Madoka Magica car crashNot sure how much of a useful reference it ended up being…but I distinctly remember checking the car-crash scene in episode 3 of Madoka Magica when drawing that bottom-left scene.

Lots of readers already guessed, and here’s the on-page confirmation that Bennett isn’t married anymore. At least one person even guessed “Cybele is playing stand-in for a child he would’ve had.” Good eye.

I didn’t spell out “the injuries from the crash caused a miscarriage,” largely because Bennett still doesn’t want to think about it in that much detail, but that’s what happened.

Bennett (thinking): What did that mean? Does he know? Does he suspect–

Cohen: ‘Night.

Bennett (thinking): –oh! It’s the 27th!

That girl has taken up so much of my attention lately. Getting in trouble, needing constant supervision, being distractingly cute . . . And now, making me worry about her so much . . . that I completely forgot what day it was.

Sure, we had our problems. But for a while there, I really thought things could get better. Instead, they got worse.

The divorce went through a few months later. I thought I’d never forget that date . . . much less have to be reminded by a man who probably saw it on my Wikipedia entry.