- So John gets to see these last rites he's heard so much about.
- Dr. Koenigswald agrees to perform the rites despite not being a Bokononist.
- He says it makes him a "bad scientist [but he] will do anything to make a human being feel better, even if it's unscientific" (98.7). More power to you, doc.
- He climbs into the boat with "Papa" Monzano. The two perform boko-maru. The rites have begun.