- Stick in the mud- Nanase Vs. Abraham- Similar effect - "I am DONE lying to my family"- Grace and Tedd communication
Before anyone asks, no, that's not a fantasy cutaway. Okay, that last panel is, but Nanase and Ellen really are at a mall and they really have just decided on a whim to solve the mystery of the mall jewelry thief.
Incidentally, if your initial reaction to panel five was "omg did Ellen and Nanase rob a jewelry store", don't feel bad. I tried to figure out a camera angle that showed the shop, broken glass, that guy, police tape, and Ellen in a way that immediately made clear that the observing Ellen was an innocent bystander, but I couldn't think of any that could fit in the allotted panel space in this comic.
On the other hand, maybe it's better with the potential for briefly interpreting Ellen as the thief. If so, then that was my plan all along.