June 14, 2019
Halfway through Season Six, the Kraken was feeling nervous.
Ratings were through the floor. The storyline was a hot mess. And the writers had started killing off main characters.
It all smacked of desperation. And now management wanted her on water skis for some big stunt to reel viewers back in.
“It’ll bring the fun back”, they told her. “We’ll do a full beach party episode. Board shorts and bikinis, dancing in the shallows. Then, as the sun sets over the water, you shoot across the skyline, wave to the cheering crowds… and do your stunt.”
The Kraken took a deep breath. She didn’t like stunts. She didn’t like the beach either. She liked the deep.
But they had to try something. The show must go on.
“How big’s the shark?” she asked.