Whee, a little more meat again. We get some more cooperation between the animal companions, as Snuff gives sanctuary to Needle, who is being chased by the Vicar, a new character. Some "busybody" as Snuff put it sent him a vision basically setting him upon the heels of all the characters, so it's apparent he's going to be around for a bit.
Oh, and we also briefly see (or hear about) the Great Detective some more. Poor "assistant," it's apparent he's being set up at least partway to be the usual bumbler he's portrayed as these days, although really, he's not supposed to be. Especially not physically. *sniff*