As a character, Annunziata only has so much to recommend him: his range is pretty thoroughly explored in this one chapter. But as a source of hilarious John Waltrip faces, he’s rivaled only by Frigg.

Meanwhile, Guildmaster Persson gets his second-best scene in the canon (and certainly the one he’s going to enjoy the most). This is the broadest foreshadowing yet of how this arc will end. Persson doesn’t even need to be an Altruist conspirator to foresee how this little scheme of the Admiral’s is going to blow up, and in whose face.

Which of these three is the comedian again?