I actually felt sorry for Mao. It's easy to think he was batshit insane because of the chainsaw shit, and to lose any sympathy for him, but...
He knew what he was doing, and it really was only out of necessity. CC has survived burning at the stake and being crushed by the ocean's depths. She would come alive by the time they reached his house in Australia, and he would be free to spend his life with her.
;___; Oh, C.C.