Going back and re watching season 8, chapter 6 of RVB I noticed that Delta appeared to Caboose through the small floating robot that Epsilon Church was inhabiting. Delta stated that Epsilon was not aware that the other memories existed, but will eventually find out. Also said that the cycle would start again.
This brings an interesting point: There are four stages of a ‘Rampant AI’ which can be found here: http://rvb.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence
It discusses the four stages an AI unit could go through before becoming ‘Meta’. But, basically it’s saying that although Epsilon expressed personality and a bit of sentience, he never achieved the stage of Metastability.
Fast forward to Season 12 of RVB with Carolina and Epsilon Church’s first appearance- where Epsilon is seen speaking to the other AI fragments or memories of those fragments. We also see him having erratic behavior and telling Carolina he has a headache (see above article). Add this to the fact that the Chairman is in possession of Maine/Meta’s helmet (and other various Freelancer equipment) and we know the Reds, Blues, and various other members will (more than likely) be meeting him next season and possibly boarding his ship.
There are two things that stick out to me:
With the end of Season 12 and Epsilon Church revealing himself to the Chairman, the Chairman initially planned for Carolina and her rag tag team to come aboard the ship. I feel once on the ship, the Chairman will be revealed to be working with Junior (as he is the destroyer indicated in the BGC) and that he wants Tucker’s sword (since Junior is technically the biological son of Tucker, I think Junior will be able to wield the sword no problem), but he’s also looking to collect Epsilon because he needs him and the AI memories to infect Junior (as depicted in Season 5 the very last episode with Wyoming and Gamma) so he can establish an army,
Or (this is an interesting idea on my end)
Epsilon will start the cycle over as indicated by Delta in Season 8.
That possibly, the moment they enter that ship with all the Freelancer equipment, while Carolina has Epsilon and all the AI memories, Epsilon will be overwhelmed and will achieve ‘Metastability’ and Carolina could achieve a Meta-like state since he’s in her armor.
Could you imagine the scene?
When Epsilon runs rampant in Carolina’s head, she breaks down and tries to fight it. She grabs both sides of her helmet and starts to yell and scream. Suddenly, she stands still and picks herself up off the ground. She composes herself and casually walks over to the Meta’s helmet and proceeds to takes off her own. She turns around to everyone in the room and you see Carolina’s face, but her eyes are different from the last time we saw them.Wash lets out a gasp- he knows what’s happening and he’s terrified. Carolina grabs the Meta’s helmet and slides it over her head, her camouflage device cloaking Meta’s helmet to match her own armor.
Carolina is the Meta now.