I felt uncomfortable in this scene. I don’t know why. It felt out of place, even though Carl Sagan is the reason the show exists. I don’t particularly care to know that he dropped Neil off at a bus stop on a snowy day in December. I’m not watching the show for their personal relationship.
Maybe he was introducing himself to older, original Cosmos: APV fans as the new host of the show since having a personal connection to Sagan.