Episode Two: The Bodiless Arm
4.5 out of 5 stars
If you’re unfamiliar with serialized fiction – it’s the idea that you take a story and separate it out into episodes – like a TV show. These are usually released on a website or as a podcast. I’ll be reviewing each episode separately as they come out to provide an episode by episode review of the story. See my review of Episode One: The Faceless Body
Some of my reviews may contain spoilers to past episodes – I’ll try and keep that to a minimum but I can’t guarantee anything.
Episode Synopsis from SerialBox.com: A severed arm leads Miyako and Emma into the world of extreme body modders, with a side dish of organized crime.
The second episode was titled the Bodiless Arm (weird side story for a second. The word bodiless just looks like its spelled wrong. Every time I see it, I think is that really how it’s spelled?). But, I digress. The Bodiless Arm shows some more combined work (along with some solo projects) between Miyako and Emma.
This episode features, as the title suggests, an arm that they find in a subway station locker. This isn’t some normal arm though, it features an intricate and useful tattoo that leads the two of them on what feels like a wild goose chase to figure out who may have done the tattoo work (and trying to get a lead on who would have cut an arm off of someone).
Episode 2 was gritty and real and featured a peek into the underworld of the city. It was fast-paced and over quickly. Each episode feels like it’s going to be a specific crime and I’m interested in seeing how they tie together Miyako and Emma’s story arcs throughout.
Ninth Step Station Episode 2 by Fran Wilde
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
Series: Ninth Step Station #2
Published by Serial Box
A severed arm leads Miyako and Emma into the world of extreme body modders, with a side dish of organized crime.