I haven't abandoned you, promise!
I've just been doing some re-writing in the early chapters of episode eight. The convolutions of time travel can sometimes require mapping out who is where and when and trying to reconcile it all, and I have a character who keeps complicating the issue. The fiend!
Whether he counts as a good guy or a bad guy I'll let the readers decide. In the meantime I'm making steady progress and I hope to have this episode ready for release by the end of March. I can't promise, but if I keep producing at my current rate, and if my editor doesn't get a load of jobs at once, it can be done.
I'm on a real roll so my part in getting this story finished is nearly at an end. I've already started contemplating how events from this episode will weave into the series story arc to tie up all the loose ends.
I'll write another update sooner this time. Promise!