Panel 1: Instead of doing something productive, Elly insists on driving Gordon home while offering to talk to his parents. What this is supposed to achieve escapes me. Since Gordon also realizes that her offer is futile, he begs off on it.
Panel 2: As she drives him home, she says that he has to
Panel 3: Since Elly probably believes in something called the Bruise Fairy, she doubles down on assuming that Mr Mayes is simply going to lecture him and that'll be the end of it. He wishes the idiot sending him to his doom a good night.
Panel 4: We then get a trite comment about a brightly lit house feeling so dark inside.
Summary: We don't get to see what the end result of Elly's second act of stupidity is for another week. This allows us to see why Mike is also useless: he expects life to be like After School Spacials.