@JackL One of things I find interesting about Endtown is the depth of reactions expressed here in the comments. All of us view this story through the lenses of our point of view. Sometimes a comment makes me see an installent differently, and sometimes it doesn’t. Though I don’t see things as you do, your comments have given me a different perspective.
Gasp! Too soon. Way too soon……the sausages need to simmer a bit more ‘til they’re done.
Someone would be, except they’re chicken.
I tipped my waitress. She got back up and had me thrown out.
I can see how someone making paper flowers could figure somehow in the background.
When I review the story, it appears to me that the wolf anthros never killed any of the cannibal victims (aside from the one we saw that was inside the conspiracy). In fact, although they committed lots of violence, they never actually killed anyone (except wolves. They hanged Fenrick the lawyer, and the laundry fire). It seems obvious to me that the one who died in the laundry fire died when he lit the gas in the laundry. Is shows the gas cans. It shows him with the gas cans. It shows him lighting a match. It shows an explosion. Later, there’s a crispy wolf.
Define “slaughter”. An unknown number of pig mutants were butchered and eaten. I can’t find a number stated within the story, but “9 feet” were found in the river. That’s 5 pigs at least (or 4 and 1 half). At both burned-out sites, bones and skulls have been found; and there was Edgar. Those pigs were threatened and harassed until they submitted to “suicide”. As a group of citizens, the pig anthros never harmed anyone (although there was at least one (Denise) involved in the conspiracy). On the other hand, the wolves were manipulated by the conspirators into being the scapegoats for the conspiracy—as far as that goes, they were merely victims. But then, some (not all) of the wolves formed a revolutionary cell. And they incited rioting and violence. Wolves within that group harassed and attacked various citizens that they felt wronged them or their cause (victims included Heather Hoss, Portia, Jolene, Fenrick Fairweather (Heather’s lawyer—who was also a wolf). Among the hostilities, they picked up Heather’s corpse (after she’d been driven to actual suicide from their harassment), and paraded it through the streets—further terrorizing the other citizens. At that point, Jacob “unleashed” the security rats (thought they might have deployed under their own orders), and they acted to fatally stop the element that was currently—violently—threatening the stability of Endtown. It was not a purge of the wolf anthros—it was removal of a violent destabilizing element.
Or maybe a message to Luca Brasi…who sleeps with the fishes.
Regardless of what information is on that note; it records one of the last communications between Portia and Walt. It may contain Portia’s last goodbye to him, along with any endearments. Whatever the contents, it brought Dottie to tears. This may be Dottie’s way to let it pass on. After all, she could have burned the note, or torn it to shreds. Also, although she’s tossed the note—the information in it is in Dottie’s head. Will anything more come of it? Or will Dottie think she’s already been involved in enough strife? I’ll just have to wait and see.
Actually Batman is being broadcast now. It has been airing on…MeTv, I think.