Panel 1: Note the callback to the duct-tape sound FX “SHRPP,” which Ocelotina called “the scariest sound in the world” exactly 60 pages ago.
Panel 2: Gotta admit, I’m by no means certain that duct tape could be used to repair a spacesuit like this. Then again, it’s entirely possible that Emp is using special, high-tech, superhero-y duct tape for this purpose.
Panel 3: Bit of a stretch, but in theory the Ocelotina story provided a bit of set-up for this story. The foreshadowing, folks!