Review The Feathered Serpent starring Patrick Troughton( final episode s02e06)

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    Chimalma is close to death, suffocating in the sealed off chamber.
    Nasca visits Keelag,
    N " Chimalma is sacrificed, the madness is no longer needed"
    K " no I want more death"
    N." What you want is immaterial. You serve Teshcata"
    K " I made you well again"
    N." Teshcata did that, you were his instrument."
    Nasca picks up the skeleton Keelag carries with her ,
    N "we all dance to Teshcata's tune. See"
    Nasca jigs the skeleton up and down dancing!, then,
    N " and you old woman are now expendable"
    He pushes her to the ground and suffocates her with it. Grotesque scene as Keelag struggles as the putrefying skeleton is pushed onto her face.
    Heumac has returned, learnt of Chimalma's fate, and orders the guards to tear the wall down. Chimalma is released in time.
    Xipec is put on trial.
    Xp." You are accusing the wrong man, Heumac caused the poison, and Chimalma was willing to die to save us, but Heumac saved her condemning us all. All I was doing was following orders from Otolmi"
    H " news reaches us that the madness is diminishing, so Chimalma's death wasn't so necessary after all"
    Xp " not surprising since you and your army have been in the gold region, the madness lessens, proof of your guilt"
    H " why did you kidnap Tozo?"
    Xp " to learn the truth of the madness, he knows your intimate plans"
    H " but you left BEFORE the madness struck here"
    Xp "blame Otolmi, he is behind it"
    H." You change your story Xipec, take him away.
    Xp " I demand a fight to the death to challenge your lies. Qala will allow the truthful one to live"
    H " very well I accept, guards escort Xipec to a holding area"
    Xipec pushes the guards away,
    Xp " I need no escort, nothing will prevent me coming back to kill you Toltec"
     
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    Nasca has been spying this from the secret passage,
    N." Teshcata will Xipec win?.ANSWER ME! Teshcata why do you never speak to me.
    Only I hear my own voice, always my own voice"
    Nasca looks insane! A weird grin on his face,
    N." Of course I understand, I am my own god I AM TESHCATA"
    Heumac and Xipec fight with poison tipped rings with long spike protruding from it. One scratch is death. The two circle round, thrusting their arms at each other trying for the fatal scratch. Xipec pushes Heumac onto the floor, knocking the ring off Heumac's finger.
    Heumac now unarmed punches Xipec who falls and then looks in horror at his hand. Heumac's ring is sticking out of the palm.
    Xp " I've found your ring "
    H " while you still breathe, the truth Xipec, who is behind the plague of madness? "
    Xp " Ot....Ol....mi..."
    Xipec dies.
    Nasca was watching this unfold from the secret passage, he replaces the stone he removed to do his spying.
    N " Xipec has done me one last service, I will find a place for him in my heart when I ascend to glory"
    Nasca grins, a madman's grin,
    N " now for Otolmi's confession"
    Heumac is arguing with the councillors.
    " my Lords, we cannot just take Xipec's word, Otolmi must be given a fair trial"
    Tozo comes in with the dark mirror of Teshcata.
    T " I gave it to a goldsmith to frame it, to hide these scratches on the back, but I see they are a map"
    At this point Chimalma enters well again.
    Ch " I have seen Nasca , still alive"
    T " I told you my Lord"
    H " that would explain everything, but how could he remain hidden"
    Ch "He took Leemu's place and has been moving through the palace as he pleases"
    H " this is a map Chimalma of the temple and throne room, on the back of the mirror of Teshcata ,it shows there is a secret entrance I knew nothing about. I had them all walled up, except one in the temple shown here, so Nasca still has access to all the secret passages"
    While this talk is going on, Tozo has examined again the markings on the back of the mirror.
    T " it's the Jaguar throne my Lord. There is an x next to the throne"
    H " that could be it Tozo. Guards lift up the jaguar throne"
    The throne is lifted, revealing a hidden trap door in the floor, Heumac opens it, it is like a cubbyhole, and wrapped in cloth are the twin crowns of chichen itza.
     
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    Otolmi and Nasca are in the secret passage behind the temple, Nasca is rubbing Keelag's ointment into his chest keeping him under influence.
    N " one more thing you can do old man before I ascend to godhood "
    Nasca tells him what to do.
    Otolmi enters the throne room,
    Otolmi. " you are vermin, all of you, Qala has no use of you, I poisoned the wells, I caused the madness"
    The councillors start jostling Otolmi, wanting revenge.
    Ot " yes death to you all"
    Otolmi falls everyone surrounds the fallen priest.
    Chimalma" STOP IT, my councillors acting like beasts. Nasca still alive explains what's been happening here"
    H " Tozo look after him, we go and confront Nasca"
     
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    In the temple,
    Heumac. " Nasca, show yourself"
    Nasca's voice is heard,
    " Nasca is no more, I am Teshcata"
    The silver serpent statuette spins on its dais, vapours swirl around the temple.
    Everyone under the influence, all kneel.
    Nasca shows himself at the altar spinning the statuette around, strobe effect plays over everyone.
    N " see I am your god. I grow before you"
    In response to his words everyone sees Nasca grow in height, eight feet, ten , twelve, towering above them
    N " I am Lord of Chaos, bringer of pain. As tribute I want the souls of Chimalma and Heumac, come forward"
    Heumac and Chimalma walk trance like towards Nasca.
    Otolmi helped by Tozo enters the temple, his mind now restored.
    Ot " what do you see Tozo ?"
    T " strange lights, a sweet smell"
    Tozo's eyes grow heavy as he succumbs.
    Ot " forgive me , I slept when you needed me most. But I can still repent"
    N." Otolmi, bow down before me, your god. You are all alone Otolmi"
    Ot " as are you Nasca, but you sadder than I "
    N " Nasca is dead. I am more now, more than a man"
    Ot " you are no god Nasca, just a sick pitiful creature, once a man , now something less"
    Otolmi moves forward swinging his blind man's stick before him. He strikes the serpent statue, it falls to the ground, everyone awakes.
    They see reality, Nasca not really ten feet tall, just an insane man.
    Nasca runs forward thrusting his knife into Otolmi's heart.
    N " I will have my tribute, die old man", he drops his knife and runs into the secret passage.
    Tozo cries cradling Otolmi,
    " he's dead"
    Chimalma " guards go bring Nasca out dead or alive"
    Heumac " no Chimalma, leave him he has cost too many lives already. Guards, fetch the stonemason, we will wall up this final entrance forever , let him die in darkness"
    Ch " a fitting end"
    Later, a few days later, Heumac and Chimalma are married. Heumac addresses the council.
    H " as was the wish of Kukulkan, our two tribes are united. Worshipping the true god Qala, god of peace. Teshcata is destroyed , never to return."
    In the temple a voice cries out from behind the stonework.
    Nasca's voice " I am Teshcata. I am forever, let me out"
    Over the days to come the voice will grow weaker and fade....to nothing.
    THE END
     
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