Call me out if I'm wrong, but isn't it a well established fact that you need to clear dichromate with sulfite and permanganate with bi/metabisulfite?

It just seems to me that the easiest answer is usually right, and this seems like a glaring fault to me.

Then again, why would the clear have anything to do with removing residual metallic silver? It just clears the bleach solution, which has ideally already done the job of clearing the silver. So who knows...