I’d like to say Ril’s line is not inspired by a line from Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park about a big pile of dung. But I might be lying.

I’ll admit this scene feels a little abrupt, coming right after the previous one with Roka in the bar. That ended with him sitting alone and feeling bad for himself, so it feels like that emotion should’ve been allowed to sit for a little longer before we checked in with him again. Instead, we immediately cut to the next scene with Roka in a different location and head space. Ideally, it would’ve been nice to cut to some other scene instead (like a Rogues scene), so the two Roka scenes weren’t so consecutive, but this chapter was already running long, so I didn’t want to introduce another scene just to fulfill that purpose.