We believe this complex is much bigger than what we have seen thus far. And suspect many more people are behind its walls than the small number we have encountered.
Elijah surmises that we are being held outside the general population of the prison. And once we refuse the mark, we will be thrown in with them.
No one has called for our presence. We have blissfully been left to ourselves.
Many people have been paraded by our cell all day long. Each one sporting the mark. We recognize them from the first day in the holding cell.
Plainly it’s all a piece of theater aimed at us.
Today it’s all been carrot, so I’m guessing tomorrow we’ll feel the stick.