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Cohen: . . . as long as we can solve the “why did you suddenly disappear” problem. You’re useless to me if the public gets the idea I let you go.
Cybele: You could have your own Being pose as me! For visits, or to release new videos.
And if someone who won’t be fooled insists on stopping by? You put out a press release . . . saying you found a way to kill Beings. And you’re not sharing it, because you’re afraid people would abuse it . . . but you know for sure that it works.
Cohen: Do you realize that “a way to kill Beings” is the subject of Walker’s latest secret research? . . . No, I guess you wouldn’t, given the whole “secret” part.
Cybele: Even better! You want to find out how well she’s spying on you, right?
So, give her some bait she won’t be able to resist! If she gets desperate enough, she might cut corners — and get that much easier to catch in the act.
Cohen: And even if not, the search could keep her distracted from the really dangerous projects I’m working on. Yes . . . I can see it.
Bennett: Oh, good! That puts you one step ahead of Walker already.