dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 27 April 2020

The one where John cheerfully disregards Elly's concerns about letting a stranger into their home.

(Original Publication Date, 29 April 1991)

Panel 1: As Elly puts the laundry away, John tells her that he has 'good' news: his distant cousin Fiona is coming out there and asked if she could stay over a few (thousand) days.

Panel 2: When he says that she said that she'd 'love' to 'help' with the baby, Elly correctly completes his sentence by asking him if he'd told her she could stay.

Panel 3: When John says "Sure!", Elly reminds him that he hasn't seen her in thirty years (how she knows this, I do not know) and that she herself has never met the woman in person. John wonders why this is a problem.

Panel 4: Elly explains why this is a problem by asking him what makes him so sure that they'll get along with a person they barely know. John blows this off by breezily declaring that Fiona is FAMILY!!!

Summary: We are about to be treated to a sort of second coming of Janice Madigan in that Fiona is perhaps too colourful a character to contrast Elly to. Also, we're about to see bad wordplay about people being shaken down by a pro. Also, we are about to learn that John sets more stock in the good opinion of the morons back in Manitoba than he does in the well-being of his own immediate family.

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