This reminds me of this children's book I recall, about a king who wouldn't get out of his bath tub. His entire court tried to convince him there were things you just couldn't do while taking a bath. But for reasons I can't recall, he managed to turn the tables on them and invited them to try them in the bath. Finally, you have one small boy (a squire or perhaps a young servant) who had the simplest, but most effective solution:
Pull the plug.
The rest is history.
Your art is like a variation of that book, at least because of the water theme.