A complete character arc in one strip! Like all pirate captains, Eskimo has to juggle the competing demands of refined gentlemanliness and rough-n-tumble survivalism.
Meanwhile, Lance has his own character milestone, as he semi-intentionally makes a sexual innuendo. Actually he kind of only realized it was a sexual innuendo once he’d already said it (it started off as general buttering-up), but luckily he had said in a low, sexy growl (as he says about 50% of his speech anyway) so he had no regrets. Though if he’d had time to think about it he might have said “I like it dirty.” But hindsight is 20/20.