dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 11 November 2010

We spend Remembrance Day being reminded that Connie's relationship woes loom larger than anything Lawrence might want to do; the only reason pee-wee hockey matters is that it oppresses Elly by forcing her to spend her weekends in a rink instead of doing pointless busywork.

(Strip Number 193, Original Publication Date, 12 November 1981)

Panel 1: We pick up where we left off yesterday as Elly asks Connie if she wants to marry Ted; Connie says that she's been alone so long, she doesn't know what she wants.

Panel 2: Her silhouette tells Elly's silhouette that she gets frustrated when he's around too much but goes crazy when he doesn't call.

Panel 3: She doesn't know whether she's in love or in need.

Summary: As I've said before, Connie's behavior makes a lot more God-damned sense if you assume that the early premise of her still reeling from the devastating collapse of her marriage to her high school sweetheart Pete is the correct one. The Pablo premise doesn't ring true because it doesn't come from Lynn's past; having LynnConnie wonder if she's radioactive because Doug left her and AaronLawrence in the dust makes it more real to me than the bad Lifetime movie Lynn came up with later on.

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