Things are wrapping up more quickly than I thought possible, but they’re moving too quickly for comfort. I feared this would happen with such a huge story getting crammed into four issues. So many moving parts with plenty of questions in how this connects smoothly (that’s the operative word) will either be rushed or fall apart completely. At least for now, Mass Effect: Discovery #3 is the former and not the latter. I don’t like rushed, but I’d rather have that then a half-assed story that makes very little sense.
At the very least, it’s now more apparent how Kandros went from Andromeda skeptic to on-board. That said, there is still the discrepancy of how he became Sloan Kelly’s second-in-command. The Uprising novel seemed rather clear that the two of them have worked together for a long time. With the current timeline set in this story arc, it doesn’t seem possible. But I suppose everything on that can change by the fourth and final issue.
Kandros blew his cover when he and Luna dropped in on Omega. Nyreen (remember her from the Omega DLC?) happens to be Kandros’ cousin, and despite his cloak-and-dagger disguise, she recognizes him immediately. If only she knew Luna was ready to find any reason at all to stop trusting him and place a bullet between his eyes. Sadly, Kandros needs all the support he can get right now, especially since the turians have terminated the mission and ordered him to return to Palaven. He decided to defy that order and continue his mission to help the Initiative find their wayward quarian. They aren’t particularly pleased. Kandros is officially on his own.
The turians decided to end their covert op after learning more about this psycho salarian. Long story short, he’s bad news and overly obsessed with upgrading his biotics. This is why he’s kidnapped the quarian.
They do track them down on Omega, and they even save Shio from Zeta. However, they can’t declare mission accomplished just yet. Shio drops the bomb that Zeta is running straight to geth heretics. Hoo boy.
So much going on at once, but they’ve cut to the chase rather quickly by exposing Kandros right out of the gate. Still so much to wrap up, not to mention they still need to somehow connect this story to the scene from the very beginning of the first issue. This whole arc is a flashback for Kandros, but the connective tissue holding it together is a bit flimsy.
Our Rating: Yep
Authors: John Dombrow and Jeremy Barlow
Artists: Gabriel Guzman and Michael Atiyeh
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publish Date: 07/26/2017
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