FB: [Muzak plays “MTA” by the Kingston Trio]

I don’t know if this elevator’s steel cables can handle the weight of all the symbolism it’s been gathering, between this chapter, the one where Shanna first laid eyes on it, and the one where Ferris rode it to his doom. At least we never called the bottom level “Sub-Basement 13.”

And so ends our antepenultimate chapter, not with a bang but with an ominous silence. We’ve still got a lot of pieces in play, but there’s only one real villain left, and the next chapter has him making his final campaign against everyone, as he planned from the start.