I wanted to get everyone up to speed on the motivations for hiding the relationship before George and Zoey are confronted by the rest of the gang, which should occur on Friday.
I've done the Scooby Doo eyes once before back in 2010
... It's a silly way of do the comic, but when I needed to get this much dialogue out in one strip, it was a good way for the art to accommodate the extra wordiness.
The secret relationship reveal was something I decided upon because I just wanted to have them back together again and I was struggling on figuring out the best way to have Zoey cave in and take him back and
work it into the current stories. Having it already happen and then have the characters figure it out and eventually be able to show via flashbacks or strips discussing it seemed to work better in my brain. But I'm not all there all of the time... so there is that.