(Strip Number 6748, Original Publication Date, 9 July 1989)
Panel 1: It's nighttime and we find John and Elly in bed watching the anchorman of the CBV news conclude the program and wish them a good night.
Panel 2: Elly smiles as John turns the television off with the remote. She won't be smiling for long.
Panel 3: This is because he can't sleep so he turns the box back on so as to flip through the channels like an idiot. His first choice is a CFL game that has Philbutt on the twenty yard line making a great play while Bogdanovich moves somewhere or other.
Panel 4: We don't know what Bogdanovich does because John changes channels to a late-night soap that has a woman declare her love for a man named James. Elly's covering her head with a pillow indicates that she wants to declare her love for shooting the screen so she can rest.
Panel 5: Her self-induced agony continues as he watches a nature show from the Galapagos about one of the mutant birds Lynn draws.
Panel 6: Next, he appears to have found a sort of live-action take on Dick Trac(e)y.
Panel 7: Finally, he settles on a country music channel so he can listen to Country Cass and the Corntones play their new fav'rit "Looking Through The Knothole In The Picket Fence Of Offensive Minstrel-Show Level Regional Stereotypes."
Panel 8: We conclude by her getting gobsmacked when he says that if she wants the set off, she should let him know.
Summary: Any sort of Panel 9 would have been him getting walloped with a pillow and saying "Oh" while he sits there with his glasses askew. This is because she can either be passive-aggressive and hope he reads her mind or aggressive-aggressive and throw stuff at him. What she can't do is communicate like a normal person.