I don't think it's ever been brought up, but I have a theory on why red and blue soldiers keep showing up as guards. It's possible the freelancers (Wyoming in particular) began rounding up simulation troopers to use as guards - they knew where they were stationed (having trained there) and no one would notice if they were missing. It's also possible that the red zealot told Omega where to find other zealots. Speaking of sim troopers, when are we going to see some in the Freelancer segments? They seem to have been in one of the early scripts for season 9 but were cut. Burnie did say we'd be seeing the BG guys in places we wouldn't expect...
I just found this quote too funny:
"All right I want to see some hustle out there! I mean the hard work kind of hustle, not the disco or illegal scam kind of hustle. I apologize for the confusion on that earlier."
Okay, now the important stuff. Tex says she's still trying to figure out what her enhancement is to Church, who wouldn't have existed until after the sarcophagus mission, on which Tex used her invisibility. Maybe she just wanted to avoid a "can you do it right now?" conversation with Church. Or maybe she puts on the badass facade around the other freelancers, but didn't really know what she was doing on that rooftop.
Two steel-armored freelancers are shown having their AI removed, who are these freelancers and how did they get so high on the ranking board to get AI? I have a theory that different groups of freelancers are trained in different areas and the ranking board was just an excuse to not give South and CT AI (maybe CT was suspected of being a traitor and the Director needed an excuse to keep the AI technology away from her, and he just decided to use the same excuse on South for his experiment). Meanwhile, other freelancers elsewhere are getting other AI (the ones not highlighted on Sigma's board). Out of Mind's flashbacks would take place at one of these off-site training centers.
Since Carolina is Alive, we're back to not knowing who York's interior decorator was.
Okay, there's been some discussion over why York would want to kill Omega in revenge for his eye when Tex didn't have Omega at the time. Upon closer inspection, Tex offers payback as an incentive just after she mentions Wyoming is working with Omega. After all, Wyoming was the one who brought the live ammo into the training scenario.
York: "Technically, you're the reason I have one bad eye." (They brought the ammo in because they couldn't beat Tex) Tex: "Technically I'm the reason you still have one good eye." (She hardened his armor with the paint over half his face)
It's possible Delta only says "a little payback would be nice" because he shares York's memories.
It was brought up a couple hundred pages back that "sync" isn't how Carolina should've tried to get the BG guys to sync. Well, that's exactly how Tex and York sync in this episode.
Hmm. Why does Delta detect that Tex's vital statistics are well above normal? At that point, Tex was in Sarge's robot body. Maybe the robot has something that simulates vital statistics? Or are they above normal because she's a robot?
Here's where problems arise: Delta says: "Killing Omega will not repair the damage he did to your optic nerve." We know that Omega wasn't with Tex, since the training was before the Alpha was fragmented. York even says that trying to beat them is how he got hurt in the first place. I'll go into that later, but first one more Episode:
Delta says "Data on small explosives needed" after York uses a frag grenade and a killed blue drops some. Just thought this was interesting since prior to this most grenades used in the series were plasma grenades.
Wyoming says "Another freelancer gone." Maybe he knows about the Meta?
There was that whole thing about Tex saying Wyoming escaped when she really knocked him out, but someone else had a good theory on that, and that's more an inconsistency with Season 5 than with Out of Mind.
Alright, here's where the crackpot sizzles. All signs point to Omega being with Tex during the training round, except that it isn't possible. But what if we ignore that for the moment. Wash said Omega inherited the "jumping from body to body" trait from the Alpha, except there was one other AI that also inherited it. Tex. What if Omega wasn't split from Alpha, but from Tex? Think about it, Tex already spontaneously split from the Alpha once, why couldn't another split happen? It would explain why Tex underwent such a drastic change from PF to BG. From what we see in Season 9, she seems very brutal in combat and doesn't seem to have much compassion (The only nice moment we get is her saving York). In BGC, when she first appears she acts JUST LIKE S9 Tex, even though she supposedly had Omega in BG but not in S9. After she loses Omega, she becomes a completely different person and actually cares about the BG guys and other freelancers like York. This would also give a possible reason why Omega was named Omega, when it's the last letter of the greek alphabet and the others are near the beginning. Omega had a different origin than the rest of the AI, so the director gave him the name Omega to differentiate him from the rest.
This would also explain a few other events and inconsistencies:
Omega kept trying to go back to Tex after he's reassigned because he split off from her.
Tex acts different in the Out of Mind flashback with Church because that was one of the times Omega was reassigned.
Tex doesn't know her enhancement because Omega was operating it/in control at that time.
Tex acts brutal and violent when Epsi-Church recreates her in Revelation because that's how she was when she was first created.