- Sarah to the rescue
Joyce: God sent you after me!
Sarah: Yeah, the Old Testament God.
- Seeing Danny grow a spine for all of thirty seconds is kinda epic.
- Dina grows one as well after her Berserk Button is pushed.
- Amber gets angry and gives a long-overdue punch. The hovertext sums it up: "Panel five may be the most satisfying thing I've drawn in the last fifteen years."
- Also, her Badass Boast in the very next comic.
Amber: In other words, dad, science says you can kiss my ass.
- It's a small moment in that scene, but kudos to Sierra's dad for stepping in between Blaine and Amber before Ruth shows up.
- It gets better
- Also, her Badass Boast in the very next comic.
- Joyce refuses and rebukes her parents for their hypocrisy. Bonus points for it being based in her Christianity, rather than in defiance of it.
Joyce: Jesus says to love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27. That's everyone. Not just people we like. Not everyone except the Samaritans. Everyone. And so I will not act likeŚlike a jerk to my best friend and her family. Anyway, that's what the Son of God says. He is my higher authority, my moral foundation. Not you.
- Danny takes care of things. Also heartwarming.
- Sal and Marcie are friends, but Malaya is apparently The Friend Nobody Likes and Carla has only just met them. This doesn't stop them from dog-piling the threatening lady in the costume together. Sal then chooses to just walk away, derailing whatever confrontation Amber had in mind (well, in theory).
- Dorothy figuring out Amazi-Girl's identity just by putting the evidence together is relatively impressive considering that so few others in canon saw through the Clark Kenting (Amber's roommate Dina may be the only other one to figure it out without unmasking her). The real CMOA, though, is when she decides not to expose Amber after all, and her explanation is funny and a bit heartwarming to boot.
- Leslie dressing down Roz after Roz shamed Joyce despite Leslie's orders to stop.
- Dina shows that she has learned from her past mistakes.
- "I'll cop to smart and mean."
- Joyce taking a level in badass when Becky's dad forces Becky to come back home with him at gun point. Joyce does not take this lying down.
- After being kidnapped, having her friends held at gunpoint, and watching a friend nearly die, Becky hasn't been having a good day. Then it's revealed she's had 911 on the whole time, and the police know what her father's done. Read it here.
- Joyce is having none of your bullshit. Enjoy.
- To those who'd ground me, take a message back from me!
- Mike calls out Walky and Billie's selfish reactions to Joyce's despair;
Mike: So for the past several weeks, you've said Joyce's sunny routine was annoying and you made fun of her for it. But now that she's dropped it...You want it back?
- Joyce's confrontation with John, her older brother, in which she is letting her anger out and telling him off for his barely-disguised bigotry. Starts here.
- After Mary deliberately misgenders Carla, Carla gets her revenge by setting up a contraption outside of Mary's room that spells out her name, because...
- Carol says that Becky doesn't have to take Communion if she's worried she's not right with God (due to being gay). After a beat, Becky points out that when her life was in danger, her girlfriend and a superhero showed up to save her, so she's pretty sure He still likes her. Then she takes Communion. Loudly.
- Hank comforting Joyce after she starts having flashbacks in church. "Never let anyone shame you for this."
- Billie punching Mary which was long waited after all the things she has done. In fact, there're three moments within this one scene that makes it awesome. The punch comes second...
Billie: I mean it, Mary. Be nice to everyone- or just, you know, leave them alone. Or else we tell the R.M. everything.Mary: [Rolls her eyes] Ugh. You don't really mean that.Billie: I don't?Mary: Oh, I bet everyone isn't off limits. I know for a fact that we both hate Carla. Carla's the one who narced on your "girlfriend." She's the reason Ruth's leaving. Let me have just "her," and I'll get your revenge for y- [Billie punches Mary so hard she hits the floor.]Billie: I do hate Carla. But I'd rather fifty of her than you.
- First, there's what Billie has done to ensure that Mary can't hurt anyone else like she hurt Ruth. To elaborate, she tells everyone in the dorm that Mary blackmailed her and Ruth, so they can go to the Residence Manager with that information should Mary try to mess with them. Now Mary has no choice but to behave cordially with the other students, even 'sinners' like Roz and Carla, unless she wants to get charged with blackmail. When Mary tries to have her transgender rival Carla exempted from this by pointing out how she revealed Ruth and Billie's relationship, Billie deals the aforementioned socking:
- Finally, in the last strip of this scene, Mary notices the cold glares of the other students and asks them why they're siding with Billie against her when Ruth was such a terrible Resident Assistant. Rachel makes it clear that they all consider Mary to be far worse. Mary finally realises the severity of the situation she's gotten herself into and walks away with a stunned look on her face.