- "Can you sit in a car...?" "I doubt comfortably..."Clearly Vital to the Plot
This is one of those comics that could easily be cut without resulting in any continuity errors or problems with the story. Even assuming the next comic has them in the car, the simple visual of her in the back seat with her tails all over the place and occupying all available seats would be explanation enough for why she's sitting back there.
Nonetheless, if you were to tell me that this comic should have been cut, I would look at you with such a mix of confusion and contempt that you would remember it for the rest of your days, occasionally waking up in the middle of the night muttering to yourself in a hushed whisper "the eyes... the eyes..."