Some folks may not be old enough to get the “NEW YORK CITY?!” reference but I am okay with that. The real story here is Mel has a job offer that will take her away from the group. Will she accept it? We’ll see.

I rarely tag a date to strips but in this case it makes sense and yes, I am running this arc a few months back from the current date just to keep it all straight (since my injury caused Christmas to extend into the new year). Continuity nerds will note that it is technically past the first day of Spring in the comic now… yet no Brett.