See? That’s why you should never get too cocky as a fictional character, even if you are a very genre-savvy fictional character with amiable relationship with the fourth wall.
While Mopey correctly analyzed that the chances of any major twist were extremely low in view of how little running time is left, she overlooked the risk of running into a minor, but highly humiliating, comedic twist in the last few minutes. Those don’t take long to pull off, and don’t affect the big picture – but, boy, are they a pain in the ass for the character concerned. Fortunately for her, the no-nudity-clause in her contract limited her exposure – keeping the true heights (or would that be depths?) of her humiliation mercifully off-screen, and allowing her to re-assemble most of her dignity before the camera caught up with her.
It’s still humiliating enough, especially since her panties absolutely don’t measure up to her self-imposed standards of gothicness. Those look sickeningly cheerful, so having them end up in broad view definitely puts a damper on Mopey’s joy at having otherwise recovered her gothic stylings she was missing so dearly throughout most of this chapter. Somebody else might also have drawn some satisfaction from the simple fact of having survived the spectacular ending of that carnival ride, but I guess Mopey is already too jaded for that sort of thing. Aside from not being a big fan of living on general principle.
In short, Mopey is alive and mostly back to her old form, only mildly inconvenienced by a modest amount of disgrace to her modesty. But how did the others fare? – More on Monday.