Today is a red letter day: Half-Life 2 came out on this day exactly eighteen years ago! And what better way is there to celebrate our favorite game’s descent into adulthood than with another episode of Mjolnir82991’s excellent Combine Exchange Program?

The latest episode sees our protagonist duo of a Civil Protection officer and a Combine Overwatch soldier on exchange finally make their way to a place often hinted at in previous episodes—Nova Prospekt. What awaits them in the Combine’s maximum security prison? You’ll have to read it to find out:

That’s it for today, but we’ll be back with a new article next Monday celebrating Half-Life 2’s anniversary and new episodes of Combine Exchange Program continuing the ongoing storyline will be coming soon. Keep an eye out!