It's not just that either — Mike's new scarf doesn't seem to be striped for just no reason. It really seems to stand for being caught in between conflicting situations, one being his love for Sandy and his past love for Lucy. Also, Mike's new scarf has two sides hanging down instead of one, possibly showing that he takes priority in one more person, rather than just Lucy as it had previously been.
Fridge Logic: How did Paulo know the queen was Tess in David's story? Or the princess was Daisy?