Like any taboo, Persephone is beloved and feared at once. You know the story as it relates to creation myth -- Six months warm, six months cold, Demeter screaming in the rain -- but what she became after that was the wife of Hades, and she's worshipped in a very different way after that. She's the Queen of After. She speaks with the voice of ghosts and is the dark mother into whose arms we are taken on dying. The first part gets a lot of play, it's one of the myths we all have to learn, but the second part is just as important, and it's what Tamara is currently negotiating. As she becomes more what she is, Joseph's journey in the Underworld is going to get more and more fundamental.
The cycle is told every year in the place where she died, and returned, at Eleusis. Like any myth cycle you play out physically, it is known as a Mystery. When we act out all the steps of the Passion, in the exact same way, it's called a Mystery Play. So while the name of the club that's our next step in this story is called "Mysteries" and that's a bone thrown to the noir aspects of this tale, really it's a clue to how deep we're going to go. These are Eleusinian Mysteries, not Phillip Marlowe ones.
Odysseus goes to see Teiresias, about whom more in a sec, in the house of Persephone in the Underworld. Here, we're going to end up at the house of Teiresias, the biggest Mystery of all and one that ties the threads of Zoë and Lacy and Tamara together in unexpected ways, to find Persephone. But first, big fight.
Big Mean Dude comes busting into Joe's fake house yelling at the junkie for letting them in, and refusing to believe that Tamara isn't just another part of the game. And if she really is Joe's daughter, then we have another problem, because her "bitch ass" already took out two of the Big Mean Dude's friends. Emmanuelle tells them to leave her out of it, calling Joe a "jagoff," which is the perfect word for him, and recedes into the shadows. They fight and yell and negotiate for a while about whether they'll help Joe, and then Emmanuelle takes out all the bad guys. Joe freezes, of course, and Emmanuelle gets shot, but not enough to kill her: Just enough for her arm to do that thing. She's angry enough that she tells Joe to get the eff out of the Matrix until he gets his shit together. "You're no good to her if you're gonna freeze every time some dirtbag shoves a gun in your face. I thought Taurons had bigger stones." You still don't get Joe at all, do you?