Shanna has done a few interviews via Skype, but she’s never been in a situation where it was urgent to unmute someone who’d muted themselves. So in those first few frames she’s yelling to the others, asking them how to do that, and they’re stammering because they don’t quite understand the urgency, and then everyone goes numb once the mustachio appears in the frame.

(We’d be using Zoom if this were written today, of course.)

Note how the cat is hiding in panel 3 but peeking out just a bit, trying to assess the threat that’s already turned its little world upside down.