Let’s call this one Arsenic vs. Damon vs. Turpentine.
Thoughts on this one:
1. Oh my god, this one took forever, mostly due to lots of dialogue. Oh well.
2. What interested me most about this brief relationship between these characters (in addition to how it fit into this little story episode) is that I think it’s in a real gray area about whether it’s a good thing or not (relative to how you even define good.) It’s like there seems to be both strong compatibility and unsustainable incompatibility, and both dysfunction and some actual affection.
3. At least half the reason for having this exchange happen onscreen was that I’ve wanted to have some scene that showed Arsenic’s room ever since I included it in this floorplan. It was kind of like having a level on some video game that you can see on the map but haven’t visited yet.