So, uh, this is a bit of a spoiler if you’re just following along, but this guy’s got other occupations on his resume than “fortune-teller.” Although we knew Brother Tom would be an important figure in Cultism, we were still some time away from deciding that he was the Cultist.

One thing Phil would always admit I was good at, even when our relationship was at its lowest point, was verse. Phil can be good with rhymes, but he’s not good with meter, so Brother Tom’s prophecy here was a team effort.

You’d think Tom would lie to lead these two to their doom, but as we establish later, the act of predicting the future makes him sort of a conduit: his perspective may inform his predictions, but he can no more lie than he can fail to see what’s coming.