(Strip Number 4892, Original Publication Date, 20 November 1987)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly ask herself why she resents staying home with Mike so much. After all, she used to
Panel 2: She assumes that it's because when he was younger, he needed her and that clearly doesn't seem to be the case any longer.
Panel 3: Mike wanders into the kitchen and calls for her; she asks why.
Panel 4: When he says he wanted to make sure she was still there, she's vaguely touched.
Summary: How very distressing to have to realize that one of the warm moments I used to love when I loved this strip are actually a celebration of her fear of being useless and his pathetic emotional dependency on her.