And the Administrator has just pulled a fast (and particularly nasty) one on Lauren, and by extension on Brian.
Promise good, deliver evil, turn, stick in the knife, twist.
How to write a scene in five easy steps. You can, incidentally vary them a bit. You can promise evil and deliver good, or either of the other two mathematically possible variations in a two x two equation. However, turn, stick in the knife, and twist are best left unaltered. They don’t work as well in any other combination.