Mibble Monday: Pour five drops for the plagues on Philistia (1 Samuel 4–7)

Bleah. I’ll never make progress unless I focus. Things have been a bit busy of late, sorry.

Moving on through First Samuel, we meet one of Israel’s major antagonists, who’ll motivate the action for a while.

Short, snarky summary: Israel figured what worked for Moses and Joshua will work for them, and takes the Ark into battle. It doesn’t work, and the Philistines steal the ark. Disappointingly, their faces are not melted off, which means everything George Lucas told me is a lie.

The alternative ending in which Belloq survives but is never able to sit down again was received poorly by test audiences