The show resumes with a long CGI shot of us racing over the desert, fetching up somewhere in Leto's vision of Jacurutu. Paul is there, using his diamond-hard nipples to chisel a warning about the Golden Path into a nearby stone tablet. Ghanima is there as well, although her nipples are hard for an entirely different reason. When the vision ends, we find Leto and his sister crouched on the same Sietch Tabr rock outcropping that their parents used to favor. You know, in the daylight now it looks almost exactly like that rock where Simba was born at the beginning of The Lion King
. Of course, in this movie, "Hakuna Matata" would probably mean, "Damn, my sister is hot!" The kids decide that the time has come to head for Jacurutu, and then they kiss! Okay, not really. But they do press their foreheads together and nuzzle noses a little. It's every bit as disturbing as it sounds.
Elsewhere in the sietch, everyone is gathering for dinner, including our two young lovers…er, "siblings." Ghanima spots the tiger handler, and realizes that even the Fremen in Tabr have spies among them. They agree that the moment has come, and they race into a hidden storage room where they quickly strip down and change into the robes Sarandonia sent. Right in front of each other. With no modesty whatsoever. For God's sake, I've had doctors who haven't seen that much of my body, never mind my sister. Who I'm not going to be able to call for a month now, by the way. They dash out of the sietch, the presence of a brown hood over their heads guaranteeing total anonymity, and strike out across the desert for Jacurutu.
Back in Arrakeen, meanwhile, Jessica is on the run herself. The Fedaykin brings her to a safe house, where she announces that Alia must be brought before a Trial of Possession, which would likely mean her death. The sorrowful acceptance of the inevitable fact that she's now lost both her children is clear on Alice Krige's face, and with that, she's official become my favorite Jessica of them all. Alia, however, is not one to take this sort of thing lightly, which is why she immediately signs an arrest warrant for the capture and execution of The Fedaykin. She hands it off to Javid to be posted in every city and every sietch, and he passes an angry-looking Duncan as he heads out of the room. Man, why is it that mentats always get screwed in Dune
? Piter took the poisoned tooth meant for The Baron, Thufir got injected with a poison of his own that could only be cured by milking his precious cat, and now Duncan is getting cuckolded by a guy who probably spends more on hair-care products that the entire GNP of Arrakis. Hell, even Paul met a sorry fate, and he was only mentat-qualified. You never see that kind of shit happen to Vulcans. At least Duncan has finally grown some balls (although not metal ones, I would hope). He calls his wife out about her affair with Javid and tries to stomp all dramatically out of the room, but Alia stops him to beg for one final chance. She implores him to take care of one last little detail before he leaves forever: eliminate the Lady Jessica. It's a measure of just how far gone she really is that she doesn't even realize that Duncan's ultimate loyalty is to the Atreides and not herself. Even so, he reluctantly agrees. Even the Baron is pleased by this news, as he hovers in the background and praises Alia's handling of the situation. But that's all he gets to say, much to my frustration. Commercial.
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