This scene was Frankensteined together from three separate scenes which opened the chapter. I cut all of the unnecessary characters out and crammed the vital dialogue into a single page. I think it flows pretty well, all things considered. This chapter was at risk of turning into the character-and-plot-point obstacle course that was Chapter 6. Writing that chapter was a nightmare, but I learned a lot of important lessons that I was able to apply to this chapter in the early stages.

Sinbad’s camera crew finally makes an appearance in Phase Two. They were last seen on page LVIII.