Episode 3 - Catch a Ride
ended pretty sourly for Rhys, Fiona, and the gang. They’ve succeeded at activating Gortys, finding a way to make her mobile, and sussing out a new lead on the Vault of the Traveler. But the car chase that ended the episode resulted in Athena’s capture by Brick and Mordecai (setting up the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
) and, in my case, the incapacitated Vaughn in the care of former Atlas scientist Cassius Leclemaine. And to make matters worse, their lives are in the hands of Vallory, a sassy, murderous Pandoran gang lord. And she isn’t too happy with the fact that her son August tried to con her out of the ten million dollar deal that opened this whole can of worms to begin with. So she wants the Vault for herself, and she's of a mind to force you to do all the dirty work involved. When it’s discovered that the next Gortys piece is in Handsome Jack’s office on Helios, there’s no discussing it: our heroes (and the jerks using them) must take to the outer space Hyperion base and nab it. Of course, this is easier said than done: Rhys is essentially Helios’ "undesirable number one," and CEO Hugo Vasquez is somewhere in the wastelands with a shotgun hole in his chest. But with the help of Scooter and (surprisingly) Finch and Kroger, they just might make it.
Let me finish this by saying that something happens in the first act of Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo. Without saying anything further about this incident, allow me to simply state that I will never, ever forgive Telltale if this event sticks. One part of this is because of how it’s handled and the other part is because of oh my goodness how could you do this?! But I digress.