 6, 2014 at 3:21 am

Well on the subject of Miss Suppression, I was going to mention this in my email but it’s as good here too, she is going away for a bit very soon. So if anyone wants to see her squash another heroine (or get squashed by one!) then I’d like to hear from you really by the end of this weekend because we don’t have long. I can offer VERY competitive rates.

I’m also agreed about doing more with both Athena and Erica. Again, if you want to speed up that process then send me an email about it. The nature of telling the story is that we move from one character to the next but I can imagine for you guys it might feel a little slow if you have a specific favourite.

13 SG FAN June 6, 2014 at 6:50 am

Third here for either another Athena story or even better, Athena and Miss Freedom story :)

It be awesome for them to overcome a villainess (who of course puts them through some nice peril first hehe).

14 Beast June 6, 2014 at 7:40 am

Magenta? ( sorry i have to try!)

15 Beast June 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

slave!!!!
Loved great video!!! very original torture! Bluebird vs Eliza i think it is the most iconic rivalry of the NGC universe.

16 Bill June 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Just finished watching SM02 and was very impressed! I am eager to see how this plot line develops. Will Bluebird succumb and come totally under the control of the Darkhearts, possibly to be used as a weapon against the other Elite Force heroines, defeating them and forcing them to become part of Rose’s cadre of attack babes?

17 Next Global Crisis June 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

First of all, thanks very much to Sidekick for his review. I’m pleased that everybody so far seems to have worked out the whole idea. You never know at the shoot if it will really work so I’m gratified that it has.

There was mention on one of our threads recently about doing more with the psychological side of defeat, luckily I knew that this was in the pipe-line and I hope we’ve answered that call today.

I love the idea of ‘Rose’s Cadre of Attack Babes’… I can’t confirm this is what will happen other than to say things get really nasty.

18 yolho June 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

i really like the game of thrones references and got me thinking with the comments above an athena arc story, so maybe you could have athena in a GoT realm of story and have her fight in those kinda arenas too.

19 Greg S June 7, 2014 at 12:35 am

Awesome! My favorite SH storyline ever, glad to see it will be continuing even longer! The psychological element really heightens the peril beyond anything else I’ve seen. Bluebird isn’t just at risk of being ko’d or even killed, she’s at risk of a fate far worse than death. The well established hatred between Bluebird and Eliza also makes her looming defeat even more devastating.

I loved the opening, with Eliza untying BB and playing some mind games. There was a moment there where the confused BB was almost ready to accept that Eliza was on her side. She can’t hold out forever…

Great performances from BB and Eliza. BB nailed everything like always, and Eliza is perfect at portraying her sadistic glee. I get the impression there is nothing Eliza enjoys more than toying with BB like a cat playing with a mouse. While I feel like a full strength BB could probably edge Eliza in a fight, Katia has made it clear that BB wouldn’t stand a chance, she’s always very imposing in her fight scenes.

The fight scenes were great, they had plenty of action but also illustrated that while BB may have some fight left, she is certainly fading. I loved the hand smother as a new wrinkle, with so many fight scenes every bit of ambitious creativity is appreciated. Also I liked that you did the head scissors with the thighs choking instead of the shins, it looked much more legitimate. BB being trained to freeze at “slave!” was a cool idea. I can’t wait to see what will happen next, BB’s clearly inching toward total submission to Eliza. If BB transitions from hating Eliza with a passion to wanting to serve Eliza, that will be the biggest character evolution I’ve ever seen in this genre- kudos to doing an amazing job pulling it off!

20 Derek June 7, 2014 at 5:46 am

The final still above says it al. Bluebird, shredded tights, heavily roped ankles and chained wrists, beaten and unconscious – oh yeah!

21 Next Global Crisis June 7, 2014 at 7:00 am

@yolho – You mean fight in some medieval castle somewhere? We do have a few of those but it might be a bit cold for her in that skimpy costume.

@Greg S – Great comments, thanks. I try as hard as I can to make the films a bit more interesting than just a fight as often as possible. I had to cross my fingers that people would understand this one okay and they really have so I’m delighted. Character development is very important to me but it is only possible if the actresses are prepared to stick around for the long haul, as has been the case with Bluebird. I’m not going to give away where this will lead, often clues are available in other films Bluebird isn’t in. We’ve shot a couple ahead in this grudge though and I can say that the future is terrifying!

@Derek – It does rather, but Bluebird is the most resilient of any of the heroines, surely she can come back?

22 Sloan June 7, 2014 at 7:01 am

There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe this production. Andrew and the folks at NGC have outdone themselves….again!

Sloan

23 Next Global Crisis June 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

@Sloan – Thank you very much. I think I’m more likely to get a headache than a big head though. I’ve got another unrelated film project taking up some more of my time now, but if I can think of ways to surpass what we’ve already done then I’ll make every effort to do so.

24 Paul June 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

Didn’t really care for this…

It was just the same stuff we’ve seen before, nothing new. Didn’t really care for the “flashback” thing either. It just interrupted the fight between Eliza and BB, which just screwed up the pace. It was felt really short, and I know that its a side mission, but even some of the other side missions would have something going on that made it feel longer or more interesting than it was. The only think good about this was the fighting, which never looks bad in NGC, but its nothing we haven’t seen before, and also BB’s eye rolling KOs. Other than that, I wouldn’t recommend this one. You can pretty much figure out the story from the name of the video and see all the best points via the images shown. No surprises here and nothing new, but if you want to know the story you can pretty much just figure it out from the name/trailers/images, and if you want to see BB get KO’d go watch Side Mission 11 instead of getting this, its way better…

25 SG FAN June 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm

I loved this episode!

The opening shot of Bluebird out, tied up in her stocking feet, with chains around her wrists, such a good set up. Her exhausted pose along with ripped tights shows that things have been bad for BB. The way Eliza toyed with her was also great, showing that BB is starting to crack. The fighting was well done as usual, I particularly enjoyed the sleeper holds and bear hug. Also nice that BB is being chemically affected as well.

One thing I’d love to see in a future vid is a heroine chained up. Nothing too heavy but something akin to WW in the old TV show. She had two great scenes where she was bound in chains. Athena, BB, or Miss Freedom would look great weak and bound like that.

It was a great vid NGC and look forward to what’s coming next (F/F is always a plus)

26 Tim June 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Love watching bluebird struggle for air. Maybe some drowning torture in a chamber filling with water or gas soon?

27 Next Global Crisis June 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

@SG FAN – Glad you enjoyed it, you never know what’s coming in future so perhaps a dastardly fate will fall the others too. However, they’ve got different kinds of trouble to deal with first.

@Tim – An interesting thought, though insurance for drowning torture might be hard to get, a willing actress could be tricky also…

28 Mark June 8, 2014 at 7:51 am

I’m with Paul somewhat with this one. I mean, it’s the usual you expect from NGC – stunning and talented actresses / actors, great quality filming, convincing combat, and the same moves / holds again ad nauseum, the latter which is the problem. SM 1 I enjoyed, but since BB 2020 Part 3, it’s all been a bit too much same old, same old in my eyes. Unlike Heroine Legends, who have experimented with different formats (story driven, and the HK series which is just like the old NGC Training Rooms but turned up to eleven), elements of peril etc., it just feels like the NGC ‘Universe’ is, at the moment anyway, stuck in repeat.

I keep supporting the brand ‘blindly’ at the moment, but I’m hoping there are some new ideas or something fresh on the way soon, or that may change.

29 James June 8, 2014 at 11:39 am

I’ll second ( third ? ) another film with Erica Lynn – unbelievably hot actress/costume, and the power set gives you room for all sorts of plot twists. I’d also love to see Miss Freedom taken down by Eliza, if possible in the most unexpected way you can think of. And, yes, Magenta ( asking’s for free ) : )

I enjoyed the episode for all the reasons I love Bluebird/Eliza beatdowns : when the fight has a history, the peril element matters more. And I like the way Bluebird’s not getting out of this easily, and it would be fun to see her turned to the dark side for a bit.

30 James June 8, 2014 at 11:41 am

Also like the idea of chains : maybe if Eliza could get her hands on Miss Freedom, she’d need something quite heavy duty to hold her down ?

31 Next Global Crisis June 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Well as longs as these heavy chains ain’t too heavy because I’ve got to take them to the shoot!

To allay any fears of going ‘stale’… (we’ve been doing this 5 years, this one was actually quite innovative in terms of psychology) We are soon to embark on a new set of films in which there will be a big say from our members and well-wishers on the outcome and what happens. If you imagine our Training Room, but with glory and abject defeat at stake… turned up to ohh I dunno, 12? Then this is something you’ll want to see.

I am accepting custom orders today to get this going. These will be cheap as we’re going to share the cost with you. For more details email me at: nextglobalcrisis@gmail.com

If you really want to see Eliza take on Miss Freedom, or Erica, or see any other combination of characters go at it, this is your chance. I doubt you’ll find a more competitive custom rate compared with what you get at the end.

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