To be honest, I'm not really sure what to make of this Drabble storyline. I have to assume that the cartoonist will find some labored method of ensuring a return to the status quo by the end of the week, as Drabble's a simple gag strip that doesn't weigh itself down under anything even resembling serialization. At the same time, there's no rule saying the return to the status quo has to come any time soon, or even at all. So while I kind of doubt we're witnessing a Funky Winkerbean situation--and, indeed, I highly doubt the introduction of serialization would actually make Drabble a better comic--it's not as though there's no precedent for that kind of thing.
And so, for once, I'm actually looking forward to reading future editions of Drabble.