Quote from Solemn SimulatorYeah! In retrospect, I'm surprised Avacyn didn't take that route as well.
Just wait for Return to Innistrad in 7-ish years. She and Sorin will have their "I AM YOUR FATHER" moment and she'll go full-on Radiant.
With regards to this week's story, I didn't find "epidermis" as jarring as others seemed to. We've seen plenty of intelligent goblins on Ravnica before (though, to be fair, they were of the Izzet varietal), and to my mind at least, it makes sense that if someone's going to rise to become a Mob Boss they'd at least be more intelligent than their underlings.
In fact, possibly due to my love of the RAV block novels, I think this one was my favorite Realms story yet. You get the sense that, yes, the Boros are trying to hang on in the wake of the breaking of the Guildpact, but things are certainly not where they were pre-Dissension.