Sorry I'm late! Lost was on, and I figured there was no big rush to comment on the latest incompetence of the Delicate Genius.
Panel 1: WTF? Seriously, even for a kid's chant, that's inane. And Robin's gotta be too old for a crib. And what sibling ever ADMITS that they're teasing?
Panel 2: He's giving them 15 minutes to comply? WTF again?
Panel 3: So which one of them will snap first?
Panel 4: And of course, he goes back to reading. Incidentally, my timer goes "beep-beep-beep", not "Bing!"
Panel 5: Another pointless punchline, on the order of "Clause and effect." I still don't know what the timer had to do with anything, separate from the TV threat. And it appears to be nighttime, no sign of Deanna. I'd love it if she'd taken off forever, but this is probably just worse continuity than ever.