4.14 Back in The Saddle 5

April 26th, 2013, 12:01 am

User Comments:

dethukk (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 12:08 am

Good job Sam. Way to own up. Now to see how Rick responds.

LittleBoyBlue (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 12:13 am

I have a feeling this can go either:

A. Rick listens to Sam and understands his position, maybe they both admit their faults and agree to try and get along for Lauren's happiness.

B. Rick says something similar to how Sam is violent and he's scared he might eventually hurt Lauren, maybe ask him to break up with her before it gets worst.

I really hope it's a situation like A. I want to give Rick more credit than most people here seem to give him.

Ingrid (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 12:21 am

Dehukk: I second that.

I must admit, I was in the group that was really sceptical towards Rick (though I never thought Sam was a saint), but I might indeed have been a bit too blind to Sams part in this.

Looking forward to see how this unfolds from here, oh yes...

Madock345, April 26th, 2013, 12:22 am

I wonder how much time has passed. Based on that eye, I'd wager at least a few days.

Kantrip (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 12:25 am

Now this is the Sam I remember. Way to man up and talk straight!

AlexCer (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 12:32 am

I knew it!
I knew it! I totally called it yesterday!

Verias83, April 26th, 2013, 12:41 am

This conversation had to happen sooner or later. I'm glad it happened now, before things went any further between Sam and Lauren. And as happy as it makes me that they're having this conversation, it means we have to wait until at least next week before we can find out what Sam did for his art gallery.

Skylan2021 (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 12:53 am

I have no idea how he got a hold of Rick, but considering Rick even showed up Id say hes pretty willing to move past this with Sam. Its not like he would show up to make Sam look like a bigger tool, Sam is alone right now and Rick kinda already has everything he needs after Sam's blowup (assuming he was that malicious in the first place, it certainly seemed like it but he may have been misinformed - regardless he jumped to conclusions and worsened the situation). It still seems kinda weird that Rick would show up at all though to meet with Sam, like hes ignored him every meeting theyve had pretty much and he picks now of all times? Maybe hes starting to realize Sam cannot be ignored lol. Whether its because Sam will punch the crap out of him, or because Sam is in a relationship with Lauren and he cant just zone him out. Regardless, I dont know how Sam contacted Rick, probably wont be mentioned, but kudos.

jodie (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 1:41 am

nope he doesnt hit that hard at all

in other news i'm happy to be proven wrong as the story progresses

edit additionally i think its not as important HOW sam got a hold of rick but what matters is sam decided to talk to rick properly like he was supposed to

yayness (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 1:44 am

@Skylan2021: Just to point out they are at university (college, whatever) and on a campus. From what I remember about campus life everyone had about 1 degree of separation and it wasn't hugely difficult to meet someone you had no contact details of, just by asking someone you'd seen them with. All he'd have to do is tell someone at the Cafe "look, I really wanna meet that Rick guy and apologise, I understand if he doesn't want to see me, but just tell him I'll be here at such-and-such time).

It's one thing I miss from uni really. Nowadays if you want to meet up with someone you need about four methods of contacts whereas back then it was easy as shite.

Kagan (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 1:52 am

If only this happened earlier...

DemonicMRX11, April 26th, 2013, 1:55 am

I'm glad to see everyone seems to be making amends. But I'm gonna go out on a limb and say something fucked up is still gonna happen, maybe even during the course of this conversation. I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that if this whole debacle isn't what caused their period of separation, then what horrible event did? If the prelude to their split is worse than what already happened, I wouldn't be surprised if the comments went down, at least for that arc.

But then again, that's assuming they did break up.

"There was A TIME, doesn't seem that long ago, I didn't think I would ever see Sam and Lauren together again."

"Time" is an awfully in-descriptive variable in that sentence, it offers no clue to its duration. For all we know, that "time" was merely a moment, occurring over a few days or weeks. Exactly like what we are still witnessing right now. I don't believe any of the gang would be willing to say definitively whether or not Lauren and Sam will make it through this at this point. Peter may have been reflecting on this moment of uncertainty, but it isn't necessarily anything more than that.

B-rad (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 2:19 am

I really want Rick to be the guy in green hair from Prologue number six.

zaglul (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 5:03 am

next day?
I think this meeting may be happening the next day or the day after Sam punched Rick.

Sam was given 3 days to put his exhibit together, so that Gail could get people to attend an opening.

Sometime during those three days, Sam punched Rick in the face. Later that night came up with his idea for an exhibit. Then at some point Sam submitted his work to Gail.

While seeing Gail, Sam mentioned he had to meet with someone and was honestly being a little awkward about it, which makes me believe that the person in question was Rick.

Therefore, the most amount of time that could have passed would be 3 days, assuming Sam punched Rick on the night of day 0, and met with him on day 3. (but I'm sure there stuff happened that prevents this, I just don't remember it all)

of course, there's more than enough vagueness in the phraseology for this to be completely wrong.

Quadrant, April 26th, 2013, 5:12 am

Personally I think he should be saying this to Lauren first TBH. She's the one who probably was hurt the most by Sam.

Xasswuwe (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 5:32 am

It takes guts to really own up to fucking up your relationship with someone you love and trust. But owning up to being a douche to a complete stranger? That's fucking terrifying, and Sam totally regained some awesome points here.

comicgirl, April 26th, 2013, 7:50 am

I thought that shadow of "hair" everyone was saying resembled Lauren's was a trick of drawing. I figured it could have been anything.

Obviously here, Rick just has a weird shadow or maybe it was his jacket.

Jeffko, April 26th, 2013, 7:56 am

*double high fives Sam and Rick*

Grix (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 8:37 am

Don't forget that Rick has been a manipulative dick all this time. It would not surprise me if he lawyers up and uses Sam's confession against him....

EtB (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 10:11 am

I've seen nothing in Rick's behavior to indicate that he won't accept this as it stands. Though it would not surprise me at all if others had a hard time believing it.

ParadoxDeity, April 26th, 2013, 3:12 pm

@LittleBoyBlue: Yeah.... I still have suspicions about Rick.

Alex C (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 4:09 pm

Regardless of Rick's motivations, Sam did the right thing, for the right reason in the right way. While I do not sympathize with Rick all that much, he did tell Lauren what he thought of her, and she told him in essence "no". At the very least he was honest with her, and if he's respectful, it won't go any further then that.

Again some great writing.

towel (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 4:26 pm

Thank goodness, Sam :3

Kantrip (Guest), April 26th, 2013, 5:21 pm

@quandrant Lauren made it very clear she is not happy with Sam. Having been in fights like that before, when the other person says "do not talk to me" you listen. Back away until they calm down and you've had time to really give things a think.

If this did take place the day after, Sam probably did the smart thing and gave her room to cool off and maybe think through how he should handle the damage there first.

StrangerThanYou, April 26th, 2013, 5:33 pm

Still don't like Rick >:I this seems like a good opportunity to know whether Rick actually is a douche or just unlucky, but at the same time... I just can't help but get a bad vibe from him.

Xinea, April 27th, 2013, 1:44 am

say what you want, but Rick's black eye had a definite emotional impact on me.

Onyxlight, April 27th, 2013, 6:37 pm

O.o WOW... left hook Central

I know this is a little mean of me but... I recall Rick saying that punch Sam hit him with didn't hurt but that shiner says otherwise... LOL

Whaaat (Guest), April 28th, 2013, 11:32 am

Blame Christo? Seriously?!?! Geez it's like a girl wrote this storyline...sure it is NEVER the girl's fault

Gibson Twist, April 29th, 2013, 4:14 am

@Whaaat: I know you think it's an insult to suggest I write like a girl, but I find it hard to take it as one.

IDONTKNOWCORP, May 2nd, 2013, 5:41 pm

The emotion in the last two panels is beautifully conveyed...

This comic is usually pretty solid, but you have your moments, man, when everything is just brilliant.

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