Good point. I'll check later to see if it's ever brought up again. (I think the reason the Hyron Baha character and his two friends from Tupile approach Jessica is to complain to her about the nuke thing and try to get her to intercede with Alia, but I haven't seen anything further about them or their problem yet.)
I'm not 100% sure, but I think I've found an inconsistency between WoD
and House Corrino
OK, so while Jessica and Duncan and whoever are still on Ix after escorting Paul there (for his "offworld training"), the BG send three RMs to bring Tessia Vernius back to Wallach IX because they want her to play broodmare and pop a sprog or four. One of the BGs is Stokiah, the "guilt-caster" mentioned several times now, and she puts da whammy on Tessy, putting her into a coma. The Vernius Dr House, Yueh, can't do anything for her, so Rhomboid has to agree to let the three witchies take wifey back to Walleye ... precipitating the emotional bruhahahahahaha between Rhomper and Bonzo and blah blah blah leading to Paul and Bonzo in a Face Dancer circus.
Anyway! Before all of that, it turns out that one of the other two BGs is ... (Wait for it!) ... Wanna Marcus! TA-DA!!!
Yueh recognizes her and she eventually shows up at his digs. They blah blah blah with Yueh revealing all kinds of info to her that he probably should have kept doctor-patient (fuck that Suk shit, huh?) including, eventually, that Bonzo is the result of (gasp!) artificial insemination!!!
Why did I reveal that to her? His expression hardened. "It's much like the prejudice against repairing damaged body parts with my cyborg components. The repairs I made to you demonstrated the potential of my work." He felt the hurt growing inside him again. "You should have been able to conceive a child."
Maybe I'm fuzzy on the details, but did Yueh do the work on Wanna himself? In HC
there's a scene with Yueh having a heart-to-h...pump with Rhomboid:
Rhombur saw the doctor's eyes flicker with deep pain, but no tears. "You may not believe this, but I understand. A long time ago, my wife Wanna was seriously injured in an industrial accident. I found a specialist in artificial human control functions—very primitive compared with what you have, Prince. He replaced Wanna's hips, spleen, and uterus with synthetic parts, but she could never have children. We had planned to wait... but we waited too long. Of course Wanna is beyond childbearing age now, but back in those days it was quite traumatic for us." He busied himself putting away his medical instruments.
What reason would Yueh have of concealing the truth from his number-one patient and patron? I mean, for fuck's sake he's just defied the most fundamental proscriptions of the Duniverse and fucking clairbied
the man. What, he's afraid Rhomboid will turn him in to fucking ImperPol or something?
Can anyone remember anything about Yueh doing her plumbing himself? If not, it looks like old Kevvy has fucked the pooch again. Fucking hack can't even keep his own facts straight?
Anyway, the fun part is that Wanna reveals to Yueh that in reality she isn't barren at all and in fact has been shootin' 'em out back at the Muthuh School like a popcorn maker.
But such is his love for her, I guess we're supposed to conclude—or maybe there's more on this I haven't seen yet?—that even after a betrayal like that he's still willing himself to betray the Atreides for her years later. Blah blah blah.
KJA truly is a marvel, huh?
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"