Panel 2: Ooh, Elly's on her feet. I can already see Moira backing down, because who can deal with a Patterson going off the rails?
Panel 3: Yeah, what DO you mean? And where does this come from, when a panel ago, you looked like you were going to claw Moira's face off to defend your non-job?
Panel 4: AAAA! Gasp! :::clutches chest:::
I don't quite know what Bea means by that, either. But I will say, that's the beauty of her prior invisibility in the strip. We can't say this is out of character for her, because her character has never been established. So...Go Bea!