Pour a glass of something cool and escape to The Isle for scandalous romance, gossip, jealousy, deception…murder.
Rick believes his superiors will understand when he takes action without authorization. Wrong. He is reassigned to The Isle. Even more humiliating, he is made to guard a disagreeable young woman named Echo Forrester.
Echo knows her so-called parents wielded their power and influence to bring Rick to The Isle. Perhaps they thought she would be so impressed with his intelligence and good looks that she would cease being rebellious and swoon helplessly into his big, muscular arms. Wasn’t that how the story would unfold in any of LTK’s cliché-ridden, love-conquers-all scenarios?
This episode takes place about a year-and-a-half after Episode I.
From The Author: This episode contains the original plot, which started out as a screenplay called “The Isle” written in the mid 1990s. At that time the plot seemed more absurd than today, as the line between news and entrainment continues to vanish. I would not be very surprised to learn that a current-day Favor Dennison portrayed a Penelope Maxwell-type character. Yes, technology seems to be overtaking me. However, the view that centralization in business and government stifles innovation was always an important element in this wacky vision of the future. As Rick observes at one point, “For most applications we’re still using twenty-first century technology.”