During the commercials, Stilgar has finally realized that the twins are gone. Even though he knows that no trace of them will be found, he orders that search parties be sent out into the desert. Perhaps he should just have them check the local lover's lanes, because I think we can all guess what Leto and Ghanima might be up to out there. He also orders that a message be sent to Lady Jessica, but when the messenger arrives at her safe house, we're all shocked to discover that it's Duncan Idaho. Well, at least the people who didn't watch the last scene are shocked. This group, however, includes The Fedaykin, who has to be forcibly restrained from killing Alia's husband. Jessica remembers well the sacrifices Duncan has made, however, and immediately agrees to travel to Sietch Tabr with him. He packs her into a thopter, and they take off for parts unknown, both speaking sadly about the changes that have taken over Alia. Eventually Jessica realizes that they're not headed for Tabr, but we'll all have to wait until tomorrow night to find out where they're going.
Down in the desert below, Leto and Ghanima watch Duncan's thopter fly overhead. They dart out from their hiding place, dislodging a half-dozen condom wrappers and a tattered copy of Absalom, Absalom!
as they go. Big fat giant science-fiction nerds, by the way, are sure to get the hidden Ian McNeice joke in that "Absalom" reference. The kids trek across the desert, coming at long last to a rocky outcropping where they plan to spend the night. Just as they arrive, however, the roar of a tiger can be heard in their path. They seek shelter in a cavern, but the beasts are soon upon them. Running. Climbing. Snarling. Bleeding. More running. More climbing. Bad CGI. More bad CGI. Ghanima takes this attack as an excuse to snuggle closely against Leto one last time, and then he pushes her into a cavern to face down the rabid beasts alone. We hear a final, highly ambiguous scream, and then we fade to black.
But fear not. The saga of Dune
is (still, goddammit) far from over.
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