(Strip Number 263, Original Publication Date, 20 May 1982)
Panel 1: We see John and Elly sitting on the love seat; as he reads his paper, he asks if Phil has gone out with Connie; Elly frowns as she says "Uh-huh."
Panel 2: He sets up the punchline by declaring how romantic it is and how it makes a person want to fall in love all over again.
Panel 3: Elly smiles a little when John stammers out "I mean with you, naturally!"; that's because she still wonders about him and why he works so late.
Summary: I'd say 'Nice save' but Elly will never really lose the suspicion that John will be unfaithful to her. She'll be less insistent about bringing the subject up in a decade or so when John gets a time-consuming hobby that keeps him home but the fear is still there on some level.