Why at run time does my images disappear from the script component but when I stop the run, it reappears?

I have nothing in my script that removes the Image from my message array. Before I hit run it looks like this:

Then when I hit run it does this:

When I stop it, it goes right back to normal. Absolutely nothing is being done in my script that would cause this to happen. Why does it just ditch my two images? I delete the objects and its files then start over and it still does it. Any suggestions for the fix or reasons why?

Did you find a solution to this?