dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 7 August 2010

We end the week with the strip that introduces the moronic love triangle that simmered in the background for the first five years of the strip; we also have Elly being not a very good guesser.

(Strip Number 4042, Original Publication Date, 8 August 1981)

Panel 1: We start off with Connie talking to Elly while she's trimming the hedges; it seems that she met Ted while Elly was standing around with her brain asleep and not questioning whether she was where she was supposed to be.

Panel 2: Connie goes on to wax rhapsodic to a baffled Elly about how wonderful and fantastic he is; this probably means that he's good at icky sex.

Panel 3: She reminds us that in her original incarnation, she's a woman reeling from a painful divorce from her high-school sweetheart by gushing about how cute and sweet and warm a man Elly despises is; she then asks why Elly never introduced them.

Panel 4: Elly replies that she was sure that they'd hate each other.

Summary: Once their mutual infatuation wears off and the feelings of betrayal fade, Connie and Ted will spend the rest of their lives idly wondering what might have been; the problem for the here and now is that Elly's hatred of a man she never does understand will color how she treats her closest friend for years to come. The funny thing is that the sorrier John feels for Connie, the worse he treats Ted.

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