February 21st, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 22 February 2016

We begin Phase Two of the "Connie returns home" arc with Annie being less than thrilled at the prospect.

(Strip Number 4769, Original Publication Date, 23 February 1987)

Panel 1: As Annie looks on in the background, a delighted Elly is on the phone responding to wonderful news from Connie.

Panel 2: As she sits down, Elly tells Anne Connie's wonderful news: Greg's being transferred to Milborough (in the original version, Scarborough) and thus Connie is coming back home.

Panel 3: Elly wants Annie to agree that it's great that someone she finds to be an irritant is going to be back next week to look for a house.

Panel 4: Since Elly doesn't remember that Anne doesn't much care for the basket case, she's confused by the bitter-sounding "Just great" Anne pushes past her lips.

Summary: This sort of disproves Lizzie's comment about how grown-ups don't have problems like the one she's got with Paula. This is because despite Elly's reassurances otherwise, Annie is right to see herself as being demoted to back-up friend.