As Alex, Cleo and Max discuss how to determine where next to find the Gorgos Stone, a dubious Asian visitor arrives insisting he help Max find it. As Max checks into the stranger's background, Cleo believes Mesoamerica holds promise, so Alex ventures into the legend of Quetzalcoatl and immediately finds himself the featured attraction at a human sacrifice. Quetzalcoatl intercedes just in time, and Alex finds in his savior an inspiring teacher, in turn quickly becoming his favorite and most responsive follower. Old ways die hard, however, and with drought affecting the area, Tezcatlipoca, wanting to usurp Quetzalcoatl, aims to resume the Toltec sacrifices - with Alex at the top of his hit list. Written by
Recurring features: Many entries in the series have frogs croaking in the background - the same frog croakings no matter what continent. Chickens also show up in backgrounds (here in Quetzalcoatl and in The Blessing, at least). The same oddly flat pumpkins in The Blessing (location: Africa) also appear here as well (location: Mexico) in a market scene. See more »
Alex tells Cleo she should've seen the room where he went to change clothes - a room as big as their house. Since Cleo remained in the study monitoring the scene, and since the cyberspace scene follows Alex wherever he goes, she should have been privy to see Alex undress in the room of his description, yet apparently didn't. See more »
[hearing Alex talking with Cleo]
Communing with the gods, Xunak?
Well... trying to. Not getting very much of a response, though.
No, often that's the way it goes with the gods.
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