Last time on The Alchemist… there was a gratuitous steal of footage from 2001, some menacing lurking down a mine, a truly horrendous piece of exposition (for which I can only offer my most humble apologies- I was young!), and the first of many oddball dream sequences to come. When we left our erstwhile hero, he had just agreed to take part in a seance to contact the spirit of a medieval Alchemist who’d been abstractly reaching out via a friend’s dream. As you do.
The story continues….