The dialogue in the third panel is actually based on a comment  from a reader (and my response to the comment) I received not long ago, regarding Sam’s passive approach to dealing with angry, possessive wizards with a penchant for dressing others in costume. After that, I felt that Sam should have a chance to justify his inaction. I’m not saying he’s right, I’m just saying… you never now how you’ll truly handle a situation until you’re in it yourself, right?