Panel 2: Okay, we're not going to see Jim fail to recognize Phil. And more odd phrasing -- "Surely"?
Panel 3: "Surely" it's a given that a stroke victim will need therapy, is it not? I mean, Shannon already told us. And is this news so urgent that the doc or whatever he is has to interrupt mealtime? And I thought Elly said Jim could use his legs. But then Elly tends toward unique interpretations of whatever's happening.
Panel 4: See? Brains don't just "heal". And someone finally came out and said it: he's regressed.
Panel 5: Well, really, Iris. That's hilarious, coming from the person who's been treating her husband like a child for years. He never wanted to be one: that's what you wanted for him.