This is me officially capitulating to the selenak and paratti side of the force where before I was resistant.
And it is clear that Gene preaches survival, or redemption, through struggle, where Yates tries to bring people over to his side, to get them to desert Gene. And Keats has a pleasing shape and cites scripture, or at least regulations, to his purpose. When he got the undercover cop to relax into death, he shone from behind - and Gene when he thanked him for saving Chris referred to his having descended from on high and having light that shone from him.
Keats is the light-bearer; Keats is Lucifer.
Which I guess makes Gene God, or something like it.