"Good evening, Grandville, I'm Lavita Terrell reporting live from Grandville's hottest spot for the avant guard set, Population."
"The mood here is really upbeat. Everyone's happy to be out of their boxes, reunited with their loved ones. We'll all be at each other's throats soon enough but for now, we're all just happy to be home."
"Poppy Parker, how are you feeling tonight?"
"Very optimistic. I'm hoping to get more work this time around. I heard the Flesh Human was thinking of giving me a name change.That could spice things up."
"Well good luck to you on that Poppy. It's hard to click with the Flesh Human when she doesn't buy you herself. Stay strong."
"Sookie Fear, Grandville's own enfant terrible. How does it feel to be home?"
"Oh it's great Lavita! I can't wait for the school to open!"
"And I hope to have my own photostory too, Flesh Human."
"Wait, Johnny, what the hell are you doing?"
"Are you getting this?" Lavita whispers.
"What? I was just talking!"
"I heard what you were talking about Johnny! She's my auntie!"
"Only by marriage, Sookie," Zarrin purrs.
"Sookie, man, I think we need to break up."
"There you have it folks, another couple bites the dust in Grandville."
"I mean, look I'm one of the hottest dudes in Grandville. I can't be tied down, man."
"I can't believe it Lavita. I thought he might be the one. But I'm just hoping the Flesh Human will find me a nice replacement."
"Here comes Grandville's It Couple, Remi and Bailey! What do you guys think of the Sookie/Johnny break up?"
Remi rolls his eyes, "Wow, I mean if Sookie and Johnny can't make it, is there hope for any of us? My world is shattered."
Lavita chuckles. "Are you glad to be back together, Bailey?"
"Great news, I look forward to that."
[Meanwhile, taken on someone's cell phone, Johnny and Zarrin waste no time. I guess her period of celibacy is over and she's about to get buck wild.]
"So got shot down by Zarrin, huh?" Sookie asks.
"Yeah. Got dumped, huh?"
"Wanna hook up?"
"Such enthusiasm. Let's go before you change your mind."
"There you have it folks. Back to normal here in our beloved Grandville. I'm Lavita Terrell at Population nightclub in downtown Grandville for Channel One Action News. Back to you Jim."
[There's no Jim yet.]
Sidebar: Franco the gypsy is no more. Josephine gets featured less so he gets featured less. I don't even understand how that relationship worked. I need men, so he's back in the game. I scrubbed off his facial hair scrubbed off. Liquid eyeliner. This stuff is magic. He'll get some new facial hair for a very special role I have in mind for him. You'll seeeeeee.
Well well well. Look who's back in Grandville.
Hanna peers into the window of Hot Wax & Heroes, looking for a friend, if she still has any in this town.
A chance meeting could be the solution.
Back at Population, Zeke waits until Pia leaves her sister alone for moment to swoop in and sweet talk.
"Yeah but baby, you're the one I keep coming back to, not them. They meant nothing to me.