Bocce’s first two lines here weren’t in the original script. It was just going to be, “Stupid leg” and “sigh.” But I didn’t think all the “kkkkk….click” sound effects would clearly convey what he was actually doing. Hopefully, with the line addition, it’s a little more obvious that he’s just sitting at the console, clicking through different comm channels and getting nothing but static.
It’s definitely tough as a writer/artist sometimes: thinking something is clear to the readers when it’s not, and then also fearing something might not be clear when it is. Given the choice, I guess I err on the side of spelling things out. But I at least try to craft the dialogue so that it seems natural and not like characters are narrating their actions.