"Or... unless they were pushed. Unless they were killed."

Has Perdita been thrown from the window by Daed, to plummet to her death below? A look at Greek mythology might help to answer this question. Once again, this event references the story of Daedalus. Daedalus’ sister sent her son Perdix (note the similarity to the name Perdita) to study with Daedalus. Perdix soon proved he was quick to learn, and that like his uncle he possessed his own streak of genius. He invented a pair of compasses by connecting two pieces of iron with a rivet, and sharpening the ends. He also invented the saw after being inspired by the spine of a fish. Daedalus was extremely jealous of his nephew’s achievements. One day Daedalus could bear it no longer and pushed his nephew off the Acropolis of Athens. Daedalus was banished from Athens for his crime. In this story, Perdita is also a very skilled creator, perhaps even more so than Daed. Rick is surprised to learn that Perdita helped him to build the Maze, having believed that it was exclusively Daed’s work. This episode appears to be another of the many ways in which this story parallels the Greek myth of Daedalus.