Of course there’s a reason…that’s when the antiimagic woman gets off work and can arrange for buggerups to appear.
Wolfe will figure out what is really going on before Ben. Ben is too intimidated. Mal just does not care. However, Mal hearing what the malforms say, I think is a clue.
I think Mal’s more capable than he gives himself credit for, and he’s got an opportunity to possibly turn his life around here if he’ll just recognize it. Fortunately, he’s got Wolfe, who doesn’t give up on Mal so easily.
I understand his need to not be harassed while he is working by ingrates.
I wonder, is Kate a smoker? The detective girl smokes a pipe, and Mal rolls his own cigarettes. Been there, done that, quit 38 years ago and avoided the COPD that is now killing my brother. Kate, are you listening?