Piece of bonus commentary: I had to post the outlines of this strip first and the colored version afterwards, but I also made a small dialogue change in the process. Instead of “Save it, Mina” in panel 4, Todd now says “Stuff it, Mina”. I felt like Mina’s expression in panel 5 suggested a bit more shock than “Save it” would generate, and “Stuff it” feels… angrier, to me.

"That escalated quickly" would make an appropriate title for this whole arc, honestly.