You'll notice that I didn't make this a top eight and include April for the shitty way she treats Becky. This is because as far as we know, she's going to stop being an underdog the same way Fiona did: by becoming persona non grata to lazy idiot parents who let their feelings get in the way of doing their jobs. Eventually, she will simply tell her idiot parents, moron siblings and cretin brother- and sister-in-law off and stay with her 'country boy' in Calgary.
The reason that I mention this is that Number One on my list will react to this by bolting off to Connie's so she can whine about ignorant and misguided children who don't know where love and acceptance are. The late, great Marian Richards had our subject pegged in the early innings:
and I've seen nothing in the forty-two years we've spent dealing with these characters that contradicts this. All I see when I look at Elly is a nincompoop who was in a blind rush to 'grow up' that she didn't take time to figure out who was doing the growing:
and since she believes in something stupid and non-existent called fairness, she takes out her upset on the kids in her immediate vicinity:
The worst of it is that she never bothers growing out of it:
and will lose her shit about piddly crap that don't mean nothing even unto the latest of days.