On the surface, everything seems fine after both women start living with Jack. However, the arrangement kills each woman internally, as evidenced by the fact that each woman tries to hex the other. Alice saw this eventuality in a dream, and has been dreading it for a long time. The voodoo magic that she employs to hex Kiki must cost her a heavy emotional price, for Catholicism does not smile on such superstitious behavior. The fact that neither woman leaves Jack now, even after he forces them into a polygamous living arrangement, confirms the magnetism of his aura.