I hope I can spend the Bechdel points from my Sisyphus story (Female protagonist negotiates the fate of the world with female antagonist) on my current WIP, which is short on female parts. Do they carry forward like frequent flyer points?

Kidding! Kidding! I see the Bechdel test as a screening test with a high sensitivity but low specificity, not a diagnostic test. It's designed to alert you to where there might be problems, particularly if it keeps coming back positive, not to point out there automatically IS a problem if one particular story 'fails' it. One high blood pressure reading doesn't mean much. A whole series of them...