Remember when we thought Years were a clear divider, a fresh start from all the bad? It's funny to me rereading this and realizing we've been praying to some invisible Year God for an abundant Year for half a decade. It's a marker of the times. The truth is nothing snaps back, especially when the Bad Events are merely symptoms of long-established conditions.
I have some regret that Jane's new position in the company wasn't really shown. Like everything else in the series, it needed to be wrapped up neatly, but surely she's in for more than girlbossery; the onslaught of pressure from investors, landlords, employees and suppliers was right around the corner. I'd thought about exploring the business model and the kind of role Jane would take if I ever revisited OP, but Covid kind of knocked all that for a loop. I always wrote OP in "realtime" to try and process the moment. Mike's little coffee shop would likely die off, relocate, or still be struggling under new guidelines. It's hard to say what a scrappy but inexperienced beneficiary would do with this reality. Life is long, and nothing stays the same.