This mini-story is kind of a two-parter, so I’ll explain it better after we reveal where it’s going. But it’s nice to see this completely other side of Lia after we opened with her raging against, and then beaten down by, corporate apathy. You start to understand how the playful side of her mind could seem to improvise Rachel’s backstory.

(“Seem to” being the operative word, because entangled players and characters had their separate existences before and after, but let’s not get into that whole mess again rn)

I also enjoy her entirely appropriate deployment of the f-bomb, which sets just the tone we need.