thumbnail_20160813_212602Dad’s Garage Theatre is presenting the improv soap opera “Scandal” every Saturday night through Sept. 17. “Scandal” is set at a fictitious shopping mall in the Old Fourth Ward that’s on its last legs and its wacky denizens. As media sponsor for the event, INtown is posting a recap of the Saturday episodes. There are only two episodes left!

Week 12 began with The Commodore and Orange Julius desperately trying to figure out how to feed and change Jelilah’s twin babies. The Commodore stated that one of the babies would be the savior of mankind, and the other the savior of the CHUDs… and he didn’t know which was which!

Agent Hammer, resurrected from the dead, was at the mall fountain contemplating the place where he died. Cynthia Monets entered and they saw each other for the first time since Hammer was murdered. He tried to rekindle their love, but Cynthia was too different now, and his new chicken DNA interfered.

Lil’ Daisy, back from her search for her parents in the Forbidden Zone, stopped by Great American Cookie to see Rosemary. Once Rosemary revealed she was a CHUD Queen, though, Daisy was sad to say that they could no longer be friends, but rather sworn enemies.

Lark Darkcastle and David David David were having lunch on the roof of the mall. Lark was very distraught about the incoming CHUD hordes, and was contemplating throwing himself off the roof. However, they realized it was only a one-story drop and he would only bust up his kneecap.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Mall, Todd Farchel, father of Lil Daisy, went to see Rosemary to find out the whereabouts of his daughter. Rosemary warned that his reunion with her might be anything but happy, due to his CHUD status.

Orange Julius and David David David were playing a favorite game from their childhood, where Julius would throw sticks on the ground and then David would eat them. Julius then revealed to David that he was dying from liver damage, but that David could not tell anyone else about it.

Lil’ Daisy went to visit the Commodore and see the babies that she had pledged to be a big sister to. The Commodore was grateful for her visit, since Orange Julius hadn’t shown up for his babysitting shift yet. One of the babies got dropped on its head and, after some discussion, they also dropped the other one to even things out.

Agent Hammer found Lark lamenting the loss of his left hand to the CHUDs. Hammer wanted to help Lark out, so he wrestled him into submission and forced his left hand onto Lark’s stump.

Later, Daisy was entertaining herself at the Lil’ Smokey Caboose train ride, when suddenly her Father appeared. He was there to take her back to their house in the Chudburbs, and to enroll in a good school. She was reluctant, but her Dad took her on a fun train ride to win her over.

Lark was enjoying his new left hand, but also was noticing it had a mind of its own. Rosemary was sick of her title as CHUD Queen, so she renounced her crown and then began to aggressively nurse Jelilah’s twins in the food court, while screaming at mall patrons that it was entirely natural.

Todd was in Rich’s buying some new Dad sweaters, when David recognized him. He revealed to Todd that he was a result of a union between David and a CHUD woman. Which made David Todd’s father… and Lil’ Daisy’s grandfather!

Orange Julius and Cynthia were in a mall storeroom, and suddenly Agent Hammer came in, and was shocked and dismayed to see his ex fiancé with a good friend. At that same time, the Commodore burst in and when Julius couldn’t account for the current location of the twin babies, they began screaming at each other. In the chaos, Agent Hammer pried open and window and tried to leap to his death… but he only fell one story and busted up his kneecap.

Read the episode 11 recap at this link.

To purchase tickets and to find out more information about “Scandal,” visit Dad’s Garage is located at 569 Ezzard St. in the Old Fourth Ward.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.