I was struggling how to work this page to resolve the various sub-cliques and give them some form of an exit scene before moving on. When the “Are you stupid!” panel jumped into my head, the rest wrote itself. 😀

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A reader mentioned Chanelle in the last strip's commentary and how she sort of... disappears from the scene in the last two pages.

This is partially a result of me avoiding excessive panel crowding, but also part of my earlier effort to work Ricky into the scene a bit more strongly than he was initially written. I feel, as before, that this scene works better overall if the Orphanage Crew is prioritized over "at-school-friends" like Chanelle.

Even though her physical presence is being downplayed, I think there's enough information to work with from previous strips for Chanelle's fate in the incident to be inferred.