This really needed to be the issue with an upswing, but instead everyone continues to be manipulated. I have an unfortunate suspicion that the end will be a cop-out.
Every avenue of hope the heroes have had has only been another piece in the villains' machinations, so I predict Snyder will end this by making it so the villains were sewing the seeds of their own ruin all along, like when Barbatos opens up every world of the dark multiverse, it also summons the villains' nightmares that'll be helping the heroes to win.
That said, really excited Grant Morrison will be writing between-issue one-shot. I'm sure he'll have some zaniness appropriate for an event like this.