- This is what we call the "denouement." That's French for "when we beat up the supervillain."
— The Tickthe marryin' and the buryin.'
— Mark Twain"One dictionary defines 'denouement' as' 'a final part in which everything is made clear and no questions or surprises remain.' By that definition, it is exactly the wrong word to describe this chapter...But I say we call it the denouement anyway because it sounds so sophisticated and French."
—Pseudonymous Bosch. The Name Of This Book Is Secret