The Flesh Cartel #7: Homecoming (The Flesh Cartel Season 3: Transformation) - Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz This episode focuses mostly on Dougie and his interactions with Nikolai following the events in the last book.

We only briefly see Mat, who is so broken he has basically given up. Nikolai has left Roger to tend to him, knowing he cannot approach Mat at this point so he spends his focus on Dougie. Nikolai is working his magic, fully immersing Dougie in the mindf@ckery that he knows will convince Dougie that Nikolai loves him and only wants what is best for him. Nikolai does open up to Dougie somewhat so we learn some about his history and what brought him to his mentor.

There is a huge cliffhanger at the end of this one so be prepared to want to jump right to the next.