(Strip Number 311, Original Publication Date, 31 August 2011)
Panel 1: As Elly and Anne drive downtown, Anne tells her that she's glad that Elly's coming with her because she didn't feel like driving.
Panel 2: She then asks Elly if she told John she'd hired a sitter for the day.
Panel 3: Elly says that she didn't because John doesn't care how liberated she gets....
Panel 4: ...as long as she's home by six. This qualified sort of acceptance confuses Anne.
Summary: It doesn't confuse me; that's because I remember that John only ever seems to support Elly when it doesn't make his life harder; having to help with housework or care that he looks like a pervert or an ogre when he's doing what he wants when he wants it is simply too much to ask.