Season 3

Feb. 28, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 158: Seething Sword (with Chaise and Ocean)

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ! In the moment of duress, Kym finally shoots at a rope which knocks over the PS member about to cut Will into kingdom come. Will notices Kym's distress - she is crying. Lauren, in the factorycoughwar...

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Feb. 21, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 157: Paralyzing Parallels (with Bundin, Lily, and Mem)

Two men enter Lauren's room while we continue hearing March's lying words. Lauren recognizes Zephyr from the Circus Royale, attacks both with a toilet seat, and escapes. Meanwhile Will and Kym work together to take out a s...

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Feb. 14, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 156: Loathsome Lies (with Bundin and Mossy)

Kym and Will ty to pretend that March didn't just straight up lie to them, and jump into the fight, where March is fighting along with the rest of them. Kym and Will exchange a sweet look during the fight, โ€ฆ

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Feb. 7, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 155: Ambushed Ambushers (with Chaise and Mem)

Turns out Lauren is actually being cautious, and is holed up with a radio in a dingy room. She contemplates Kieran's worry for her, and makes a logical jump straight to the protectee. We see that she suspects it's Dylan, โ€ฆ

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Jan. 31, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 154: Deceiving Directions (with Meg and Mossy)

The Phantom Scythe holds a very revealing meeting, in which we learn that they are aware of Lauren and Kieran's indisgressions.... but the leader has his own plans for them. Redcliff shares (part!) of his experience and plan ...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 153: Dire Demands (with Bundin and Lily)

William is with the Darcys, trying to comfort the, and brings up the possibility that the murder was staged. Meanwhile, Lauren, who is very good at following instructions, keep herself on the down low by walking through the t...

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Jan. 17, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 152: Promised Proceeding (with Chaise)

We begin with the APD making arrests, and move to a broken Bella about to step out. Her plans are thwarted, though, by the APD, who mange to capture and tranquilize her. Tristan meets with Sandman in his cell and โ€ฆ

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Jan. 10, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 151: Crucial Choice (with Meg and Mossy)

We are screaming puddles. On the bridge, Kieran admits to Lauren that Lauren gave him hope, but that he is scared that the Phantom Scythe will use Lauren to blackmail him. Lauren ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ to comfort โ€ฆ

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Jan. 3, 2023

Purple Hyacinth 150: Agreeable Abduction (with Bundin and Lily)

In which all our predictions come true! We see Kieran in the mirror, flashing us back to his last mirror trauma, and seem to prepare for his assassination... only to invade Lauren's room instead. In wonderful contrast to all ...

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Dec. 27, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 149: Forlorn Fury (with Bundin, Fwoot, and Ocean)

The scene opens on a magnificent home. A piercing scream is heard. The household rushes to the source of the scream only to see a maid, horror-stricken, pointing at Darcy's bedroom. It is blood smeared, and a heart lies on โ€ฆ

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Dec. 20, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 148: Cute Celebration (with Bundin and Joy)

Things go full circle. Kieran and Lauren have a date at the very cafe where he first saw her. This time, Lauren is having a great time, and no lies are said. Their date is magnificent and we drool. And โ€ฆ

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Dec. 13, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 147: Right Reward (with Bundin and Lily)

Dakan and Tristan talk about the operation and the PS mole. We debate. Dakan asks Lauren to be careful and we think she will try - for about five minutes. Lauren sits in Hermann's office, anxious, when March comes in. โ€ฆ

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Dec. 6, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 146: Naughty Nurse (with Mem)

Kym and Will have a sweet conversation and exchange sweet looks in the hospital, just before Blaire is poisoned and the APD conduct a two hour search for the killer. A proud Kieran comes to check up on Lauren, and โ€ฆ

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Nov. 29, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 145: Devil's Den (with Joy)

Lauren, March and will encounter the messenger tousling with Blair. Will runs after the messenger only to discover it is none other than his brother Rafael. DRAMA. At the hospital, detective Lauren interrogates Blair and bu...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 143: Red Room (with Bundin, Emily and Lily)

Will visits Kym in the hospital while she is sleeping, brings her a music box, and shares his feelings. In the cave, Kieran suggests that Lauren wants to sleep with him, and even does an unacknowledged hair tuck! They agree โ€ฆ

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Nov. 7, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 144: Impromptu Inspection (with Mem)

Kym remembers good times with her sister Daena, and cries over Will's music box gift. Lauren inspects Morgan's room and discovers there is more to her than she realized. She interrogates numerous people, using her lie-detecti...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 142: Waning Worries (With Bundin and Lily)

Kym, munching watermelon, chats with Lauren in the hospital, mulling over Will's gallantry. At the APD, Lauren contemplates the Morgan case, and wonders what Darcy is hiding. Kieran sneaks up on her and Lauren almost shoots h...

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Oct. 25, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 141: Serene Sunset (with Bundin)

Will visits Kym at the hospital library, and Kym shares her panicked feelings with him, disclosing emotional information about Daena. Will responds sympathetically and then drops the most sentimental and open-hearted line tha...

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Oct. 18, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 140: Mysterious Mirror (with Bundin)

March and Lauren investigate Morgan's office, and Detective Lauren notices that something is afoot. Her suspicions are corroborated by the director's statement, and the appearance of a mysterious mirror wafting wind. Redcliff...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 139: Scary Similarities (with Bundin and Lily)

Lauren and March discuss Morgan's poisoning at the morgue, and it is everything we suspected. Lauren is reminded of the bodies at the ATST and at the factory, but doesn't lose her analytic edge. She also notices the bullet gr...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 138: Unfair Ultimatum (with Fwoot)

Darcy watches Bella dance attentively, after which Redcliff reveals details about Bella's past to her. She excuse herself and retrieves the tape, but is caught by Zephyr. Redcliff and Bella argue over Neyra, and Redcliff thre...

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Sept. 27, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 137: Surprising Soiree (with Fwoot and Myrna)

Will sits a Kym's bedside devotedly, waiting for her to wake up. We learn the fate of other characters (please live, Albion, please!!), and Will manages to simultaneously think of Kym as the girl he wants to marry and yet โ€ฆ

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Sept. 20, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 136: Gnarly Guilt (with Bundin, Emily and Lily)

This one broke our hearts, folks. Lauren finishes stitching Kieran up, sitting comfortably on his bed. She places her hand on his shoulder scar (!), asking him its origins. She hesitates and pulls her hand back, but Kieran g...

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Sept. 13, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 135: Intimate Information (with Emily and Lily)

Kieran and Lauren sit in Kieran's cave, gazing at the romantic water and discussing their latest discovery about Rafael and Redcliffe. Kieran's theory about the poison aligns with our resident medical expert Lily's. While re...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Let's Play 177 Analysis: The Peachy Pumpkin Pooh Protection Protocol โ€ฆ

The innocent looking older gentleman from the bus appears in Young Technologies' office. He waltzes straight into Mr. Young's office and informs him of a stalker named Jon Tuttle, who we recognize as the person who has been s...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 134: Potent Poison (with Lily)

Kym is rushed to the hospital, where she is stabilized. Dr. F. Emerys discusses the symptoms with Lauren, Kieran and Will, and they speculate as to whether it is the result of poison or infection. Lily explains why she thinks...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 133: Weeping Willow (with Bundin and Joy)

Kym and Lauren sit outside the Allendale Train Station and talk about the Snapdragon. We see a flashback to when Tristan and Dakan spoke with Lauren after the accident. We learn of the oppression of the previous monarch, and ...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Let's Play 176: Green Eyed Monster (with Krystine, Sabra, and Sadie)

We tried to discuss this episode pretty thoroughly and sensitively. There is a lot to talk about and tease out! Charles visits Sam's apartment, once again facing hesitation at the door. Sam has left the door unlocked for him,...

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Aug. 23, 2022

Let's Play 175 Analysis: Not In Front of the Baby (with Krystine, Sabโ€ฆ

Sam and Marshall (or Ariadne and Dion) are in Sam's beautiful world, waiting for the dragon egg to hatch. Marshall notices that Sam seems upset, and Sam tells him about her concerns about Charles and his rules. She gets upset...

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Aug. 23, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 132 Analysis: Safe Secret (with Bundin)

Will searches the archive room for Thalia Lin's XX16 death records and sees none. The next morning, a tired and disheveled Will tells Lauren that he and Darcy won't be marrying. We wonder how long the miscommunication will dr...

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Aug. 16, 2022

Let's Play 174: Manipulation (with Krystine and Sabra)

Charles sweetly wakes Sam, who makes it hard for him to leave to his mysterious task. Marshall, pushing himself to run, sees Charles leaving the apartment building. A call from Eva takes him to a fancy restaurant where he imm...

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Aug. 16, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 131 Analysis: Salient Scars (with Bundin)

Will and Kym wait at the theater. Kym asks about the date, which Will almost forgot about, and hears Will praise Neyra. Surely this will lead to miscommunication in the future. They scuffle, and as they walk down the hallway,...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 130 Analysis Bonus: Pining Plea (with Fwoot)

We had to have Fwoot on for the Bellarciest episode! Enjoy this bonus episode. We discuss their characters and relationship in depth, including our ubiquitous discussion about Bella's morality; comparing and contrasting Bella...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 130: Pining Plea (with Tsuki's Corner)

We flashback to Darcy and Bella's first meeting 5 years previous, where Bella rescues Darcy from a spy mission gone wrong. She teacher her a defensive move, which Darcy uses in the present day. Bella warns Darcy to stay awa...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 129 Analysis: Dismal Death (with Veronica J)

Darcy displays quick thinking, fearlessness, compassion and agility as she attempts to help Morgan, who is beyond help. Lauren asks her some questions but is cut short by a very curt detective, and Bella makes her move. *** ๐—ฅ...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Let's Play 171+172: Breakdowns (with Laura and Ocean)

171: Sam and Marshall talk about names, and Sam asks why Marshall goes by Marshall. Marshall talks about why he called himself Marshall, and how he doesn't like Ben. Sam points out the positive aspects of "Ben," and Marshall ...

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July 26, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 128: Misestimated Messenger (with Joy, Lily and Veronโ€ฆ

We begin where we left off, with Rafael cocking the gun at Kieran's head. Rafael, unbelievably, actually pulls the trigger, and we speculate as to why he is so trigger happy. Thus ensues a spectacular fight, with both Kieran ...

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July 19, 2022

Let's Play 169+170: Amorphous Blob (with Haley and Krystine)

169: Marshal rescues Sam from the grocery creep, earning our admiration for his kindness and backbone. Sam tells Marshall about the dragon egg, prompting Marshall to confess. Turns out... Sam already knew! They head inside fo...

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July 19, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 127: Cathedral Crisis (with Bundin and Fwoot)

Redcliff and the probably unimportant Lady Montgomery sit with Will and Neyra. We wonder what Redcliff has up his sleeve. Bella, shocked at Neyra's presence, watches them from above. Kym is excited to watch the play, and Laur...

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July 12, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 126: Forthright Friendship (with Emily, Fwoot and Lilโ€ฆ

Kym is overtaken by Neyra, whom we learn has heard a lot about Kym from Will. Now we're curious! Lauren hears Neyra's lies. What will she make of them? There is a very intimate pat down, and the couple is โ€ฆ

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July 11, 2022

Let's Play 167+168: Embarrassing Conversations (with Josalynn and Oceโ€ฆ

167: Vikki, Angela, and Sam discuss the dragon egg Sam received, throwing in a reference to Subzero, and Dallas is proud to serve them super special coffee, his newfound passion. Monica enters and she and Sam talk about Sam...

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July 5, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 125 Analysis: Double Date (with Joy, Ocean and Veroniโ€ฆ

Lauren and Kieran walk home from the circus. Lauren frets about their one lead, Redcliff, and contemplates on how Kieran has become a part of her life. We love how much she has developed emotionally over the story. She wonder...

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June 28, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 124: Grievous Gift (with Fwoot and Veronica J)

Bella throws away the note Darcy left for her and quizzes Redcliff out. We analyze Redcliff's overconfidence and speculate how much benevolence there may be beneath his toxicity. We also spend a lot of time trying to understa...

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June 22, 2022

Let's Play 165 + 166 Analysis: Dion: The Great Marshall/Charles Debatโ€ฆ

In which all we do is debate Dion's identity. Sam's group waits for Dion, who is late, but shows up huffing and puffing bearing Sam a special gift: a dragon egg trading card. She unlocks it, and Dion realizes who โ€ฆ

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June 21, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 123: Appalling Accusations (with Veronica J)

We open to a messenger berating a PS operative for his shoddy work. Meanwhile, someone is listening in from the roof. Unfortunately, the messenger is pretty sharp, notices the spy's presence and throws a dagger at them. The s...

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June 14, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 122: Harrowing Hypnosis (with Bundin and Veronica J)

Lauren wanders around the circus, coming across its members releasing lanterns in the sky in a moving memorial to their lost ones from Graychapel. Hypnotized Lauren finds herself feeling sad and not knowing why. Kieran, whose...

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June 7, 2022

Let's Play 164 Analysis: I See Strength (with Laura, Michelle, and Saโ€ฆ

Mr. Young gets a well deserved tongue lashing from Mrs. Young, but also receives sympathy and understanding. Charles and Sam vacillate about spending a weekend apart, and we end with a very frustrating unfinished email. Will ...

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June 7, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 121: Hardened Hands (with Bundin and Ocean)

Surprisingly enough, Orpheus' hypnosis... works! Lauren has now reverted to her youthful state. Unfortunately, Orpheus is unable to restore her, and Kieran is forced to run around the circus looking for her as she enjoys its ...

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May 31, 2022

Purple Hyacinth 120: Dreaded Dress Up (with Bundin)

As Kieran and Lauren dress in circus costumes, they theorize as to the Messenger's identity. Lauren (and the fandom) sneaks a peak at Kieran's bruised back while wincing from her wounds. Kieran shows us incredible insight int...

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