I’d forgotten about them; I think you’re right.
Kudos to Terrence for stepping up to help pull Alan (and Wally) back from the edge. He didn’t just stand by and watch them fall.
And now … who or what are those shadowy, glowing-eyed, creepy figures behind them??
Two possibilities. (1) the dittoes are confirming to Wally that it’s the Eye/I controlling the entire Topsider compound and illustrating that Eye/I is intent on destroying it by mimicking flames. (2) the dittoes have now been corrupted/taken over and Eye/I is taunting Wally. “Yes, your dittoes are now mine, yes it is I, and I have destruction in mind for you.”
Either way, Wally is stressed, as evidenced by his fluffed tail!
Okay, Wally & Co., find the exit, stage right. ’Tis past time to leave.
Excellent point! Duffy is often oblivious to the obvious, but given the pained expression on Wally’s face, it’s clear that it’s not just feline ears that can hear the noise. Duffy would have covered his ears and winced too if that were the case.
We see that it’s a good thing the lab Topsiders disconnected their data antennas. “Eye/I” apparently now has control over the rest of the living population in the colony. Scary thought, but at least the “drones” are inert for the moment. I’m assuming the buzzing Wally is hearing is feedback or some such from the transmissions from Eye to the Topsiders.
Duffy is still such a kid! You’d think he’d’ve learned to tread lightly by now, given all he’s been through so far.
Happy cliffhanger Friday! :-) Maybe Duffy is looking at a vortex that has opened up and drawn all the monsters into it. Where are the lab Topsiders? I’m assuming Wally & Co. are on their way to meet them, since apparently the coast is now clear.
You nailed it! If I could upvote this ten more stars, I would. :)
I’m not sure Wally is keeping the dittoes as an ace in the hole. The monsters were able to break through the ditto barrier earlier, so I’m not sure how reliable they are at this point. If Wally loses confidence in them, will that affect their reliability even more?
Have faith, Terrence. I have every confidence that Wally & Co. will survive this situation just fine. And you too, so long as you stay with them.
With the Eden bubble collapsing, we’ll see if pulling that bit of reality back into normal space equalizes things, or contaminates this reality with chaos. Buckle up! This is gonna be interesting to watch.