How was this story going to originally play out?  I think… The Cheese just shows up, as he does here.  There’s no Joyce.  Joyce never comes down to rescue anybody.  It’s been forever, but I thiiiiiink I’d meant for everybody to learn a Valuable Lesson in how important Joyce is to getting things done by her not being around and everything going to shit.  And, of course, Hooper and the others would have stayed dead.  Very purposefully a downer ending to the storyline.  But because real life got too real, I tried to chip away at some of that downer ending by having Joyce storm in all hero-y with her undead tagalongs.