A group storytelling roundtable seems like a great way for this gang to pass the time, as long as no one asks Scipio to do it and Bert keeps it clean. NOBODY ON THEIR PHONES HERE, AMIRITE?

Putting Bert across from Fr’Nj in this scene probably reflected my intentions to ship them, which weren’t entirely dead at this point. But of course, Scipio joins the gang before long, having finished his arm-wrestling with Sundar satisfactorily.

I like Fr’Nj’s line a lot, refined by Phil from my “I’m proud of you.” Of course, it’s also the sort of thing Rachel might say if she weren’t way too close to the parties involved. Still, the real triumph here is E-Merl’s.