Oh, hey, right, this is also the storyline where we find out what happened to Sal’s parents.  Not in detail — that comes later — but the CliffsNotes.  I guess we don’t have to consider that bit of trivia spoilers any more.

And one line later, both the audience and Sal find out she’s adopted.  It’s honestly the best possible way.  And by “best” I mean “worst.”

I still take proud ownership of that last panel, even fifteen years later, because I’m a jerk.