The last few pages were designed to create as much ambiguity as possible over whether Best would “work out” as a part of the team and just, you know, as a dude. But this page does everything short of introducing a police captain one day away from retirement to let you know something bad is coming. Props to John for adding the tear in the penultimate frame.

Also, look at Best’s dialogue in that last panel, as he conflates the two major influences in his life to date.

Frigg’s line at the start comes from me. I knew a “basin” was some kind of container, but until I looked it up I was visualizing something more like a pitcher or carafe.