I like the call out to Alien and all, but the story has taken an odd turn, one that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Is this the beginning of a new Scratch? And what happened to the updated version of Thursday's strip? I'd love to see some one-shot strips so we can finally be done with the wedding/sex/talking cat mishegas.
(FWIW, where is the doc looking in panel one? And there seems to be a mess of spare lines in panel 2, one of which might be a motion line from Francis' arm, two that seem to be sloppy versions of the doc's belly lines from panel one, and an extra line I can't identify.)
(Update: Ah -- I didn't notice the doc was listening to the stethscope in panel one.)
(Update 2: I am quickly tiring of Marcie's kissy lips. A fresh expression would be welcome.)
I am going to hope that the title of today's strip (Hang in There) is meant for us as much as Cole.