Then … They convene back at Matthew’s place where Kibner tries to make sense of what they experienced at the Mud Baths.
… and Now, the matching photo shows how this living room looks today (its location, 1227 Montgomery Street, was described in an earlier post here).
Then … Nerves are frayed - Nancy clings onto Jack when he gets testy with Kibner (who, unlike the others, has not seen the creatures) for not accepting that they are real and intent on replacing them.
… and Now, the door behind them leads out to the patio overlooking Montgomery Street .
Then … Kibner leaves the house, exiting via stairs leading down from the patio.
… and Now, the stairs are still there but hidden behind a latticed wall and a new entrance has been added next to the garage doors.
Then … He walks towards his car, parked at far left just inside a narrow alley.
… and Now, the alley is Castle Street where it joins a very steep block of Union Street (at the red marker on this map, while the blue marker shows Matthew’s place).
When he gets into his car we recognize next to him Elizabeth’s partner Geoffrey. Knowing that he has been replaced, our worst fears are confirmed - Kibner is one of them!