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Friday, 3 November 2017

It would appear that as far as Connie has been allowed to know, the woman she replaced vanished off the face of the Earth.

(Strip Number 5042, Original Publication Date, 3 November 1988)

Panel 1: Connie tells Elly that it's been hard raising Molly and Gayle. Reason: They might trust and respect Connie but they still resent her because she's not their birth mother.

Panel 2: She describes them as treating her as if she's the temporary phenomenon she actually ended up becoming while their real mother is seen as being perfect and their ideal.

Panel 3: Elly asks Connie what this perfect parent is like.

Panel 4: Connie hasn't the blindest idea because she hasn't been heard from in the last two years.

Summary: Just as the unseemly haste to hide Molly and Gayle from public view because we were supposed to cheer Michael on as he acted like a massive flapping anus to Martha because HE might get embarrassed was a pointless waste of good characters for a stupid reason, her inevitable need to put Gayle at her mom's place so there'd be no one to insert reason into the "GREG!!!! TALK SOME SENSE INTO LAWRENCE!!!!" scenario makes Connie look like an even worse parent than the one who still regards her son as just another disappointment in a life in which she can never be a grandmother or mother of the bride.
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