(Strip Number 1241, Original Publication Date, 29 December 1986)
Panel 1: It's New Years morning at the Patterson house and we find Elly greeting Connie and Lawrence because she knew they'd come sometime during the holidays.
Panel 2: Connie introduces Elly to Greg Thomas.
Panel 3: Elly's response to this is to babble happily about the wonderful man Connie's been talking about for the last year or so.
Panel 4: When Elly hugs a confused Greg in gratitude, Connie explains that she has emotional friends.
Summary: The emotions Elly feels are "relief that Ted is no longer going to be a factor in anyone's life ever" and "relief that Connie has finally found someone to be with."