Panel one was something of a happy accident. In the previous comic, Grace wound up moving away from Sarah. This was mostly to keep her from being covered in dialogue balloons.
For the last panel of THIS comic, however, I knew I wanted background Tedd in the middle. For that to work, Grace, needed to go back.
So instead of a closeup on Grace's face in the first panel, we got Grace...
You know, I'm not 100% sure what she's doing, but it got her where she needed to be, darn it.