The entire premise of UTC was designed around these two characters’ different attitudes toward what’s happened to them. Yet they get so few scenes alone together that when the chance to write a conversation like this comes up, it feels like a novelty.

I changed Flint’s “hair swoosh” back to its original shape from the end of “Fur Will Fly.” I thought the look suited him much better and was closer to the way his hair looked before his second transformation. The in-universe reason for this sudden change is that he got a bath to rid himself of any ticks and fleas that he might have picked up from Argo and combed the hair differently afterward.