So. This is that fifth strip that really was ugly. It was all five panels arranged left-to-right. The text was much harder to read. I say "harder" because this is still not the best, ahh, example of text embedding. It has to do with the camera I took these shots with. It was a huge, huge pixel image. I dunno.
On the other hand, this is the first episode where the plot actually starts to take shape. To offer some "it's been a few years" explanation: Goldhook and his crew hit up an Alleronian facility involved in building their newest boat, the "Panther." Swiftshank and Ricardo refer to Alleron's navy as their former employer. That ought to make pretty obvious their importance.
So it's shaping up!