Some moments in fairly quick succession that I hope speak for themselves.

If E-Merl had both hands working and could huck full-sized fireballs, he might be a match for Hestia, but still not Hestia and Tamara both.

One story note I forgot years ago: I briefly proposed that the new Sisterhood of the Unyielding Open Heart should include Carla and Darla, the women who propositioned Best at the beginning of his career and became single moms as a result. That would’ve been interesting, and I can totally see falling into a cult like Hestia’s after your lifeplan has blown up in your face. But Phil was probably right to veto it: it would’ve been too much baggage for a story this streamlined.