In the original drafts, this hallway scene was broken up into two with the conversation between Tim and Daniel taking place later. If memory serves, in the prose version of the story, there is also another scene between them which was deleted from the comic script. There are also several dream sequences which are in the prose version but left out of the graphic novel. These were things that worked in prose but hurt the narrative flow in the comic.
Maybe someday we'll release the prose version, but not soon.