It’s about as slice-of-life as a story gets when the main character still traps a monster and earns a favor from the deer goddess. Sometimes trips to your grandparents’ house can be very exciting even if they’re very mundane, we guess.
The important thing is that Craig’s grandmother is right: you should always use chocolate chunks, not chocolate chips.
Lars has really come a long way, and this episode shows us that. (Of course this doesn’t make up for us not being shown how he becomes Lars of the Stars, but we can keep hoping for a spinoff.) Now he’s pink, doesn’t seem to need to eat, and places the happiness of the Off Colors over his own—quite a change.
Then, of course, the big question: what do you hope for Lars to sing one day?
Is it spicier or is it not? A lot of story beats did repeat between issues, but the stakes have definitely been raised. Subtle continuity continues to place this miniseries somewhere between Sadie Killer and Letters to Lars, and we can say with complete certainly that this is before Reunited (but really, would Barb still be forgetting Sadie didn’t work at the Big Donut at that point?).
Issue #3 promises to be quite the middle of the miniseries though.