I’m going to take it as a character beat that Byron, angry as he is, does not simply chop Brother Tom and Brother Homon’s skulls in that first panel, or at least try to. He’s seen through the trick, he has no compunctions about killing Cultists, but he still can’t make himself fatally attack his brothers’ images, not right away.

We’re kind of testing the limits of abstraction in that final panel. See how many non-Cultist figures you can identify! I’m just assuming everyone we saw on page 21 is around somewhere.

“You’re here, I’m here, he’s here, she’s here, they’re here, we’re here… and everybody gets what they want” (Guilded Age: The Musical)