So, is Mary taking a bus smack dab through the center of an Arizona wildfire? That's a lot of smoke I see through her scenic window.
Today's Full Strip
The airlines have really cut back. They can't even provide People Magazine--just Person!Look out Arizona, here comes your savior!
This scene just isn't right without a floating head.
Yes, we need a giant head! How about John Dill, with a giant pink cake? Come to think of it, how about a cavalcade of Mary's Meddling: Gina's ponytail, Jim's missing arm, a Wilbur Weston sandwich, Dawn AND Beth's heart pendants...Let's hope that Mary's certainty that she'll return refreshed and better than ever is cruelly dashed by the reality of the Pax Wellness Center.
Dare we hope that the Pax Wellness Resort turns out to be some sort of cult?
Did anybody else notice how Mary's and Toby's chairs kept creeping closer and closer together yesterday until the ladies were practically sitting in each other's laps. I was beginning to think Mary really did want to try something completely different.
Mary looks pretty rough. What has happened to her fine features? I guess air travel makes her face swell.I'm still trying to figure out what she has to recover and rejuvenate from. Isn't her "perspective" what makes her such a Stellar Meddler? Perhaps she'll survive a plane crash now and help the wounded; maybe fight a wildfire; or it might be that she helps track down a treasonous government employee. Bets, anyone?
Here's hoping the pilot Mary is on has never landed this kind of aircraft before, just to keep this new storyline topical.
Please, please please tell me there's someone on the wing!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVxuHqmNpbI
@heydave at 10:35 AM, my favorite TZ episode! Let's hope the director of Pax Wellness strongly resembles Rod Serling.
Nance, it's obvious! Mary needs to rest and recouperate after cooking lamb and asparagus dinners, writing the "Ask Wendy" column, and visiting Elinor in the hospital. She hasn't even had time to go to the Bum Boat or attend a pool party!
"Person" is the edition of "People" intended for shorter airline flights and devoted to one celebrity only. Mary is reading the edition devoted to Dr. Laura.
It's either a cult or a rundown resort that Mary will fix before she leaves.
@heydave - Wouldn't that be different? I imagine Aldo Kelrast on the wing, with a bottle of liquor in one hand and a red rose in the other. There are other possibilities, but Wilbur with a sandwich wouldn't elicit a response from anyone.
@Thorpnotized -- Mary is on the pilot?? That should give this strip a shot in the arm . . . ;-) (Just don't tell Dr. Jeff.)
Anonymous@12:04--Maybe so. Perhaps she is no longer fulfilled by meddling, and she's going to be more like Toby: just lie around, do a bit of jogging and gossiping, and paint a clown or two.I love how she is going to a "wellness center." Poor, suffering Mary.
Tuesday.That car looks sinister to me. If someone other than Karen Moy were writing this (like, maybe, any of a dozen good mystery writers), Mary's innocent, Victorian raptures about what is "planned" for her would be foreshadowing of unpleasantness to come.Had she but known...
So Mary is a passenger in a driverless car that is belching exhaust fumes as it speeds through a desolate landscape. Kind of a narrow road, too, unless that is a driveway.That inexplicably green cactus calls to mind Snoopy's brother, Spike. Maybe Mary can buy a shirt in the Pax Wellness gift shop:http://www.cafepress.com/snoopystore.645152069
There will HAVE to be something she can meddle in at this "wellness resort". Otherwise what? We'll see Mary meditating, getting massages (the thought just made my stomach roil...ugh!), eating 'delicious and healthy meals' or passing out in a Native American sweatlodge for the next 2-3 months?? I can hardly wait to see what 'fascinating' story line awaits us from the talented mind of Ms. Moy. :-p
relaxation = less speech bubblescontemplation = more thought cloudsNight poured over the desert in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky. And there were thought clouds... days and weeks of dry, stark, thought clouds.
Im still hoping for some sort of automotive problem that will leave Mary stranded in the desert, struggling to survive.
Tuesday is just a cornucopia of oddities:--the Batmobile surging through the desert--Mary in the back seat a'la 'Driving Miss Daisy'--Mary extolling the 'dryness'. What a nice corollary for the typical MW plot. The question isn't what is in store for Mary, but what is in store for the first poor sap who shares a minor detail of their personal life with Mary.
All I can think of now is the "dry look" skit from MST3K.Please, please let Mary end up with a cactus on her head.
Wednesday...Of all the clothing that would be suitable both for traveling and the desert, Mary has chosen the worst. Black sweater, purple pantsuit, and pearls...she inadvertently dressed in her funeral outfit.The Pax Wellness Resort looks like a roadside comfort station. Is that all of it??! Driver who emerged from the driverless car is wearing mom jeans and no Pax logo on his shirt (is that a ghost pocket?). I think Mary got fleeced.
@KitKat--Mary dressed in her funeral attire because it fits this deadly boring story thus far...Tomorrow's installment: Mary checks in. Thursday: Mary unpacks. Friday: Mary unpacks and thinks about how refreshed she's going to be here at this luxury cabin resort. Saturday: Toby wonders how Mary is doing. Sunday: a recap of this entire thrilling week of developments!
You're at the Pax Wellness Center for Pete's sake. Stop with all the handwringing already.
It's so hot and dry that Mary's hands have shrunken to doll size. Or was it from the joyous hand wringing?
Important questions from the Wednesday strip:1). Did Mr. Alora fly out with Mary to drive her to the cabin and unload her luggage?2). Does the cabin/shack have access to the interweb?3). Will the first guest Mary encounters look cantankerous?(p.s. Could use some of that dryness in Parma)
This is gonna be good. Those aren't mountains in the background. That's a sleeping stegosaurus. And when it wakes up...
That certainly doesn't look like the glamourous resort Mary was admiring on the internets. That looks like the Barker Ranch, the infamous Manson family hangout.
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