UPDATED with review! Do you feel like it’s been too long since you’ve seen a Training Room video? I have some good news for you then: Next Global Crisis has just released the 17th episode in the series, and it features fan favorite and all around hottie Bluebird.
The last time we saw Bluebird was in Training Room 14. In spite of her tremendous success rate in Training Room scenarios, she was passed over for promotion to full operative status in favor of the duplicitous Angel. So, Bluebird has to continue to toil away in training, and she is pitted against a drone. Why a drone? Because there are currently no others trainees available to fight at this time. Why are there no other trainees? That would be telling.
The fight starts and Bluebird is very much in control. She quickly puts the drone down. However, as in their previous appearance, the drones abilities can be increased to a higher level. The battle against the drone continues and gets tougher and tougher, but Bluebird has just enough strength to eek out a win. Impressed, but far from satisfied, the computer informs Bluebird that she now gets to fight two drones. It’s at this point where we learn the computer has developed quite a negative attitude towards Bluebird. The fighting resumes and revealing any more would go into pretty heavy spoiler territory, so I will stop commenting on the specific story here.
This is my favorite type of Training Room video, one that serves as part smackdown, part narrative. The fight choreography is excellent as usual, and this episode reveals quite a bit about the current status of Elite Force. While I wouldn’t call it a “peril” movie, Bluebird does spend a great deal of the episode on the receiving end of things. Those of you who like stomach punches will probably find a great deal to like here. There is a short strangulation scene, but besides that there is not a ton here for the fetish crowd. Actually, there is one more thing. Bluebird removes her own boots in the episode. I know HM has plenty of readers who like a good de-booting.
So there you have it, another all around good effort by the NGC team. Obviously, this episode is carried by the actress who plays Bluebird, and I don’t think she has ever looked better. The storytelling in this episode is top notch and adds another layer of intrigue to the continuing Next Global Crisis storyline.