Yeah, there’s just no reasoning with someone who shares absolutely none of your values, not even basic self-preservation (cough).

On Flo’s instruction, John started bringing the panel borders off-kilter here. The effect was fairly subtle at first; some readers probably didn’t notice even if they normally pay attention to that sort of thing.

Just in case there was any confusion about this, the last panel here features Byron’s dying scream. He’s getting stabbed right in the heart by someone who knows how to do it. Brother Tom is going to keep stabbing and stabbing at his body in the first frame following this page because why not. But Byron’s (second) lifetime ends here.