(Strip Number 1216, Original Publication Date, 28 October 1987)
Panel 1: We find Mike walking towards Elly as she cooks supper.
Panel 2: He then leans against her.
Panel 3: When she asks what he's doing, he says he's hugging her.
Panel 4: He then uses Farley's presence as an excuse when he says that if someone weren't watching, he'd use his arms.
Summary: As I said yesterday, Elly only thinks she had a calm, collected discussion about Mike's less lovely traits. Mike is trying to make things right because unlike her, he knows a "WHY DO YOU HATE ME?!" speech when he hears it.