It felt like the writer looked at the back issues, correctly assumed "Oh, well, they hardly did jack that makes sense with these two after they showed up, nobody'll mind if they go," and decided to have them be the Spectre's first big casualties over this magic thing. I liked the fact that Daniel came for his parents, and that's about it. Everything else about this ending ended up falling flat. And motto about the dangling plot threads. I don't have enough fingers to count all the ways that the ball got dropped on this concept.