Keep thinking to myself… should I have made a “Catholic Hell” location tag?  Eh!

“Let’s deal,” Meighan says while in Discount Hell and speaking to a devil-worshiper, without irony.

In more stories than I can count, the misfit underdog who’s desperate to prove themself finally gets a chance to do so and doesn’t waste it, leading to their redemption in the eyes of others, and ultimately in their own. That’s clearly how Meighan wants this to go.

(And yeah, there is a parallel with Dina there.)

Mist’s request for “knowledge” gives him what I hope registers as a Faustian vibe. Faustian deals never end well for the Faust, but some Fausts can live a long time and do a lot of harm to others before their bill comes due.