Episode 6 of The Last Kingdom Season 5 starts with Stiorra and Sigtryggr marching on Edward and his army, intending to attack from the high hills. Edward meanwhile, is aware of what the Danes are planning and intends to sacrifice around 300 men to circle around and take out their vanguard.
Something I love about this episode is how much Amos and Clarissa we got. Not only did we see them start to journey to, hopefully, safety, we get to see them take a look inside themselves. Neither one of them is perfect. In fact, they both have done a lot of bad things, although sometimes for what they believe is the right thing. I love that Amos realizes he needs to get back to his crew, because he is a better person when with them.
Bobbie (Frankie Adams) and Alex (Cas Anvar) confront the collapse of Mars as they chase a shadowy cabal with ties to terrorists and criminals. Holden (Steven Strait) wrestles with the consequences of his own past with the Protomolecule, the aliens who built it, and the mystery of what killed them.
Drummer (Cara Gee), with a new crew, fights to escape who and what she used to be. And Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), refusing to be relegated to the sidelines, fights to prevent a terrorist attack unrivaled in history.
In exchange for having the portrait done, Krakow agrees to help Axe along with his other major scheme for this season, opening a bank. It's an easy trade for Axe to make, and Krakow's clearly happy just to have a tribute to himself; he just doesn't want a cubist approach. He's makes it clear that he's got no interest in a painting that would put his left eye anywhere near his scrotum.
They begin to explain to the crew what is going on, which leads to a new plan, of sending Penny 23 to the moon. Without his traveling powers, this is dangerous, but desperate times call for desperate measures. The first attempt goes very badly, but the next time loop leads to a new plan, moving the Earth instead.
It turns out, that the perfume made by Jane Chatwin is what has enabled them to be in a time loop. This leads to Stoppard offering to send Eliot and Margo 48 hours into the past to prevent this whole situation. Except there is a problem. Something is preventing time magic from working at all, something ancient.
This escalates to a door appearing out of nowhere, with a heart drawn on it. Eliot keeps trying to resist, but the more Eliot self-medicates, the worse it gets. Ultimately (and thankfully,) Margo asks him what is going on and Eliot believes the monster is still inside him. Margo believes he refuses to face what he did while possessed, and insists on carrying on by herself until he faces his demons.
The reason for the time loop has to do with the fact that the moon hitting the earth eliminated those sigils made by the whales, causing the Kraken to awaken. The whales are ultimately no help, but Eliot goes back to the group to tell them what he has learned so far.
In an effort to sign more artists, Cookie and Lucious make a bet to see who can find someone first. While Lucious bets on the chance to meet an up and coming rapper in a high stakes poker game, Cookie takes to the streets to find untapped talent in a set of auditions. Meanwhile, Hakeem refuses to leave the studio when his rage inspires what he considers his best music yet and Jamal finds himself at a crossroads when Becky claims he's spending too much time with Kai.
Even so, Legends did what Legends always does. It took an absolutely absurd concept and used it to get its characters talking to each other and working together. It ended up a satisfying episode and a bit of a tearjerker for a long-time Legends fan, even if I feel like it was a little bit too soon.
Laurence Bradford 2:17Yes, Yes, me too. So I definitely want to dive into your background, before you know what you're doing today for a bit. And I may be wrong, but it feels like you were in these environments in your early 20s and mid 20s that you were maybe like the only woman present. So you know, you studied Mechanical Engineering College, which I feel like is a very male dominated major, at least in most schools. And then you worked in the oil industry, or Yeah, an oilfield service company, which I also know can be very dominated by men. So can you talk a bit about that?
Rebecca Lima 4:08So I kind of knew, you know what to expect. And yeah, and then I went, I graduated from there I was one of the only women in my mechanical engineering course. And then I graduated and went to go work for an oil and gas service company, which is something that no one really expected for me. They thought, you know, she's going to go work for Lockheed or Boeing, which is also male dominated by oil and gas is like, very, very, very rare for like, women to be in the field. And just exposed to a lot of a lot of, I would say, you know, cautionary like things like it's my parents had a hard time with me joining the company. At the beginning, but But yeah, it was an interesting time in my life. I worked in the oil and gas industry for three years and I worked onshore and offshore rigs. So I was on the production floor, working with my hands working with the guys, I was probably the only one there. And it was a really funny story. I actually was in Alaska for a job they sent me. We get helicoptered out to the rig floor and I had like as I'm getting off the helicopter all these guys are like standing there watching me get off this helicopter. I'm like, Oh my gosh, like this is gonna be the death.
Rebecca Lima 5:51Yeah. So it was just like a very interesting time in my life. To say the least, but you know what? Like, especially in the in the oil fields, I feel like that was my that was my testing point, right. That was like, the the moment where I knew that anything else that I did, I could handle it. And I know we're gonna go into some more questions. So I don't want to. I don't want to blow it just yet.
Laurence Bradford 7:12So anyhow, when I heard that you were just worked in the industry to begin with, I was like, oh, my goodness, I was like, wow, like, that's really impressive. And especially for three years. I mean, that's not like, you know, you know, a 40 year career or something, but that's still a really big part of your life. And you, let's just get right into, like, how did that test you for what was to come later? Because I feel like experiences like that not only just being the only woman but I'm imagining being kind of like maybe unsafe working, like unsafe, like literally, like your life could be like on the line because you're dealing with, I don't know, like chemicals or like, you know, going into rigs and all of that. Yeah. So can you talk more about that?
Laurence Bradford 10:24Yeah, oh my goodness. So I, I imagine when you chose this career After college, you chose this field you weren't like oh, I'm going to do this so I can get thick skin so I can you know, create a build a company later so like, what just like super brief like what drew you to that in the first place? Like how did you end up working at an oil and gas?
Rebecca Lima 10:48Yeah, um, so I'm, I have Brazilian citizenship and I, I'm a dual citizen and a lot of the companies that I wanted to work and that I wanting to work with didn't hire like we had to get special clearances and whatnot. So, you know, I didn't want to ever give up my dual citizenship. That's my identity like I am Brazilian and American I am, you know, American, personally, whatever you want to call it. And I didn't want to give that up when I just had gotten it. And so when this opportunity came up, I was like, Yes, I definitely want to take it. I love working with my hands. I like all I've wanted to do is really work with my hands and build something and see the direct impact that I could have.
Rebecca Lima 11:39And it just happened to be in oil and gas. And, you know, it was kind of those things where, where, in my mind, I knew that I had to go get a job right after college and my opportunity would slip and you know, the whole, the whole pressure behind that as well especially coming off of a mechanic nickel engineering degree. And I was offered those jobs at, you know, the defense contractors but that's not what I wanted to do. I wanted to work with my hands and I wanted to, you know, actually build something and, and impact and even though was negative impact to the earth and that could be a whole separate conversation. Um, you know, I got to work with my hands and I got to build things and I it That to me is what like kind of gives me joy. So it was it was a Mr. To joy.
Rebecca Lima 13:37Yeah, I mean, like, I think that all of our like, here's the thing, your fear of public speaking and what I went through, can't they're not the same right? But they, they shouldn't also be like, one should be less than the other like, those are legitimate fears and like We should not be, um, you know, he shouldn't feel bad that that's a fear of yours. So like, I just want to preface that because there's definitely differences in like, the way that we both kind of lived our lives but like, it's still a legitimate thing and should be. It's, it needs to be expressed and it needs to, you know, we shouldn't we shouldn't have. We shouldn't feel bad about it. So I just wanted to say that because I feel like that's a legitimate thing that a lot of people fear so.
Rebecca Lima 16:10So I embraced my power even though I was a 22 year old and most of my colleagues and most of the people that I worked with were like, in their late 40s 50s have been in the oil fields for, I don't know, 30-40 years and they're taking advice and leadership from a 22 year old bed just got out of college. So it was very, you know, imposter syndrome hit me early on, because I was like, oh, what am I doing? How can I tell these people what to do? They've been doing this for 30-40 years, and I have to be the one to tell them like that was really eye opening and you just had I just stepped into it. I had to because if not, then I would never be resting. spected in the field I would never have, you know, the, I would never established myself early on with like setting the rapport with my crew. And once I set the rapport everyone respected me like I was one of the guys and then from that point on, it was like, oh, Becca is the Becca knows her stuff. So ask her, you know, she's the one that you go to. So, like, as hard as it was upfront, like, I almost had to eat out. I was like, okay, like, he thinks it, it's a fear and all that stuff, just make it through. And it did make me sick and it did make me like upset and whatever, but sometimes, you know, you just have to go through it. And once you go through it and get past it was like, okay, that wasn't that bad. Like, we made it through. 781b155fdc