strikinglyalert wrote:Patrick is in the process of landing in the water and looks off to the side, spots Martin hogtied, and realizes the statement about Martin was a lie.
This was part of where my confusion stemmed. The first panel looks like he's pushing off to take a step or leap, which threw me because previously he was in mid air. The last panel from the other comic tricked my eyes into thinking the pool was raised, although if you look at it in other, wider shots it is in fact flush against the floor.
Correcting for those two errors (mine), I see things more clearly now.
skim172 wrote:I think they're looking genuinely sad, rather than "sidelong". That may actually be Mitzi and Dan, and they've been forced into this decision by factors outside their control...
This interpretation I agree with because it's one of the few things I gathered from the images. Whatever else is going on, they're not happy about it. Her eyes are closed and buried in Dan's chest, while Dan just looks heartbroken.