Tom Dear and Beth Dear are always doing cute little things to express their love for each other. Today, Beth has moved her nose over two inches to the left so Tom can kiss her.
Today's Full Strip
Something about today's strip says car crash to me...and the legacy of bitterness continues...
Something about Elinor today reminds me of Norman Bates's mother. Tom Dear might be getting more than he bargained for. Of course, anyone who wears an orange and black sport coat and coordinating tie deserves trouble.
Wait a second! Are we talking about shacking up or does Tom intend to make an honest woman of Beth at 5:00 P.M. (when he gets home from work)?
How is this not over yet?
It's not over yet because Mary's about to go on "vacation" and she's going to ask the transformed Elinor to fill in as guest columnist for the column Mary's filling in as guest columnist for while Wilbur's writing about his Italian adventure.
I'm so glad Information Box told us that Tom has "stopped by". Otherwise, we might think he had "stayed over", which would certainly have put Elinor off of her breakfast of kelkmeal, carrot mush and salted fish.In the true annals of disgusting food, the Borden family breakfast menu on the day Lizze Took An Axe included leftover mutton soup and bananas. I have never looked further than that for motive.
Maybe I'm crazy but Giella's "hair code" seems to be consistent: Unfortunate, sad, plain-looking, Black-haired people upgrading their lives by hooking up with beautiful, Blond aryan types.
Welp, this is obviously going to last forever. Guess I'll just amuse myself by counting how many Angry Gorgon looks Elinor shoots Tom Dear's way when he get outta line.
I agree with Anonymous @8:18. It seems like Tom wants them all to move it together before they even start planning the wedding!
Reminds me of the episode of Cheers when Diane meets Frasier's mother who casualy tells her she will kill her if she doesn't leave Frasier alone, while playing nice while Frasier is present. We can only hope for the same from Elinor when she gets Tom Honey alone. Unfortunately Moy isn't that clever.
Anonymous @ 8:00 - Something really bad is about to happen. I feel it too.
Even though I have a feeling Anon@8AM may be right, I'm hoping for something less drastic- Perhaps Tom's bitter shrew of an ex wife will show up, announcing that she's the daughter Elinor gave up for adoption, many years ago? Where will Elinor's loyalties lie, then?''I know that you're in love with him, Beth- but Susan is the daughter of the love of MY life, who died before I could tell him I was carrying his child... unlike your father, who ran off with some harlot, leaving me to raise you on my own! And look how pretty she is!''
Tom's "ex", who just happens to be Jill Black, shows up. Seems they sort of forgot to get a divorce!Doesn't that sound juicy?
@Brick at 11:28: by 'about to happen', do you mean 'in the next two months' or sooner? While this has been a breakneck pace for a MW plotline, this could go the route of abrupt return to Toby's suite for clown painting, coffee, and plot transition, or could be a lobng sweltering summer of Harpmans.Will Elinor take Tom's name?
The way I see it, Beth takes off her glasses for the wedding, trips, dies and Tom is left to care for Elinor. AFter all, he is there for them both.
I forgot to mention that she dies because they believe she is faking a head injury to get out of the wedding. They weren't about to be fooled twice.
@Carlye at 12:49 PM, the only thing that would be even better than your scenario would be if Tom had also been canoodling with Nola Wolvenson at the same time. I wish...!
It's good to see Aqua Man is going to imaginary work after Skelinor's imaginary heart attack.
@daniel - I agree. Tom's "work" consists of hanging out at Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, a men's club now and then, walking through the malls, going to the beach, etc., and running up massive amounts of debt. Why else would he want to be anywhere near Elinor? She's the only one who has any money.
fauxprof, that's hilarious. Even fresh mutton soup would probably entice me to commit a violent act.
Oh, let's HOPE they get a "bigger" place and move the heck right on out of Charterstone and Santa Royale. (Mr. Alorra, paging Mr. Alorra!)
Tom and Beth kissing looks exactly like how I used to mash my Ken and Barbie's heads together to make them kiss. No facial movement, just awkward bumping.
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