We start this week with Eva, deciding on becoming a rockstar to honour her grandfather Claes’s memory.
Anders experiences the presence of ghosts firsthanded, but writes it off to him being too tired.
Gillian meets Jeanne Frejryd, her next ranked opponent for the third time at the chessboard in the park outside her office.
It’s a hard game and it takes hours
Jeanne’s husband Kurtis even brought a picnic
And again Gillian loses against Jeanne. This is tough resistance!
Gillian decides it’s time to turn to the theory of the game again and start reading "Logic 3.141592…" yet again. And suddenly she feels a pang of grief for Claes yet again.
In the meantime Eva plays guitar outside the office building for anyone who wants to hear. It’s not so many at this time of night
At home, Karl works on his painting skill and is overwhelmed by artistic genius. His brush sparkles and the painting is an instant masterpiece! Wonder if his insanity has something to do with this, never saw it before
New day, new challenges. Gillian takes on Jeanne Frejryd once again
It’s another tough game
And another lost cause…
At home, Anders has started to realize that he’s the heir of this legacy, and as such he’s expected to get married and have children. He met Towa Ragnbom in class and invited her over and now he finds out that she’s single.
He also finds out what zodiac sign she is, but the simGodess cannot remember. And it really doesn’t matter, since we cannot remember Anders’s sign either.
Karl works hard on his painting skill and can now paint still lives. This picture might seem random, but it isn’t.
Here’s the motif
And the painting is placed right above the desk where Anders does his studying
Anders gets the opportunity to get himself a part time job, and he starts out as a cash register in the bookstore
Eva gets the opportunity to follow Towa Ragnbom home after school
Karl gets promoted and chooses the path of agent, since Gillian is in CSI already
He starts his new line of work with a seminar at City Hall
At home, Gillian is slacking off from her chess career and indulges in her couch potato trait, but suddenly the TV breaks. She takes it as a sign...
Yet again she invites Jeanne Frejryd for a game of chess, and finally, finally she wins!
Karl is very pleased with his choice of career – he’s allowed to wear a really nice suit!
Eva continues to work on her guitar skill, sometimes alone, and sometimes, like now, with someone else. Today it’s aunt Anna, who still seems to work as a paper girl
Gillian’s next ranked opponent is Albert Dennstrand, who she already beat before. Guess he upranked himself while Gillian had a hundred games against Jeanne.
Karl paints different styles different times. This one will get sold, it doesn’t fit in the house.
Anders and his aunt Anna both have the Loner trait and enjoy each others company
Eva has an assignment from school to catch a fish and turnit over to science. The fish she catches is very very small, but it’s a fish. Mission accomplished!
Gillian hears that Jeanne Frejryd died. She will always remember her – as the hardest chess player ever to beat.
Finally Karl is a good enough painter to start painting Gillian’s portrait.
Then it’s time for a party again. Gillian’s mother Agda is there. That woman seems never to get old – they look like they’re the same age – even though Agda has been a widow for quite a while already.
As has become his custom, Karl spends the party questioning the guests.
Saturday, Gillian realizes that the Frejryd family must be a family of chess masters. Her next ranked opponent is from the Frejryd family too!
This one is not as hard to beat as her sister (?) though. Gillian wins pretty easily.
Saturday night there’s another party and Gillian and Karl feel a little naughty…
Their host doesn’t appreciate their swimming naked in his pool and asks them, more or less politly to leave the premises.
Sunday is chessday again. Gillian wins over Ethan Bunch
Anders invites Towa over. He realizes hat she grew up to a young adult, but most importantly, he finds out that she’s a Loner, just like him. A rare smile spreads over his face when he realizes that this is a match that can work
Anders and Towa spend the night talking while Karl finishes the portrait of his wife.
The SimGodess just realizes that the name of the painting is misspelled. Mrs Motvalls is called GilliAn!
Then Gillian finds out that the next ranked chess player is giving her too much resistance for the moment. She will most probably have to read up on her theory again.
Gillian: ”Isn’t it amazing?! We can’t have one single week without some random guy dying in our house, can we?!”
Next time we'll see Anders and Eva grow up and start their adult lives. And we might have an LTW or two accomplished