In these two updates, we first step back in time to the period of Francine’s manic episode. Having had time to interview her, we can now fill in some important details that the cameras and microphones didn’t show. Then we return to the moment in the Safe Room when Mennis heard Francine calling to him.
As several readers guessed in advance, the Illuminati will find an unexpectedly cunning adversary in this seemingly straightforward woman. Whether she is David with a slingshot or Ulysses tricking the gods, she is a power to be reckoned with. — SB & KT, writing for Francine