Okay, on to the strip.
Panel 1: Ah, jeez. Tinker to Evers to Chance. ETAAgain: And it was pointed out on ARB that if this is still the same day, Liz apparently changed clothes, put her contacts in and made her face up, just in time for Anthony's visit. Hm.
Panel 2: Aw, look how their heads are tilted towards each other! Hearts hearts hearts! ETA: And I hate to say it, but I can almost see where Liz would be justified in breaking up with Paul. Because this is going to stir up some bad memories, and since Anthony was there (even if he was a selfish git who went ahead and dumped his problems on her as scheduled) and she didn't even know Paul, Anthony's the natural confidant. However, that doesn't mean Liz ALWAYS has to go for the safe, the mundane, and the easy.
Panel 3: Well, to be fair, that is one reason why women often don't press charges: they don't want to relive what happened. But what does Howard having done worse things to other women have to do with it? Will she have to be there for the whole trial, and hear other testimony? I really don't know, so I'm asking. And who wants to bet that Anthony will vow to make it as not-unpleasant as he can?
Panel 4: Dang it! What IS it with Foobians NEVER SAYING WHAT THEY THINK?! Anthony is the last person who would disagree with her, so why can't she say it out loud? That said, I like how Anthony says what he says without an exclamation point, indicating that he's not saying it out of rash anger, but as a reflection of a general world view. Perhaps he's more caring than I've been giving him credit for, not just where Liz, his "something worth fighting for," is concerned.
Overall, I can see that the exposition is necessary, because we already know that there are people who don't remember Howard, or didn't see the relevant strips. And I'm glad they're saying "attacked" instead of the maddening "gone after". But I hope Liz is not going to continue in this vein of "Ooh, it's going to be unpleasant." Maybe it's just me, but I firmly believe that if you're talking about someone who has "done worse things to other women", then you should do what needs to be done, no matter how "unpleasant", for the sake of future potential victims.
And I wonder how detailed the trial is going to be. I'm not looking forward to seeing Liz's character assassinated, but it would be realistic: that does happen a lot.