Panel 2: Okay, so that presumably answers the question of what happened to Mr. Mom working from home.
Panel 3: Oh, if only I could be sure he means that. Why is John touching him in that way, though? It's so awkward: neither manly nor comforting. Almost like he's checking the texture on Anthony's shirt.
Panel 4: And now John looks so wistful, as if he wishes he'd had the courage, years ago, to take April and leave Elly.
Panel 5: Uh...Okay.
Still, no mention of Liz. Hope it stays that way.