There sure is a great deal of water and so many clocks everywhere in this past weeks reading.
Did anyone else have to google a clepsydra? Fascinating!
Also something just clicked with me - 12 that is how we measure time - 12 numbers on our clocks. 24 hours in a day (12x2) . Also 12 month's in a year. This lightbulb just came to me this past week!! So I am thinking that the passage of time is a big theme here.
I think that as Hawley was in shock and his mind probably evoked only thing that made sense to him in that state. His father was there to save him. As far as we know he never had any other father figure in his life. It likely was the only nurturing figure he ever had. (He taught him to fish and collect shell fish and knew he wanted Ring Dings. ) His time with his mother is hazy. He fell in with Jove at 15 and Jove was anything but a nurturing figure.
With Jove reappearing in "Fireworks" with his bag full of watches (more stolen 'time' here) I fear that Hawley's past really is catching up with him and there is the real possibility that Loo will be enveloped into it. Hawley obviously has a great deal of trouble letting go of the past as we see from the bathroom shrine (and now the stolen Firebird).
I think that Mabel dumping this on Loo was pretty harsh. She obviously really really dislikes Hawley especially given her introduction to him. She obviously has tread with a great deal of caution around Lily given her past behavious regarding addiction. I imagine she has had to practice her own kind of 'tough love'. Her ex-husband, Gus, sounds like he was extremely difficult. It must have been heartbreaking to have her daughter follow in his foot steps. But she also seems manipulative. So it appears that Mabel is very much trying to drive a wedge between Hawley and Loo in revealing her suspicions to Hawley.
So I have a few thoughts/questions:
Was anybody else curious why the meet up to exchange the money for the clepsydra took place in such a curious remote spot? I mean why take such a valuable black market antiquity to the wilderness and unbox it next to a glacier about to calve an iceberg? The whole thing struck me as odd and an unlikely venue for such an exchange.
Also, in 'Fireworks' we learned that Hawley did learn how to swim when Loo was little. Could it be that Lily really did drown and Hawley couldn't save her?
Also we learn that Lily drown in a lake in Wisconsin. Did we know this before? For some reason, I assumed it was the ocean.
Also, I am still grappling with what era this is all happening. The man who saved Hawley at the Copper River had an old portable phone from Vietnam and a stash of fentanyl lollipops leftover from then as well. So are we taking sometime in the mid/late 70s. Would that put 16 year old Loo and the time in Olympus is the early to mid 1990s??
Did anyone else notice that Loo and Hawley's first aide kit is in an orange toolbox just like the Hawley's Copper River saviour's was?
Also, I want to know how Hawley gets in contact with people for his jobs and how do they contact him. Is everything through Jove by way of King. I have a feeling King is going to reappear some how now that Jove has shown up with his bag o'watches. Or will he reappear in another Bullet chapter? (I guess those of you who have finished know. ).