It sure looks to me as if Bull is trying to communicate entirely with gestures in panel one–if his mouth is open at all, it’s sure not open enough to let any words escape. Not that words are a specialty of Bull–or of Tom Batiuk–but I’m hoping his webcam can capture all that expansive waving.
Whatever his hands are saying, his face in both panels says it all: please give me a reason, any reason, to turn down the offer. I’m depending on you to save me.
However, both virtual women seem to hate Bull as much as Linda does, and gleefully tell him that he needs to put his neck on the block. Bull’s expression in panel two is an excellent example of the Oh…crap face. I am doomed!
Speaking of the virtual women, the one on the right is Mickey (whom I had never heard of before her reappearance earlier this month–and she sure added a lot, didn’t she). Is the one on the left Jinx? I don’t think I’ve ever seen her before, but she sure has aged a lot since high school. Did we miss a time jump–or is one on the way, and Jinx was first in its path. Those things are like tornadoes, never know when one’s going to hit, to touch down, to pass over and change everything.
If we do jump forward another decade, I’m betting tomorrow’s episode will show Bull returning to Westview High. “Boy, I sure am glad that I finally quit that job I had, of athletic director, over at Diversity University Ironton! It was a hard job, and it made me tired! Now I am back where I started, at Westview High School, having returned from Diversity University Ironton, where I was working–and living! But I wasn’t really living…(panel ellipsis)
(panel ellipsis) (smirk) …until I came back here.”