CONTAGIOUS Episode #26 – FINAL EPISODE!

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IN THIS EPISODE:

It all comes down to the final episode. What happens to Perry? To Dew? To Cheslea and her Mommy? How about General Ogden? Margaret and Clarence? And what, pray tell, happens to the great city of Detroit? Are you ready for the final episode of CONTAGIOUS? Click and listen, bitches, click and listen …

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  1. Pavlina

    Totally justified

    Come on, Perry was such a young man it would have been criminal to have him live his life with all that messes up stuff in his head plus no biys down below? Too cruel.

     

    Great novel and even though I’m what, two eeks late lsitening to the final episode, I loved it no less.

     

    I’m just off to dump acid on my face. I don’t want to be in the first wave that has to go. Really, I don’t.

     

    Luv Ya.

  2. Rhinoman

    Blowen Away!

    OK, so when do we get the movie? This was awesome. Really enjoyed the whole story, from start to finish. And what a finish! Oh mighty FDO, you have out done yourself. You are certainly destin to rule the world!

    Rhinoman

  3. JP

    Yes!

    Tell you what: that guy is soooo happy!

     

    – “When I get a little money I buy books. If any is left over, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus

  4. Twowire

    Yes Pookie!

    And that new swinging SFPD Chief!

    "What the hell is happening? I blew up the building. Why? Because you made a phone call."

  5. JP

    One word:

    WOW! A few more words: Infected was great, but Contagious blew it out of the water. Or, uh, the sky. Well, technically space. OK, you get the point. WOW! 

    - "When I get a little money I buy books. If any is left over, I buy food and clothes." – Erasmus

  6. JP

    And…!

    We still have Pookie!

     

    – “When I get a little money I buy books. If any is left over, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus

  7. Scott

    Where’s my fuckin’ hamburger?

    That’s the Wimpy for the next millenium. "I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a podcast today." Well, I made it just over 24 hours before someone started bitching about the next story hitting the feed, so since that’s a new record, I’ll call it a win!

  8. Finaldrive

    are those cow footie pjs?

    Is that what you are wearing in your profile pic? If so, HUGE props from me!  Those things are awesome.

    If they are not and I’ve just accidently made fun of something that means a lot to you:  Sorry. But seriously: Ancestor PJs are sweet! 

    Undead Champion and Pusher. No power in the Verse can stop me.

  9. Chuck75

    Great Story

    Even though I bought the book I still had to listen, thanks for  another great story and I look forward to getting my copy of The Rookie.

  10. Wormsworth

    If it were easy…

    It’s the research and character development that make it worth reading/listening to.  BTW, if you haven’t read it yet, The Swarm by Frank Schatzing is another great example of this genre.

  11. Wormsworth

    Sure…

    Sure, Contagious was flippin great entertainment and once again, you proved yourself worthy, but just what have you done for me lately? Seriously Scott, it’s been two whole days since the final episode of Contagious was posted and it appears you’ve retired.  

    Honestly though, let me just say thank you! I was thoroughly entertained.

    Next, I want you to know that I paid for the audio — twice, in fact (burned a copy to send to my brother who is now also singing your praises.)  I also dropped a 5 star review on Amazon (and have asked my brother to do likewise). That’s my part. Now get back to work! I’m running low on entertainment.

    As Wimpy used to say, I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a podcast today.Money mouth

  12. Twowire

    How about an Ancestor

     With triangles eating a Nocturnal?
     

    "What the hell is happening? I blew up the building. Why? Because you made a phone call."

  13. BloodStainedTwilight

    I feel like…..

    There is a "ridden hard and put away wet" joke here somewhere.  I’m just not witty enough right now.  But it was AWESOME! 

     

    The Sun ALWAYS sets on death when I’m here.

  14. Wolf

    Make him hafta wait

    for the next podcast to drop!!! That always makes me more psycho! 

     

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  15. Scott

    No easy way out

    That’s the committment I make to the story and the Junkies. No easy way out. If there’s a happy ending, it’s because that’s where the story went and it’s the logical conclusion to the characters’ actions. No way out for Dew and Perry, sadly …

  16. FriedGeek

    “About 15 seconds.”

    *Spoilers* (What the hell? Why would you even be reading these if you were afraid of spoilers?)

    WOW. I was watching it come to a head and then, when the condom clad team abandoned the Margotmobile my preconceptions of how the story might play out were shredded. All these story threads then billowing in the wind like so many triangle tentacles… beautiful… lovely triangle… tentacles …

    *COUGH* What?

    Oh. So… I was saying… Then the building with the hostages, I was thinking "Where’s mommy?"  From then on, "No, he’s not gonna do it."  "Oh shit, yes he is!"

    My hat off to you sir for not disappointing or taking the easy way out with a nice, everyone high-fiving, hollywood ending.

    FYI: (Oddly apt band name) http://www.margotandthenuclearsoandsos.com/

  17. BloodStainedTwilight

    Awesome Finish!!

    Wow oh wow. You did it man. Didn’t think it could get better. It did.

    The Sun ALWAYS sets on death when I’m here.

  18. MuchAdo

    Great book Scott

    Loved Contagious more than infected and that usually doesn’t happen with sequels!

    "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." – Goethe

  19. Finaldrive

    I hate it when

    my profile pic gets cut off. It looks like I’m a little kid trying to see over the fence.  Or some creepy neighbor trying to watch you while your sunbathing.

    That’s probably more accurate.

    No power in the Verse can stop me.

  20. Scott

    Nocturnals with triangles? Hmmmm …

    Maybe there’s a short story in there somewhere. How, exactly, do you make the Nocturnals even more psycho?

  21. Scott

    That’s the breaks of the game

    My goal is to drop something every Sunday, and now every Wednesday as well (Laughing in the Face of Death columns). Consistency is the key, and once in awhile that will cost me a sale most of the time it will result in more sales. So, you have nothing to apologize for, the choice is always with the customer.

  22. jpjpjp

    Which is worse? The Nuke or GM going Bankrupt?

    Dude!   Only you would nuke Detroit the day before GM declares bankruptcy.   Awesome ending.

    I’m probably setting myself up for a heaping helping of abuse, but I’ve got to confess:   I have not bought a copy of Contagious (yet).   Honestly,  Infected was my least favorite of your novels (even though I bought two copies the day it was available on Amazon).   BUT, Contagious may just have passed the Rookie as my all time favorite Sigler novel.   As the book went on I COULDN’T buy the book because I knew I wouldn’t  be able to keep from reading it.

    Here is the thing that kept me from doing it.  REGULAR, DEPENDABLE posts every Sunday.   I’m not trying to give you any shit, because beggars can’t be choosers, but knowing those posts would come every Sunday, made listening to this book SO NICE.   When I think back to all the shit you were dealing with as you wrote this, it is just incredible that you are taking your game up to such a high level.   I’ve loved every podcast novel that you’ve done, but I really wanted to give you props on Contagious…awesome, awesome, awesome work.

    Keep it up,  my man!

  23. Wolf

    Sorry, bro….

    I ain’t seen your "s" anywhere. But then, I ain’t been looking for your "s" either! 

     

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  24. Twowire

    Well at least

    We’ve still got Margo and Otto, for now. Really, really looking forward to Pandemic after the epic ending to Contagioius.
     

    "What the hell is happening? I blew up the building. Why? Because you made a phone call."

  25. Walsfeo

    They were dead the second they planed the fishing trip…

    They just didn’t know it yet. 

     

    While it would have been possible to save ‘em, it took balls (both yours and the ones Pery lost) to kill them off. Dew ended up being a great character, and I went from not giving a shit about Perry to really liking him as well. By ending it the way you did you stayed true to the way you built them up. Good job.

     

    As an aside – I wonder what the triangles, or tri-angels, would do if the’d been locked onto a nocturnal.  

  26. Scott

    Book Three (PANDEMIC) is going to take some work

    You’ve got that right, Walsfeo. A lot of work ahead of me. The biology research alone is at least three months worth — it’s going to get ugly.

  27. Scott

    Them bitches had to go …

    Honestly? I did not want to kill Dew and Perry. But the way the story played out, it had to happen. Just remember, in a Sigler story, no one is sacred, everyone is expendable, and sooner or later the shit’s going to hit the fan.

  28. Scott

    Just you wait, rabbit …

    PANDEMIC is going to blow your doors off. And we’re walking one of those six-door limo things, not like some two-door hatchback.

  29. Finaldrive

    If You’ve Loved Contagious

    You should sign up to be an Offical Junkie on the site!

     

    Its fun and Educational.  Just ask!  You would not believe the stuff I’ve learned about Sporks alone!!   

    No power in the Verse can stop me.

  30. Finaldrive

    And again

    Starting from the begining and just mainlineing it for 3 days is  the way to go!!   

    No power in the Verse can stop me.

  31. Twowire

    Darn

    I was so shaken I dropped an “s” in losses. Anybody see it anywhere?

     
     

    "What the hell is happening? I blew up the building. Why? Because you made a phone call."

  32. Walsfeo

    The End? I’m glad it’s not.

    As testament to the power of Scott’s storytelling I keep thinking about the final episode. I know this is book two in a trilogy, but it was good enough it could have been an ending. And Scott took some amazing risks! Moving on will require a lot of new character development that is uncommon in a trilogy – at least on this scale.  

    Book one in this series was good, but not as much my cup of tea as stories like Nocturnal, but book two was an amazing story that is amongst my favorites.

  33. PerfectDayForDying

    Ok finally got it

    I am just blown away by that ending. I cried, I’ll admit it.

    Damn Scott… I’ve never cried over a character in a book. You sir are very good.  Not just an excellent author, but an excellent storyteller as well. I mean, I consider King one of the best authors of the genre, but I doubt I would be able to stand listening to him for more than a few minutes, ya know?

     

    You ever thought about trying your hand at acting? I bet you’d be really good. Plus what better way to control the masses than through the Hollywood Entertainment Machine®? :)

     

    Just run the plays I call, Barnes!

  34. Twowire

    Twowire

    *Falls to his knee’s, fist clenched, faced raised to the sky & screams* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY, OH WHY!!! *Hangs his head, throat raw & weeps for the loses*
    Damn, you Scott! Damn you and me to hell!!! I feel I’ve actually lost old friends!
    I can only hope retribution comes in the form of Pandemic…..

    "What the hell is happening? I blew up the building. Why? Because you made a phone call."

  35. Walsfeo

    Listening now

    Wow. Well done.

    Some of those conversations were artful, the whole thing was seriously intense.

  36. Finaldrive

    Its bitter sweet.

    I’ve never felt so strongly about the fate of characters.  It was painful in some places.   

    No power in the Verse can stop me.

  37. flashman

    Tear in my eye…

    at the end, sniff

    ==================================
    Neil laughed. "I’m a soldier, not a cop, ma’am."

    MEH-TALLLLLLLL!!!

     

  38. Finaldrive

    What does the future hold?

    Where does the FDO go from here??

       

    No power in the Verse can stop me.

  39. riznphnx

    Um…nevermind. :P

    Belay my last. It seems it works as soon as you log in. Wierd.

     

    The Dreamer’s Thread….a podiobook coming summer 2009!

  40. riznphnx

    Noooooooo!!!!

    Here is proof that the FDO loves to torture me…or anyone for that matter. I get a DM on twitter from him that runs the knife of anticipation through my heart, and as I arrive home from a weekend away giddy that the finale is out, the knife twists in my chest as I get a download error. Epic FAIL.

    Excuse me whilest I cry myself to sleep now. *wails*

    :P

     

     

    The Dreamer’s Thread….a podiobook coming summer 2009!

  41. DarkKnightJared

    Holy…shit…

    Yeah, that was a hell of a finale. I can’t wait to see how you’d top that for Pandemic.

  42. nenimlas

    I can’t believe its over?

    I am still reeling over the loss that occured in this final episode of Contagious.

     

    Leaves me giddy in anticipation for the future release of Pandemic.

  43. ogreoregon

    Coke can?… HEH, HEH, HEH!

    I can just see the visual…the last frames panning the sea bed… zooming in slow and steady….Awesome!
     *I am the Rear Admiral but Sigler gives the Orders*

  44. PerfectDayForDying

    Gahhh!!! Did the server crash?

    I’m trying to save the file but keep gettin g an error saying that it can’t connect to the server.

     

    But… but I need my fix, man. Just like Aggie James, I need the good shit! Man, this is worse than having a cigarette and a lighter that doesn’t work. 

    Just run the plays I call, Barnes!

  45. Probe_Party

    Spoiler Alert!

    OMG!! The FDO made me cry like a friggin’ baby for Perry Dawsey!!!

    People, this isn’t for the faint of heart (so turn it off now, PUSSY!!!)

    If you don’t feel for the big dumb eunich here, THERE’S NO HOPE FOR YOU!!

    Awesome episode, absolutely glad I stuck in there for the whole 26 episodes!!

    Of course the FDO always leaves you wanting more anyway!!

  46. Paladine

    …wow

    Dear Mr. Overlord (future, dark),

     

    you blew my fucking mind.

     

    Regards,

    someone ordering Contagious now

  47. Finaldrive

    Yay!

    My Wife’s name got in there this time!  She will be pumped!   

     

    Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated I have no idea what I’m talking about.

  48. Twowire

    Good to see you made

    for the last episode of Contagious! It gonna be killer!
     

    "What the hell is happening? I blew up the building. Why? Because you made a phone call."

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