A byproduct of “Roomies! is essentially populated with fundies, even if not otherwise specified” is that Ruth gets to be the religious/spiritual stand-in in this strip, versus Dina.  It’s kind of a weird part to play for her in retrospect, after having written her Dumbiverse counterpart for nearly a decade.  (Dumbiverse Ruth’s not so much atheist as she is aggressively agnostic, if only because it doesn’t effing matter anyway.)

Walky is the audience stand-in for panels 1 and 2.  Dina’s death is still fresh, and it was not a fun time!  Hug her, Walky!  Hug her!  We need this catharsis!