Cody listens to the debate, he can see the point of being less obvious, but then two strangers in a frontier town will stand out like the proverbial sore thumb anyway. Even so he accepts two strangers is less newsworthy than a group the size of the team. When its suggested the professor go too he frowns.
"If the the prof goes would you feel able to protect him, just the two of you like that? Don't get me wrong its likely you'd walk in have a little chat then walk back out again, but what if there is trouble, where do you want us so we can back you up?"