dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 28 August 1983

In today's strip, Elly blows a gasket because Phil casually informed her that he and Georgia are cohabiting before threatening to tell Mom what he and Fer...Geo are doing.

(Strip Number 4356, Original Publication Date, 30 August 1983)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at Phil's place in the middle of a conversation that ends with Phil totally not getting that Elly is still pissed off about their childhood and always will be. Right now, we're at the stage wherein Elly expresses her disbelief that he and Georgia have moved in together.

Panel 2: Phil, not wanting to admit that Elly feels betrayed (or, for that matter, giving a rat's ass because Mommy isn't calling the shots any more) blows off her concerns and mutters something about giving things a trial run before making it all legal.

Panel 3: He then plays the everyone-who-wouldn't-make-Marian's-shitlist-is-doing-it-so-what's-the-big-deal? card.

Panel 4: Elly invokes the name of a huffy old biddy who's all about respectability when it comes to how Elly lives by asking if Marian knows about this.

Summary: Tomorrow's strip tells us that the answer is "yes"; it also tells us that Lynn/Elly resents the fact that Phil has been 'granted' a freedom that he seized with both hands.

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