Roo, I’d look at Beau’s death as the end of The Opening sequence. I’d say the next appearance of the monster — P. 18 — the Monopoly fire incident functions as a first act midpoint, letting us know the threat is still there, the family still has to be quiet, etc. It’s not a classic inciting incident (if there is such a thing) because it doesn’t really change the plot, rather it serves to bring the audience up to date. And it gives the story a nice jolt / scare.

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