As many quite correctly assumed Tom's terms did come back into play quite literally as without being poofed 'the game goes on'. And if anybody is curious how THIS little thing by Tom relates to what was shown at Crit-Con...well maybe I'll do a 'what he was doing during Crit-Con' thing like was done for Thor during civil war.
See you tomorrow!
So he was laughing because he really enjoys the fact that they were able to push him so hard? He still loves the challenge, and he's able to embrace that without as much anger as he used to have, making it all the more fun.
...is it weird I can see Tom coming back to play without stakes on his free time once Jasper's been bubbled?
That's it, I'm writing Allie as Aquamarine and Tom as Topaz.
And THAT is why you can't promote to an enemy piece with your Pawns.