I don't think Wash will screw up that bad. If he does it's probably due to something with Epsilon. Let's not forget that he is one of the last remaining Freelancers and he's shown quite a lot of skill. He's survived more than any other Freelancer i've seen so far. I feel like Wash is going to shine during this season. Until Epsilon, of course.
She was responsible for what happened to him, that is called guilt.
It's important to note though that Carolina expressed more remorse for Maine than any of her other teammates. She brought up York and North in that conversation, but she didn't go "Poor York" or "Poor North".
Yes she gave him Sigma, but it was so he could talk. Communication is key in teamwork.
Communication is also key in a romantic relationship.
Wash can tank damage like no tomorrow, If he knew he could survive the round why wouldn't he? It was aimed at her head, she would never have survived.
Maine still took a bullet for her. Carolina told Maine to protect the briefcase, but instead Maine chose to put himself and the briefcase at risk for Carolina's sake.
All she said was "NO!" where when York was hurt she summoned the med-team and knelt near him and, with worry evident in her voice, said "Come on York" and then reprimanded Wash when he commented on York's condition.
Carolina responded with a very passionate "No!" and then unleashed her best fighting skills against the soldiers that harmed Maine.
When York got injured, Carolina's initial reaction was very "by the book" since she just called medics to the training floor.
Maine would never have been safe.
If Maine had been captured, he wouldn't have been able to harm to himself or others... unless he killed himself while in captivity.
Even after he lost Sigma he still savagely hunted for AI, he's beyond repair now.
There is no indication that the Maine in Season 9 is any different from the Maine in the Recollection Trilogy.
Whatever Sigma did to him was fatal.
How so? You think Sigma and the AI were just manipulating a dead corpse? Then how can he have lived after the AI were gone?
Besides, Maine would just have attacked them had they succeeded, how do you contain him? He is a tank with two legs and arms..
If they knocked Maine out, there wouldn't be much that the Meta could do. After all, Maine is only human and thus is subject to basic human weaknesses and limitations.
You really, really should watch the rest of the seasons! They're well worth it. I especially love watching the series from the beginning, because I find myself re-experiencing the same emotions as when I first watched the episodes.
But, to answer your question- yes, but mainly no. Epsilon is an A.I. fragment that was created from the memories of the Alpha during Project Freelancer's experiments. It'll make a lot more sense if you watch the series.
I personally am now starting to see that Mainealina is much more plausible then Yorkalina. Upon further rewatching, it seems that Carolina and York are actually close friends. A girl can have guy friends without having to be romantically involved with them.
Maine is human, so he can be knocked out, even if it is very hard to do so.
Maybe Sigma didn't do anything to his brain. Maybe Sigma persuaded Maine to help with the plans by presenting him a logical argument. There is no indication that Maine has undergone any mental change as a result of Sigma.
Except to be power hungry. If it was just persuasion, surely when Freelancer Command was destroyed he would have given up. There is no way he could know Epsilon wasn't there. And yet he resumes his hunt for AI and power like a maniac
Of course. We each can interpret things in different ways. I interpret Mainalina to be a more plausible relationship, and you interpret Yorkalina to be a more plausible relationship. Just like those little Northalina/Yorkalina wars at the beginning of Season 9.
It's possible that Maine was pursuing that power to achieve a specific purpose.
The reason Maine was desperate to find any AI is because his systems were being stressed by his enhancements. The whole reason that Doc was lured to Valhalla was so he could assess and monitor Maine's health in case any issues arose. Maine's enhancements even seemed to malfunction randomly when he wasn't even using them, and it was revealed in Season 9 that even one enhancement could kill an agent without AI there to operate them.
Maine's obsession with AI post-Reconstruction had more to do with self-preservation, which is a completely logical thing to pursue.
Oh no, involving a real shotgun. Sure, in the less rural areas, the shotgun may be more implied than seen; however, in some parts (that have dirt roads named something like 'Possum Lane') the shotgun is very real.
Heck, one may find themselves in a shotgun situation simply because being available and a daughter needs a man and a father for her child(ren).