Take a bow, you two!
Funny as it was to have Shakespeare show up back at the end of "Macbeth," I'm not quite sure he fit. And Theophilus has been here since the first strip because of the Advent Calendar, but he always seemed like he had a Technic rod lodged somewhere to me.
Plot thread - snip!
Also - Canada's not had K-Mart for over a decade. I remember walking through one of their stores for some reason when they were liquidating and it seemed like a mummified retail monster. It was odd, and first made me intensely aware of space and its effect on a person. I can imagine few more horrifying places to be incarcerated than an empty big-box store, and I'd like to think that Shakespeare would agree (especially if presented with a "Twilight" colouring book).
I've been in a similar situation when the recent cyclone Yasi cut supplies off temporarily. The local Coles supermarket was becoming a haven for storage racks with rack upon rack in the aisles being cleared of all sorts of stock. Even the freezer section was beginning to look like a glass-enclosed set of storage racks! ;)