"Less happy for you, Tom. She's not very pretty."
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Yep, that's the proposal every girl dreams of. Way to go, Tom.
fauxprof- of course it is. When my sweetie proposed to me, we were visiting Mrs. Danvers in the burn ward, right after calling upon Frau Blucher in the equine unit.
Oh Meg, Frau Blucher. Neigh-eh-eh-eh-eh.Beth looks utterly gobsmacked. It would be somewhat romantic to propose if Beth was in the hospital bed, finally cured of an exotic malady she developed while volunteering at a Haitian orphanage. But this? Unless Tom immediately produces a significant diamond, I'd request a do-over.
Oh, brother. So that's it? TomHarpman tells Elinor he will take care of her and casually mentions that he wants to marry Beth. Elinor, whose Scrooge-like epiphany has completely rendered her boring, extends her best wishes. The End.The best we can hope for now is that Ex-Mrs. TomHarpman enters the plot, exclaims that they were never legally divorced, and seeks to ruin their happiness. Then maybe Elinor will snap out of it.
Nice resolution, Moy. Way too easy.
Meg wins the Internet.
I'm with Nance@3:17 PM, but I fear that a visit from the first Mrs. Harpman is not in Karen Moy's repertoire. Rats!I suppose Mary, subbing for the Mountview Hospital chaplain, will perform the wedding ceremony. Next Sunday...
Wait, what!?? Too many questions left unanswered! For instance, did TomDear ever read Beth's bodice-ripper romance novel like he said he would? Does Elinor now approve of asparagus? Does Tom actually have a real job? Will the newlyweds be living with Elinor in Beth's tiny bedroom? I mean, the old bat will still need looking after, won't she? And WHERE, pray tell, is Mary?
Maybe Elinor had a lobotomy while we weren't looking.
Nance like <a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/sex-offender-wedding-photos-675431>this</a>?I want to know what's happening with Beth's hand in that last frame. Did an extra digit fall from the ceiling? Is it a thin can of pepper spray? What??!??
Isn't it strange that Skelinor's facial features now look like Mary Worth's? The possession is complete.
Tom and Beth are the same height in the first panel, but by panel two Tom is a head taller - ??? Also, Elinor's formerly yellow fuzzy blooms are now the same magenta as Beth's jacket. And, what boxlike item is Elinor holding in the first panel? Is her real personality in there? Moy just can't sustain wonderfully awful characters like Jill Black, Nola Wolvenson, and Elinor Kinley. The only unrepentant person was Aldo Kelrast, and look what happened to him.
@Toby's Evil Clown... you got THAT right!!Anyway, this plot has been nauseating start to finish. It's just a lost cause to hope for any real drama and excitement like Elinor/Skelinor secretly plotting to foil the nuptials to prove to BethDear that men are just... whatever horrible creature she seems to think they are.So, let's just stick a fork in this mess and call it done.
I predict a cranky curmudgeon bachelor uncle, who will meet Elinor at the wedding reception, fall instantly in love, and sweep Elinor off to live in some glamorous Midwestern location.
Come on, group! You're not paying attention to that last panel on Sunday: it's Mary propped up in that hospital bed. Even if it weren't her exact profile, who else could look that chipper and self-satisfied? This denouement better move quickly, or she'll have some explaining to do when the nurse brings the bedpan and uncovers her black (lavender) suit and sensible shoes.
I want to know what kind of drugs they have Elinor on, and where I can get some.
Time for a wedding! Beth doesn't seem to have friends her age so Mary will be Matron of Honor. John Dillworth will return from NYC in time to bake his special pink wedding cake, again with the Mary topper in lieu of TomBeth. And we'll never see the happy newlyweds or Skelinor again.
Again I ask, what kind of hospital is this? You get to stay there for many days following a FAKE heart attack (for which they give you medication), and then at some later point you say, "Well, that's enough of that! Time to go home!" While you're there, no one bothers to hook up your IV.Something tells me the Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation hasn't been to Mountview Hospital lately. Or ever.
Mary sez "Elinor, resistance is futile."
Nice to see Tom already marking his territory in the relationship, that he's going to ask regardless of his future wife's preferences.I can see their dates now: "I'll have the porterhouse, and she'll have a plate of asparagus."The last panel Monday is just odd on so many layers. Heart attack over!
Tom's future life flashes before his eyes when Elinor says:"Now leave my room so I can get dressed and WE can go home.""Now get the car with the 'just married' sign on it so that WE can go on the honeymoon.""Now call the doctor and tell him Beth's in labor so that WE can go to the hospital.""Now go get my bag of knitting so that WE can make the baby a blanket.""Now go get the car so that WE can get to the AARP meeting on time.""Now get your hands off my throat so that WE can call the btfsplk glumpfpkt can't...breathe...""Tom, dear? Now call the mortician so that WE can get on with our lives."
Bring back Nola Wolvenson, please! I loved her!
Tom's in for the surprise of his life when he discovers Beth's a dude with a bad bob haircut.
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