Is the menacing phase nearing completion?
menace ... verb
"threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner."
If true the next phase would logically be the "unwind" phase ... two images come to mind.
1) An elastic wound up real tight and suddenly released.
2) A balloon inflated to the maximum and suddenly released.
May not be a 'pretty' phase ... perhaps this phase has already started ... lots of stuff happening that point to such a reality.