(Strip Number 4930, Original Publication Date, 23 February 1988)
Panel 1: As she and Dirk part company in the foreground, Mike says that Molly's new fellow is weird-looking. Lawrence says that she's into weird.
Panel 2: When Mike talks about the boy in Thunder Bay she was pining away for, Lawrence tells him that he's history.
Panel 3: When he asks if their mom likes Dirk, Lawrence tells Mike "No way."
Panel 4: He then comes to the rather obvious conclusion that Connie's fear and hatred of Dirk is why Molly dates him.
Summary: While I remind myself that the cast of Special Victims Unit would also probably hate him, it's time for a different variety of inept parenting. We switch from Elly's malign neglect to Connie's presumptuous and reckless ignorance.