"See, Harlan? This is why I don't date. Thanks for driving me home after our Not-A-Date night out together. Would you like to come in and do yoga?"
My interest level in these characters is next to nil, but Oh Mama, Harlan's Triumph TR6 convertible will have me tuning in tomorrow!
Harlan's living pretty large on an adjunct's salary. Wasn't there a late lamented Mrs. Harlan? I wonder how much insurance she carried and what the circumstances were. (Hey, it's a more interesting plot than Iris/Zak/Wilbur.)
We were judgy for nothing. Clearly, Dawn is in the back seat. Harlan was just her chaperone. What a great guy!
I'm with @fauxprof at 9:01 AM. Harlan bumping off his wife and collecting a large insurance payment would be infinitely more interesting. It's a given that KM would never write something that riveting.Is "on a break" Santa Royale slang? And why didn't Harlan ask, "Iris? Was she the hot 50-something blonde with the short dress and lots of hairspray? Va va voom!"
Hey! It's Wilbur's lucky day! I just read that someone organized a Women's March in Antarctica! If he can't find a new girlfriend there, well, he might as well give up.
Has Dawn ever been in the same panel...er, room...with Iris before? I'm pretty sure she hasn't, at least in our view. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Dawn and Iris don't have much of a relationship. No love lost there to begin with.
Once again, the dramatic tension has deflated like a three-day-old balloon. Instead of a generic quote from Dostoyevsky--is it from Crime and Punishment? or The Brothers Karamazov? or from his letters? or, perhaps most appropriately, from The Idiiot (applying to Iris or Zak or Dawn or Harlan or even Wilbur, you take your pick)?--if we had had the EXPLOSION I was expecting from Dawn and Iris's encounter ... the explosion that never came, the quote could have been ... "BOOM goes the dynamite!"
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