I felt compelled to really lean into hints of Jane's friends and former life, as she began this process of slowly, lovingly (or hatefully!) detaching from them. Randall* is another old partner in crime, just like Mike or Don or Eve. As Jane moves into this next stage of life, some of these people will fall away, and others will see their roles evolve.
*who never appears again. **
** except in the Hanna/Marigold college minicomic, for no particular reason.