Oh right! I went off on something else for the previous page, but I meant to address this. In the last page, Jane calls Marigold basic, sort of a backhanded defense against Hanna's accusations. Fast forward a few months and there's the question of whether Jane respects Mar. I mean clearly the answer here is no. Until this point Jane's main interactions with Mar haven't been positive; we last saw Mar admiring hot consumer trends just as Jane was going through an identity crisis.
At this point I did have a plan for them. Jane doesn't need to respect the women she pursues. In fact it suits her best to keep them at a distance. That's what I'd hoped to show in the moment Jane swigs her drink: she's made up her mind, and the only thing missing is courage.
Mar (and by extension, her relationships) continued to be my favorite thing to write for a long time. To me she's the character that most embodies the feminine. We've known her for a while at this point: do WE respect her? Does she respect herself? Are these questions asked so frequently of any other character? While often the object of ridicule, she's also got that mystique that makes for a good love story.