(Strip Number 4848, Original Publication Date, 26 August 1987)
Panel 1: Elly pays a visit on Connie as she asks if Molly and Gayle are looking forward to starting in a new school.
Panel 2: As she clutches on to her rake, Connie says that while Gayle wants to meet new friends and get back into roundball, Molly is another story.
Panel 3: This is because she's spent all summer in a blue funk because she thinks that the rando who freaked her dad out so bad, he moved five hundred miles away to save her from him is the love of her life when she clearly doesn't know what love is.
Panel 4: Elly gives Connie pause when she asks if anyone does.
Summary: This is possibly one of the last strips that has Elly admit that she's as confused and clueless as everyone else in the world. After this, she becomes an infallible, inflexible plaster saint. Also, Connie is the last person on the face of the Earth who should be making a sweeping declaration like this. What was the whole business of running away to Thunder Bay BUT being way too damned high school to live?