In case you'd forgotten, webcomic readers, this freaky tableau is a callback to the scene with Spooky and Maidman over a hundred pages ago. Golly!
Panel 2: Not a huge SPOILER, I think, to hint that our heroines miiiiight indeed be screwed.
Also, Spooky is echoing the Infernal Service Provider's reference on the previous page to "cubicle security" not being the "gentle sort." (Also not a huge SPOILER to say that these beasties will definitely not prove to be very gentle at all.)
Today’s Patreon update: In an attempt to scratch out more worktime to complete the long-gestating Empowered vol. 12, I've switched over to a Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday Patreon posting schedule that won't feature the fixed content format I previously used. However, my vast archive of years of Patreon posts—extensive Empowered previews, vintage con sketches, work stages on covers, "damsel in distress" commissions, life drawings & much, much more—remains available for Patrons' perusal.