(Strip Number 4473, Original Publication Date, 22 February 1985)
Panel 1: We start things off with Mike asking a question no nine year old would ask. Said question is the name of John's new assistant. The answer to said question a real kid wouldn't care about is Louise.
Panel 2: Lynn continues to put her anxious words in Mike's mouth by asking if she's pretty. John says that she's very pretty.
Panel 3: John's comment about how he always hires pretty girls in order to keep Elly off-balance seems designed to remind Rod that when he says that this is not the case to not insult her intelligence by telling her an obvious lie.
Panel 4: Having noticed Elly looming over Daddy, Mike tells him that he done put his foot in his mouth.
Summary: That beats the billy hell out of having Lynn's words put in it, right? Lynn can't possibly believe in his innocence because she needs to feel undesirable and ugly so that her mother cannot be proven wrong.