There’s a story behind this episode. See, we actually recorded it twice. The first recording went well. Good episode. But upon editing, lo and behold, we found audio issues. Things that couldn’t have been noticed while we were recording, unfortunately. So because of those problems, over half of the episode was unusable. Bummer! So we did what we thought would get the episode out the fastest, and decided to rerecord the episode picking up from where the first recording’s good portion ran out. So if you notice a funky section of the episode where the energy and vibe change inexplicably, it’s because about a week has passed between takes.

This speak: Jake’s great grandpa dies, meaning an out of town funeral for both Jake and his brother. And as we all know, Tom is a controller. A four day excursion away from the Yeerk pool is not something he can do. Now Tom will do anything to get out of going to the funeral. Including straight up murder by drive-by shooting. Jake’s on edge guarding his dad, knowing that Tom could strike again at any moment. The Animorphs (and a feisty Ax!) are desperate to protect Jake’s dad, while keeping their identities a secret. And they’re not so sure they can trust Jake’s judgement lately… They’ll trash random parked cars, morph recklessly, shadow Jake’s dad relentlessly, and kidnap and terrorize the Chapman family all in their quest to save Jake’s dad. And possibly murder Tom. Also the Chee were there!  #TomRefusesGo All that and more when we review Animorphs book #31, The Conspiracy.

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SHOW NOTES

Introduction (00:30) • Hosts Mitchell and Coleman waste everyone’s time before a book review.

Summary and Plot (20:30) • The guys walk us through book 31, the one where Jake tries to kill his brother.

Book Review (01:21:30) • Final Verdict:

Mitchell:  2/5

Coleman:  2/5

Final Thoughts/ Wrap up (01:26:40) • The guys discuss what’s in store for the next episode.