This is Demetrius’ debut. It seemed better for Flint to meet him alone so the audience could share Flint’s confusion.
This strip was meant to come before the previous strip. The plan was to flip-flop every other strip between Flint’s and Cass’ stories, but I decided that might get confusing, so all of Flint’s strips were released back-to-back.
Flint’s jaw sort of implodes upwards in that last panel, doesn’t it?