Monthly Archives: May 2017

TEoD: Chapter 7: Sparkling Eyes

So, while Murphy was busy getting his ass handed to him by ninjas and, umm…big guys, Shari was working until 2 a.m. grading “all the book reports and test papers.”

I continue to be astonished that book reports are even a thing in a supposedly-advanced archaeology class.  Did Phillips and LaHaye not remember college at all?

(Well, LaHaye went to Bob Jones University, so maybe book reports were a thing, after all…)

Anyway, for her hard work, Murphy gives Shari a hearty “thanks,” and Shari’s eyes twinkle.  Ew.

Murphy then regales Shari with an account of the abandoned underground amusement park with ninjas (and yes, when I actually type it out like that, it does sound a bit silly, doesn’t it?) and his theory of what Meth wants him to find.

Murphy blathers on about the ark of the covenant, getting Shari’s hopes up:

“You don’t think he’s found the Ark, do you?” Shari’s eyes were wide with excitement.  “That would be one of the greatest archaeological finds ever!”

Well, I guess so, Shari.  And I know you don’t own a TV and all, but are you sure you want to find this thing?

But no.  Apparently conceding that he shot his wad with the whole Noah’s Ark thing (an ark which, as we saw, remains lost), it is declared that Meth wants Murphy to re-find two of the three things which were apparently in the Ark (and then, I guess, lost somehow): Aaron’s Rod and a gold jar that held manna.

But Murphy is still at a loss about the whole “King Yamani” thing.  So Shari suggests that he enlist Isis’s help.  Or, as she puts it:

“I’ll give you a clue.  Stunningly beautiful.  Red hair.  Sparkling green eyes.”

Okay, first of all, Shari, that’s three clues.  Second of all, it’s just kinda odd that you characterize Isis as “stunningly beautiful” and her eyes as “sparkling.”

Except that Phillips is apparently contractually obligated to always refer to Isis’s eyes as “sparkling.”  Have I missed something all my life?  I know people with beautiful eyes, but none of them sparkle.  Or twinkle, like Shari’s.  Maybe Phillips is just really into sparkling vampires.

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