Outposts of the Forgotten began with a largely external descriptive portrait of the S.R.O. scene, the setting, and its people, finally progressing to a closer look at the mechanism and processes which maintain the S.R.O. world’s distinctive character. The social life of this world was examined from the perspective of an active, participating member, bringing into focus such things as their daily rounds and usual patterns of social interaction, their management of time and space, and the range of available alternative life-styles. This concluding chapter will once again establish a measure of distance from the S.R.O. world.