The title is a callback to the super-early storyline Family Dinner, where Thorn’s sister’s family was first introduced.
This time around, we’re meeting some of Larch’s relatives…
Earlier that day . . .
Student: Thanks for the help, Coach Lavande!
Larch: My pleasure! Talk to you — no, sing to you later! It’s funny because we’re vocalists!
And with that, I have nothing else to do for the rest of the afternoon . . .
[DING BA-DA-DING ]
After I answer this call, I’ll have nothing else to do for the rest of the afternoon . . .
Caller: Hello — I’m from the Chrysalis Special Needs Day Camp. Am I speaking to one of the Lavandes?
Larch: Y-yes! Larch Lavande. Is there some kind of problem? Is Hawthorn okay?
Caller: Don’t worry, your child is fine! I’m calling because . . .
We received a call today, from a woman who identified herself as your mother, and said she had your permission to pick Hawthorn up early.