That last panel of Celeste in anquish is very realistic and very powerful. I do not think a sensitive soul would not be moved by her plight. Even though she may have a malicious component to her personality, she herein appears weak and vulnerable.
To think that many poor souls throughout history have experienced such captivity "for real." No rescuers or heroes came to their aid. It is difficult to comprehend how cruel human beings can be to each other in their quest for power, control or amusement.
I hope for a turning of the tables - soon!!! I hope I do not hope in vain.