The Mad Woman in the Tower
In honor of Halloween, it seems that Pat Lykos is spending her last days in office terrorizing the occupants of 1201 Franklin. To a large degree, her behavior reminds me of old ghost stories that I used to hear at summer camp when I was a kid. Once there was a wicked queen who captured a tall tower. She was cruel and terrorized the people who worked there. She reigned in terror for over three years before being defeated. In the final days of her retreat, she locked herself in her Tower and refused to surrender or acknowledge her defeat. She depleted the treasury of the Tower, with no care for the future of the people she ruled over. She blamed her minions for her impending demise. Soon, one by one, her closest advisors abandoned her in her madness. She roamed the halls of the Tower, letting all beneath her know that she would remain in control until they pried it from her cold, gray hands. She threatened her staff with terminations and demotions and executions.