To me, this was the worst Egan episode since The Bag. I did like the Marcus stuff, even the cliche indian spirit guide stuff, but that town and those people were simply too unbelievable for me. I knew why some people stayed in the town: the little girl wanted her mother, the kid felt grateful to his father figure or whatever, but why the hell did everyone else stay? I mean how screwed up are all these people anyway? I don't know, maybe I'm just a heartless bastard, but I think those people got exactly what they deserved. I don't even see what good came in the end, because those people are nothing but sheep waiting for the next wolf to come along... in a month or so, another idiot will come along and convince them all to start a nudist colony or something. I didn't feel any compassion for any of them.
It seems that no matter where Kurdy and Jeremiah go, the only people with any kind of courage or compassion are Jeremiah and Kurdy. Everybody else is either gutless, stupid, insane or evil. Frankly, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be such a bad thing for the Valhalla people to take over the world -- maybe they can put a stop to all the insanity that's going on.