Which Lacy knows is a lie. It's like Clarice is playing Good Cop with herself: "And if you do tell me... Your burden will be lifted." As God's executioner, it's made clear, Clarice's judgment on this "burden" will have a severe impact on Lace's life expectancy. (Sister Willow's language gets slipperier every week. There's a line you can draw from here to indulgences, you know what I mean? The Divine Rights of Clarice Willow.)
Weighing the many kinds of crazy she's now knee-deep in, Lacy relents. Yes, the avatar lived. She lived for awhile inside a robot body, dated the cutest boy in the universe, eventually killed him after a fight with her dad, and then blew her ass to smithereens. Then, something happened -- we still don't know what; I wonder if there was more to Zoë's "Do you even know where I've been?" beyond just the NCC droog fighting -- but as far as Lacy knows, that was the end of Zoë. And the program.
Suddenly, retroactive liberties are again taken with the continuity: That gold infinity pin that pulled the first Jenga on Amanda's mind? It was also a thumb drive! Now, the angel thing is cool, because it's a known concept in this show's universe, but things like this seem a little cheaper; on the other hand, what do I know? It could have been the plan the whole time. It just seems odd and sort of science-fiction-TV lazy to make that thing -- a known symbol of the OTG cult -- the objective correlative in not one but two major storylines. There's a definite "Makes sense, don't it?" vibe to the dialogue here that makes me think we're being oversold on a new retroactive concept, though. Clarice and Lacy all but turn toward the camera and go, "BACKUP ZOË IS DEFINITELY IN THERE, OKAY."
Just one more thing on the agenda, now, which is that Clarice -- because Olaf and Nestor are getting a little too into the constant hurt/comfort, which makes sense given their devotion to killing Barnabites for her -- is going to be sending Lacy to Gemenon for STO training. Just like Clarice, when she was a little girl: "It'll help you get properly focused on your walk with God." Lacy brings up her poor mom and Clarice goes, terrifyingly, "We'll take care of her." I guess bye-bye Momma Rand. The Corps Is Mother and all that. Lacy, having just come back down from a weeks-long high, is not interested on taking yet another flight on Willow Air -- even grits out a NO! -- but Clarice ain't having it, and her voice gets colder and scarier than even before, because she said no. "Lacy. I am trying to save your life. Do you understand? There's been enough blood."