There are seven flashback chapters. I have at least rough plots in mind for the first four:
- "The Emergent Pattern": what choice of action will Jennifer take, and will it clash with Shira's?
- "Climinal Team Origin": the girls have to convince Rico to join them for better reasons than just money and thrills.
- "Breakfast at Winkie's": the team have to fend off both terrorists and cops at the same time and still get the weaponized malware and Cold War tech they need for their mission.
- "Welcome to the Penguindrome": they have to root out a group of "boxed crook" police infiltrators, including one who will later become a major villain whose final act sets off the plot of Book 6.
I have the same problem with several of the present-time chapters as well: they remain unplotted.
So here's my next challenge: before I get back to editing the narration and dialogue, I must give all these neglected chapters the plots they require, as if they really are the TV episodes I once intended them to be. Once I give them their structure, the rest should come easier.