What’s past is prologue; what’s future is epilogue. This, right here, is maybe Chapter Four or Five.
— Cecil

"Triptych" is the 73rd episode of Welcome to Night Vale. It was released on September 1, 2015.

Synopsis Edit

There seems to be something wrong with the broadcast signal. Do you hear that?


Cecil talks to Kevin at three different points in his life: before Strex, a few weeks after Strex arrives in Night Vale, and when he is very old.

Plot Development Edit

  • Kevin: Kevin's origins are more thoroughly explored.
  • The Other Empty Desert: Cecil is apparently aware that Kevin has named his new settlement Desert Bluffs.

Recurring SegmentsEdit


Proverb Edit

Candles lit, runes drawn upon the floor, sacrifice prepared. Everything is ready for the summoning. I begin the incantation: "Shakira, Shakira!"
— Proverb

Notes Edit

  • A "triptych" is defined as three parts come together; a trilogy. In this episode, there are three versions of Kevin: past, present (recent past), and future.
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