"So long as it's as a last resort, and we can keep such deals as quiet as possible. The townsfolk are slowly learning the truth of things, but I can't see that working out well for a population, generally speaking. I'll be back in a few minutes."
Elizabeth goes to confer with the lieutenants.
"I may have to release the prisoner. As much as I don't like the idea, he knows more about what we're dealing with, and he's more on our side than any man-eating, human-incubating spider monster.
I have to learn the ins and outs of detecting other-wordly creatures, so I can better find this thing as it enters our town."