I think I started reading this in the very early chapters, maybe even from the beginning? I'll remember when I work my way back that far. Also am summarizing plot, just to straighten it out for myself as much as anything else.
#17. Maybe it's been so long, what with all these diversions, that I have NO idea whatsoever what this "archive" she's tracking down is, or how it relates to her overall goals. Still not 100% sure what her overall goals even ARE, may have to go back and review some.
#16. Okay, hunt down the guy who welshed on her, and make him pay, in one fashion of another. Hmm. She took the Andiran job to get capital to continue operations, got stiffed for that, then spent more time and resource hunting down this guy. And hasn't been shown making a successful paying job, how was she even able to afford the custom-designed bee, or anything else?
#15. The escape.
#14. Interlude showing us how she doesn't necessarily get along with herself -- and this may metaphorically be a three-way knife fight? Too cryptic, very confusing.
#13 The Andiran Job. How does a guy that nice become the head of such a large corporation? Okay, it shows us that she doesn't let "nice" get in the way of her professionalism. She does the job, regardless. Awful lot of pages spent just to establish that. And then to spend the following TWO chapters just dealing with the immediate aftermath...?
#12 S34 killed immediately after being decanted. Inconvenient recollection of some of her final moments? Her memories either lost or deliberately suppressed (by "Mother"?!). S35 decanted with S33's memories, but perhaps with erasure of some of (or more of) her last thoughts, to avoid same reaction that S34 had. Mother isn't saying.
#11 So, Plank did help her, but where is he now? Okay, had to track back all the way to here to find reference to Archives. 5 episodes, 315 pages, maybe a year and a half real time? Pages aren't date-stamped, hard to gauge, but it feels
like it's been a long time. S33 appears to have been deliberately sacrificed
#10 Breaking into the cradle.
Enough for now.