Next day in New York.
Fury puts everything in place; assuring us he will oversee personally so Ms. Bishop doesn't get misplaced.
Captain Marvel, Razorblade and Doctor Strange escort Kate as she turns herself over to SHIELD in a very public location (press invited). SHIELD lawyer ("public defender") "My client is not guilty, framed…" etc. They look to Kate for a comment "The only thing I have to say is I know everything and I'm going to tell everybody". She is escorted into the police station, where she is swapped with a decoy who is put into a jail cell. (Aileen: "Poor, poor decoy." Eben: "But the pay is great and the benefits are awsome" Aileen: "Still, we should send her cookies or something.")
One of the SHIELD escort reveals himself to be Dr. Strange. He reports no signs of scrying or other mystical energy. We seem clean. During pre-flight, a portal opens in the quinjet. DF tackles Kate. Standing in the portal are Amora and Skurge. Dr Strange does something at Kate to protect her. Carol passes Kate to MK, (Craig: "Kate McGuffin"); MK, DF, SHJ run for it. Skurge comes after the guys. The girls and Dr. Strange turn to take on the Enchantress.
Dr Strange invokes the Vishanti, Serpahim and some others and throws a beam of light at the Enchantress, which doesn't appear to do anything (but it was a good one!). RZB preps her throwing stars and throws one into Amora's eye.
(Eben loses his red die in his red shirt. "I'm a red shirt today". Mark is also wearing a red shirt. Brie: "Dad, you're doomed." Eben: "No, that's a <u>maroon</u> shirt." Craig: "Maroon Knight?")
Kate fires an explosive arrow at Skurge, hurts him, but no stun." Enchantress curses out RZB and casts at her, but RZB dodges. DF jumps to get in front of Kate. Skurge swings his axe at Kate, hitting DF (for 50), it hurts, but he holds himself together. MK punches Skurge with his cesti. SHJ does a jump kick charge on Skurge. CM absorbs energy from the quinjet.
Dr Strange wraps Amora in the Crimson Bands of Cytorakk. RZB throws some more shuriken at her. Kate shoots another explosive arrow. Amora strains herself but fails to break the bands. DF continues to intervene between Skurge and Kate. Skurge again strikes DF, stunning him (You had the air knocked out of you… the hard way). MK wraps his cape around Skurge's head to interfere with his vision. SHJ grabs his arm. CM punches Amora in her face (80 damage! "Puny Enchantress!"). Dr Strange plinks her to knock her out.
Kate shoots Skurge with an electric arrow (99!), though it doesn't stun him ("Why does this electricity vex me so"). Skurge grabs MK by the shoulder, hurting him. SHJ kicks Skurge, and snatches his axe away, falling back with the axe on top of him (it weighs almost as much as he does!).
Kate shoots Skurge with a net arrow, wrapping him. Skurge is now axeless, covered in a net, with a cape around his head and holding Moon Knight by the shoulder. SHJ is flailing on the ground under the axe ("Is he hurt? No, I'm a doctor, not a power lifter"). DF slams into his legs. Skurge snaps the net (by 1 point). MK jumps and kicks him in the kidneys.
Kate runs to get Carol. DF runs after her. Skurge throws MK into a wall. MK throws darts, with no effect. SHJ gets out from under the axe!
Kate and DF wrestle. Skurge punches SHJ and grabs his axe. MK interposes himself between Skurge and Kate. SHJ tries an upper cut, but misses.
Kate loads a blunt arrow, but it only annoys Skurge. DF jumps onto him. Skurge throws him against the wall. MK punches him in the face. SHJ slams him.
Kate jumps into the fray to try to throw him, but fails. RZB and CM show up. RZB does a flying kick that is ineffective. DF slams into him. Skurge grabs his axe. MK grabs Kate pulling her out of the line of fire. SHJ hits the ground. Skurge looks up in time to see CM flying into his face.
RZB kicks him with no effect. He hits Carol with his Axe. MK slips in and punches him. SHJ kicks him. CM wrestles the axe away from him.
RZB kicks him again. Skurge punches Carol. MK keeps punching him. CM boosts her strength and hits him with his own axe.
RZB kicks but misses. Skurge grabs the axe. MK keeps punching ("Go… down… my… hands… are… hamburger"). CM triggers a blinding flash.
Skurge is blinded, in pain, surrounded by flies who won't leave him alone. "I give up. Just stop, damnit." CM: "Good, your mistress is down." Sk: "Of course she is, I wasn't there to protect her." CM: "Why is she trying to frame Kate?" Sk: "How in Niffleheim would I know? She points, I hit, it's the nature of our relationship." CM: "What happens the next time she points at me?" Sk: "I'll hit you. I won't be looking forward to it though."
We secure the two of them in SHIELD cells. CM interrogates Amora.
CM: Why set up Kate? En: She was there. CM: Why? En: You will probably figure it out yourself… when the Fimbulwinter begins. CM: You're trying to bring about Ragnarok. En: And then Fenrir will eat the moon; and Jormungand will kill Thor; and Loki will kill Odin. CM: What will you do next? En: It's already done; Baldur is dead. It's just a matter of time, dear heart.
CM: (at MK prompting) If your part is done, why come after Kate now? En: Loose ends.
DF: She's just a tool — like her lackey he points, she hits. She doesn't have anything worthwhile to tell us. We're done. Call Thor.
Calls Avengers tower. Gets ahold of Sam Wilson. Gives a quick recap. "We think you should be on the look out for giant wolves, eternal winters and what nots. We need to let Thor know." Thor has left for Asgard with Baldur's body; hoping his mother can help. Wilson lets the team know and invtes us to meet with the East-Coast team.
We make sure everything with Kate is cleared up. Spider-Man shows up to talk with Kate. Kate decides to stay with the WCA.
A little later, at Avengers Tower.
We are met by Stark and Captain America. Both in civies, Tony with a drink. "Captain." "Captain." DF to Stark: "Doctor", "Doctor". SHJ to Sam: "Dude", "Dude."
We go inside. There's a huge spread. MK is impressed by how well the crew responds to being fed like this and talks to Tony about it.
Before Thor left, he said if anything out of the ordinary happened, there's a way to get to him. He placed a magical rune on the roof. If any of us say the magic words, the guy on the other end will hear us.
There seems to be so many easier ways to do this. Why control Kate? HOW did she control Kate? Where's Fenrir? CA: "SHIELD has dealt with more than one Asgardian. Your Joe Blow Asgardian could tie me into a pretzel. Are you sure you want to go to Asgard?" SHJ "Not really, but we need to tell them what's going on." BW: "One of us should probably go ask Heimdall if Thor can talk to us. I'll take care of that."
(Major difference between the West Coast Avengers and the East Coast: The East Coast beat up their enemies; the West Coast wear them down).
A few minutes later Natasha returns with Heimdall! (His presence fills the room). We fill him in (of course he has "seen" a lot of it).
How did she use Kate like this? He: "I wouldn't put it past the Trickster; he has been missing for several years." Are we sure Fenrir is still chained? "Yes, he is still there." Where were Amora and Skurge prior to attacking us? Were they in Asgard? "No they were not." MK suggests that turning them over might not be the best idea; Loki's plan might have been for Amora's attack to result in them being imprisoned in Asgard.
We protect all the nine realms as they all have their place and their purpose, even the ones we don't like. Can us on Midgard do anything to prevent Ragnarok? The signs of Ragnarok are as vague as they are well known.
We decide to keep the Enchantress and Skurge on Earth, but in separate locations.