*John is in the Chamber. Dawn has taken the opportunity to lay claim to both his chair and his ornamental gavel. With Frances on werewolf-babysitting duty, Dawn is determined to seize her rare free hour to institute order among her crew.
(Her crew - otherwise known as Lindsay and Nigel - is collapsed unhappily in the softest chairs in the room.)
She raps John’s gavel on his desk.*
I hereby call this meeting of the Deputy Speakers Bitching Society to order.