dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Anthony: Ogre or Imbecile?

megan_koumori's recent look at the Coming After reminded me of another irritating arc involving him, Liz and rock-solid third-hand innuendo about the sitting duck antagonist he married. As you will recall, Liz was talking a fine line of rubbish about how she finally knew who she was before going on to make bafflingly ignorant comments about how misguided Therese was to try to change Anthony or herself in order to please other people. Aside from the hilarity of someone who lived to please her parents at her own expense, reinvented herself to suit whatever man she wanted to snag before hectoring him about the need to change everything about himself dissing someone else for failing at it, one thing shone through: the dozey, mopey expression Anthony had in the art work.

The reason I mention this is that it sometimes occurs to me that Anthony isn't the heartless manipulator and cruel, deceitful petty tyrant I like to think he is. What this makes him look like is a confused, depressed imbecile who doesn't know what's happening to him or why. All he knows is that he doesn't much like what the mean lady with the dark hair wants because she yells at him. If this is the case, Therese left him for an adult.

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