Ted, or Lord Nightshade, and Zoey were going to have a special birthday date but because his band was getting their first paid gig he stood her up
George made sure to bring it up to Zoey to make sure she knew Ted wasn't the guy for her
Monday we're moving on to other things, but there are some story elements from this arc that will creep into stories down the road... it's a little thing I like to call continuity.
In unrelated things... Flash player 11 is to blame for the lateness of today's strip. It locked up several programs on my computer, including Photoshop which required me to start over from the sketch phase due to not having saved in a long time. I know I need to save more often... but it was a giant pain in the ass tonight and I had to re-do everything you actually see in this strip.
If you're having weird things happening to your computer lately, investigate your Flash player installation.