The final word … and while I don’t generally like to publicly acknowledge that I’m an idiot, if this helps anyone else in a similar situation, I’m willing to take the hit to my ego.
There are two ways to view events in the console – either by a) selecting My Devices and clicking on a device, or b) by choosing Events. When I chose a), all I saw was the originating event; when I chose b), I’d see the originating event, but after a while, the hook-sent and hook-response events as well.
in a), the hook-sent and hook-responses are attributed to a “particle internal” device, not the device I am currently using, so it makes sense that on the My Devices events page I wouldn’t see them.
But the two pages are somewhat similar, and the distinction between them was lost on me.
Thanks, everyone, for their willingness to help, I really do appreciate it!