Just like the most interesting thing to a dog is what’s on the other side of a closed door, we are constantly told to wait and wonder what’s in the next panel, the one that will appear the following day. It’s a device, not an an especially clever one, that will keep a story moving, and readers coming back, I suppose… But what is it that Abbey is seeing? Did Cal set himself on fire along with his chopper? Is there a tribe of native islanders looking for their next meal? (OK, I have no knowledge that the Hawaiian people, of any sort, were cannibals…)
But if it’s as big and obvious as Abbey is making out (again, without the aid of her necessary, pre-scription eye-glasses) then why does she even need to point out the “menace?”
Thanks for the comment that what we have experienced since Cherry had the good sense to not get in the Helicopter with Mark and Cal has taken maybe a couple of hours in real time, but has stretched out 40 days. So, no, boys and girls, you aren’t just imagining the “James Allen Effect,” you are, in fact, living it.