I view this comic as justification for possible "previously, on EGS..." comics in the future. Wordy recaps are not desirable, and some things are better not exposited. A recap comic with redone past panels done in a TV-esque style can sometimes be much better.
I'm not sure why I'm pushing this viewpoint so strongly on the day that I am posting this commentary which is February 28th 2015 and surely not anywhere near such a "previously" style comic.
And hey, I guess I already made it clear that that red-striped dude was Damien. Neat!
I used to refer to the sort of school uniform Amanda is wearing in panel one as a "sailor fuku", which in fairness to me, is technically correct. It basically just means sailor clothes, and it makes it clear that one is referring to that type of uniform and not what actual sailors wear, and...
Wait, why don't I keep referring to those as sailor fuku? It's no stranger than calling Japanese animation "anime" (which literally just means "animation").