Nick, Chip, and Kurabara are back to continue talking about their time on Illium. This week, they get into the two recruiting missions to meet Samara the Justicar and Thane Krios the assassin. They begin by talking about the word Justicar and whether it originated from Mass Effect or not, as Justiciar is a real word. Then, they get into talking about how Samara is presented as a badass. They also talk about her task oriented, professional nature and how that can affect the ability to romance her. Next, they discuss how being a Justicar works with her recruitment onto the Normandy. They also talk about the possibility of Justicars going rogue and how that compares to being a Spectre. They also talk about her low-cut outfit.

Regarding the mission, they examine the relationship between Detective Anaya and Samara, as Anaya is putting herself in danger just by doing her job. They talk about Pitne For and whether or not they threw him under the bus, and have fun talking about the drunken Niftu Cal. They also talk about Elnora and whether they fell for her ploy or killed her outright.

Next they talk about recruiting Thane, and talk about how Chip finds him to be a boring character. Nick talks about how he’s more fascinated by Thane’s relationship with his son. They talks about how Thane was ready to die on the Nassana Dantius mission and was all too grateful for Shepard to come along and recruit him. They also mention the quick-time event with the mercenaries, and appreciate how smoothly Thane is able to kill Nassana. They also review Shepard’s history with Nassana Dantius, as she is another character from Mass Effect 1 to appear.

Thank you for listening to Squad Goals – A Mass Effect Legendary Edition Podcast! Please send any comments or questions to or @squadgoalsN7 on twitter.


Nick Zielenkievicz

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Chip Locke

Chip has a boring adult day job and then burns as much free time as possible playing the videos james. Fond of a variety of MMOs, JRPGs, and action games without active time button mashing.

Cory Treadway

Cory has been gaming ever since he fished an NES out of a trash can. A broad gamer who enjoys everything from FPS, Racing, RPGs, MMOS, RTS, World Building, Puzzles, Dating, Horror, Cooking, Sports. If its a game I will give it a try.

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