This is a montage format, similar to La Ronde.
Every scene begins with the same word. A team member gets a suggestion, then uses that word to begin the first scene.
Edits are made by a team member taking focus, saying the same word to begin a new scene. Each time it’s used, the word is given a different emotion or inflection.
There’s no need for characters to come back, but you’ll probably find yourselves calling things back naturally.