April 23rd, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 25 April 2020

The one in which Mike's being entitled sets up the arrival of Fiona Brass.

(Original Publication Date, 27 April 1991)

Panel 1: As they walk back to the Pattermanse, Anne says that she thought someone was coming to help Elly with the baby. Elly says "Not this time."

Panel 2: She alludes to the fact that Marian is not well and that John's parents aren't up to travelling much now.

Panel 3: Elly has more self-control than we usually give her credit for when Anne talks about how since she has two grown children, Elly has wiling help whenever she needs it.

Panel 4: We flash-forward to John and Elly going out for the evening and watching Mike go ga-ga because he isn't going to be paid for babysitting.

Summary: Not only does this convince John that he should reach out to someone he doesn't really know very well to help Elly, it tells him that maybe if the boy were to be exposed to horses and cattle, he wouldn't be so gosh-darned entitled.