I wanted Jayd to acknowledge that she knows who Bennesaud is. Obviously, she couldn’t have mentioned it earlier without tipping off that she was also tied to the mob, but it makes sense that someone who takes her work seriously would look down on Bennesaud for walking away from his dhama.

And now Roka gets some verification that Sky was indeed part of that shipment he delivered to Dhama Tylo at the end of Volume 1, despite him trying to convince himself that she could’ve just been a stowaway on the Tique Amara. I needed them to know that at some point, so I figured Jayd would be the one to mention it.

As I’ve mentioned before, I like accomplishing different things simultaneously and having one scene serve multiple purposes. In this case, while primarily an action scene, it also reiterates Bocce’s fighting ability and his berserker mode, Bennesaud’s mob past, and Sky’s “provenance” of ownership.

To be honest, I can’t tell if Jayd’s last line is influenced by the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones, in which the phrase “the Lannisters send their regards” is uttered. But I kept the line regardless since it seemed like something Jayd would say. It was either that or “smell ya later, suckas!”