November 5th, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 6 November 2015

Elly confuses John by explaining that now that the war to save the theater is over, she has nothing to do to fill the yawning void that is her empty life.

(Strip Number 4708, Original Publication Date, 7 November 1986)

Panel 1: Since John assumes that Elly is upset that Radcliffe has seemingly erased her from the narrative, he assures her that despite his taking all the credit (for something that was probably his idea in the first place), she should be pleased because she's won. The theatre is saved and that's what matters.

Panel 2: He also encourages her to remember that she no longer has to step out of her comfort zone and write letters to politicians, stage meetings, phone the town worthies or get slagged by the press for being a nuisance.

Panel 3: He then says that she should be delighted to put all that anxiety behind her and let the baby have his bottle. She is.

Panel 4: The problem she has is that she doesn't know what she's going to do now.

Summary: This confuses him because he keeps forgetting that she loves attention more than she loves accomplishing things. This tendency towards showmanship will come in handy this Summer when she hijacks Phil and Georgia's wedding.