TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Written by: Mark L. Hoffmeier
Ivy isn't comfortable in her disguise...a dress!
Ivy: "How could you ever be a woman of action in this dress."
Carmen chews out Mason after he ruins everything.
Carmen: "Hmm. Now where is Mason Dixon with that historical sofa? What?"
Mason Dixon: "I'm sorrier than a sinner in a sunday school, Carmen. Forgive me."
Ante Bellum: "They're on to us! Carmen! Somebody! Get me outta here!"
Carmen: "I'll deal with you later, Mason. Now stay put until I clean up your mess. Ugh! You've blown my whole caper!"
Mason Dixon steals the time machine and changes the present.
Mason Dixon: "The only difference between you and me is a little twist of fate."
Mason Dixon: "I'll show you I can handle this my way, Carmen."
Zack: "It's Carmen's time machine!"
The gang returns from a dead-end trip through time and find out things have changed.
Chief: "Whoa! I may be totally time-warped gumshoes but records seem to indicate that while we were gone Carmen's henchman, Mason Dixon, somehow became Acme's number one target."
Zack: "What are you talking about? Where's Carmen?"
Chief: "She's now Mason's sidekick, second bill, goon, flunky, gofer."
Zack: "Whoa! Whatever Mason did with Carmen's time machine somehow changed history."
Chief: "He's now the world's greatest thief and the head of V.I.L.E."
Ivy: "And from the looks of his crimes...he's no Carmen Sandiego."
The Player and Mason Dixon exchange barbs.
Player: "Traveling through time to play tricks on me, eh, Carmen? What are you up to?"
Mason Dixon: "I'm in charge now, Player. Fun and game time is over! [laughs] Where on earth is Mason Dixon?"
Zack and Ivy help the alternate reality Carmen in a grey coat.
Zack: "Quick give me your coat."
Carmen: "My coat? Who are you?"
Zack: "Don't worry. It's not your best color anyway."
Carmen takes Zack and Ivy to VILE headquarters.
Carmen: "Wait here."
Zack: "Ivy this is great! She's actually taken us inside Mason Dixon's secret headquarters."
Mason Dixon: "How dare you bring complete strangers into my headquarters!"
Carmen: "I'm telling you Mr. Dixon, they are two very sharp criminals who helped me get away from the police. "
The Chief gives the detectives a little lesson no submarines.
Ivy: "Wait a minute. There were submarines back in the Civil War?"
Chief: "Well, not like we have today with sonar and missiles and Denzel Washington."
Summary of action.
Carmen: "Welcome to the team. Mason says we're about to make history together. Charleston Harbor, 1864, here we come."
Quote that shows how different Carmen v.2 is from the one we all know and love as they steal the Hunley.
Carmen: "That's Mason's target."
Zack: "And what's the plan?"
Carmen: "Plan? Well, I have to plan on getting caught. I almost always get caught."
Zack: "Man! She is gonna really need our help if she's going to build up her confidence enough to ever take over V.I.L.E. again, Ivy."
Carmen: "Blast it! There are too many guards!"
Ivy: "Trust us, Carmen. Careful planning is the key to success."
Zack: "Yeah. We have an old...uh, acquaintance who is a master at this. We'll show you all her best tricks."
They steal the Hunley and Zack complains. He just isn't cut out for manual labor.
Zack: "Man. My arms are so tiered from turning that hand cranked propellor. Now I know why they invented nuclear powered subs."
Carmen checks in with the boss.
Carmen: "Come in, Mason. We have the Hunley."
Mason Dixon: "Good work. Then phase two is about to commence."
Ivy: "Phase two?"
Mason Dixon: "When you get to these time coordinates, camouflage the sub and wait for me."
Zack and Ivy ask Carmen for help.
Zack: "Carmen, where's the sub?"
Carmen: "Oh, Mason arrived and took it. Why?"
Zack: "Because we think he's trying to change the outcome of the Civil War."
Ivy: "We have to stop him!"
Carmen: "Stop him? We can't!"
Ivy: "Carmen, think! If the South wins the United States would remain two completely separate countries."
Zack: "Slavery would still be legal."
Ivy: "All of history from the Civil War forward would change."
Zack: "Just because Mason Dixon hasn't thought this through."
Carmen: "Then if we're going to stop him...we need a plan."
Ivy: "I like the way you're starting to think, Carmen."
After they stop Mason from sinking the Monitor, Carmen tells them where things went wrong in her life.
Carmen: "Things might have been different if I had been the one who ended up in charge of V.I.L.E."
Mason: "Get me ashore!"
Carmen: "Once when Mason and I were trying to steal a Rembrandt in Amsterdam I got caught and sent to prison. Mason got away and went on to run V.I.L.E. Simple twist of fate I guess."
Zack: "That's it! That's the same thing Mason said back at Appomattox!"
The detectives tell Carmen what happened as they watch Mason merge with his past self.
Carmen: "What's going on?"
Ivy: "Mason changed history to become head of V.I.L.E., Carmen."
Zack: "You have to meld with your past incarnation and get history to play out the way it's supposed to. Come on!"
Carmen melds into her past self. History is back on track as Mason gets caught.
Carmen: "Mason, this way. Follow me."
Mason: "Forget it, Carmen. That's where the cops are. Grits and Gravy! Let me go! Oh, why didn't I stick with Carmen's plan!"
The Chief taunts a recently captured Mason Dixon in Virginia.
Chief: "Hey, hey! Check it out! I'm on the net! Nice web site!"
The Player and Carmen.
Player: "Okay, so maybe we didn't catch you in the end, Carmen...but we did foil one of the biggest crimes in history."
Carmen: "Well, Mason Dixon's "crimes" deserved to be stopped. And now that I'm in charge of V.I.L.E. again...things will be back to normal."
While the credits roll, Zack tries to fix the chronoskimmer.
Ivy: "Hey, Zack. What are you doing with the chronoskimmer?"
Zack: "I figured it was time for it's tune up but its...well...stuck. It only goes back in time 10 seconds."
Ivy: "Really? Hey, Zack. What are you doing with the chronoskimmer?"
Zack: "Like I told you before, it only goes back in time 10 seconds."
Ivy: "Really? Hey, Zack-o. Whatcha doing with the chronoskimmer?"
Zack: "I just told you! It...nothing! I'm not doing anything with it, okay?"
Ivy: "Sheesh. What's his problem?"