I also wanted I better transition. One of the common denominators. The chapters are all line based (not lineless)
At the beginning of this chapter we finally put Kane in Nicoli's shoes. Now when Nicoli had come to this realization was sort of a comical scene and everybody was dismissing the importance of her emotion in a way.
Now Kane can relate.
Clearly these guys are still loyal to their Queen Castalia and wanted for n.1 to be reunited with his wife faster.
You remember Hermes? He used to be n.28 in the ranking and now he is a 23. He was one of the boys who joined Castalia's crew during her 3 years adventure away from Kane.
I you remember Hugs, it's the story where Kane leaves Josh behind to live his life and be a daddy - he does not have to be a pirate anymore as Kane thinks life is pretty safe no that Gilbert Sullivan is gone and he is the Pirate King.
He manages to forgive and forget everything about his past but he still cannot hug and feels nothing for his... father.
That is why Circe makes the sassy remark.
This is the box Gemma refers to. Kane's chest. The chest that spilled open and revealed some journals... two of which are the journals Castalia liked to read - because they are full of pictures.
Now upon reading all the journals and the letters, Gemma discovers she is Castalia. She does not doubt it because she recognizes her own handwriting, but she does not remember writing them at all.
At this point, remember, Kane has given her the spectacles and she has realized he is not there to steal her away (like she heard) so she is not so afraid of him anymore.
You may remember that initially Quoque's identity was kept secret for the same reasong Kane wears a mask (to protect his brothers).
But when he is upset, little Amil, calls Kane "big brother" in his native tongue: anna.
Unfortunately though we lost both Nairi and Yester because they are very religious. There are no Orthodox churches on the island so the sisters go to the Franciscan monastery instead.
I mean going around wearing a mask the whole time must not be an easy thing to do.
But because of his care and attention, Josh's death had to be something Kane could not control.
If it were something he could control he could go on a revenge spree and stuff like that and you don't turn emoking. You do something to feel better about it. But like this, you can't.
You turn emoking because no matter how much you tried you cannot control everything. So all you've done was for nothing.
Of course Wes tells him he cannot blame himself. Wes can relate to the pain Kane is going through but he can only imagine what is going through Kane's mind and how useless all his efforts are appearing to him.
Kane goes to the fountain to his brother's face one more time... and then faints.
And now we know why Kane's hair is short. Josh's hair was probably shorter at the time he left his daughter. This is probably when the little one realizes this is the other daddy, not her daddy daddy, but Kane is convinced that she does not need to know that Josh is gone and so decides to replace him.
And here he is talking about turning the place of the landslide into this heavenly peaceful place.
Notice, both times, back view.
....I don't need it anymore because you are gone....
...I need it anymore because I have you...
And this is why Kane uses the same exact words with Castalia when they meet again.
But she is still a mischievous prankster, she probably did not plan it to happen like this but when it does she owns it, she is a proud villain, let's face it hahaha.
Circe probably has her own version of "Hugs", if she had her own comic we could probably read it and figure out why is Pandora so difficult to forgive but also so impossible to live without.
Whatever it is, her words strike Kane so much that he manages to calm down.
It's a soul tearing experience, being able to relate to your enemy.
Up until now they had just been civil with each other.
Even so the mystery remains: what really happened that night? Why was Benedetta there? And why is it that Kane cannot remember her?