dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 30 June 2013

In today's strip, Mike, having observed how badly off Lizzie is, surprises Elly by being more concerned with her well-being than she is. To be fair, he is her primary care-giver so it's kind of appropriate that he act this way.

(Strip Number 620, Original Publication Date, 31 May 1984)

Panel 1: As Elly prepares dinner, Michael asks her how Lizzie is. Elly tells him that she's still not well.

Panel 2: Mike asks if he can see her only to be told that she's still asleep.

Panel 3: Mike looks in on a very sick-looking Lizzie and frowns.

Panel 4: His yelling "DUMB GERMS!!!" astonishes Elly.

Summary: I hate to be THAT guy but it looks to me that the reason that Elly is astonished is that Michael didn't immediately identify the real problem: her having to give up her identity as a librarian to become just another mother. Were he to care less about some sick child and worry more about someone whose suffering matters, she'd be less shocked.

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