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Maniac stays the night, but sneaks out early in the morning, knowing he can't stay there.
Eventually, Russell and Piper find him, thrilled that he's has survived the gauntlet of the East End.
Things are even worse in the McNab house than when he left though: they're actually building the fortress to protect themselves from the East Enders: "Now there was something else in that house, and it smelled worse than garbage and turds" (39.37).