And it ends on a (hopefully) funny joke.
Panel 1: Although C has trapped M in a lie, he quickly undermines his power position with some self-deprecating banter---all the better to lead M in the direction he wants him to go.
The visuals on this page may take a bit of explanation. We're still in M's office, and we see behind C a bust of Pallas (Athena). This is a little nod to Edgar Allen Poe: the bust of Pallas appears in Poe's poem "The Raven." (In that poem, the bust actually appears on top of a door, but that was a little too on the nose for me. Here, she is just next to the door.)
But I wanted to do more than just reference Poe. M has the statue in his office because he likes to think of himself as wise (Athena is goddess of Wisdom).
But here, it is C in panel 1 who is associated with Athena (who, by the way, is also the goddess of justice).
Panel 2: This panel is just an image of M from between C's arm and side. Or is it an image of the goddess Athena in heaven looking down on a mere mortal?
Of course, this imagery is all meant to be subliminal. I don't expect that the reader will make these kinds of literary leaps. But I do think something will register beyond simple talking heads.
Panel 3: I think M actually hurt C's feelings with that crack!