Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mary Worth 3950

I was really hoping Jess and I could double date with you and whoever you fall in love with next!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mary Worth 3949

Because Jared is making so much more money as a physician's assistant than he was as a medical assistant in 2017, he can now afford to keep re-painting his car.




Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Mary Worth 3948

I was starting to worry these two would never break up. He would hardly be a "Dawn's Boyfriend" if he didn't break up with her. But this time, she deserves it, slobbering over boys at the zoo and dancing with other men without telling Jared. Who wouldn't say "sob"?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Mary Worth 3947

Problem solved. Now Jared is free to date any patient he wants. But soon, I am sure they both will come to their senses... Dawn when she can't find anyone to see hilarious Star Wars parodies with, and Jared as Jess's abusive boyfriend pounds his head into the sidewalk.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mary Worth 3946

Once again, the quote in context is a little deeper than the comic strip really deserves. I was going to paste the poem into a Star Wars scroll because it would have been hilarioius. But I couldn't really do that to such a beautiful poem.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Mary Worth 3945

"You don't own me, Jared! I own YOU! And there better not be someone else or I'm going to go all Shauna! on you!"

Friday, June 24, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Mary Worth 3942

It also means a really embarrassing disclosure to human resources, and a lot of paperwork.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Mary Worth 3941

I'm really glad they reused this panel from yesterday's strip because I noticed something I didn't catch before: On the poster for the cafe right by the door, is that a MASK? Do they recommend wearing face masks in this hospital? I just think that's really surprising. Why would anyone wear a mask in a hospital?

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Mary Worth 3940

So Jess's sister is right there while she throws herself at her healthcare provider. When this goes to court, she may be a biased witness.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Mary Worth 3939

Define "all right," because it sounds like you have a long legal fight ahead of you. Plus, if you thought your last boyfriend was violent, wait until you meet Jared's girlfriend.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Mary Worth 3938

It's a good thing you didn't fall in, Jess, because Jared already pushed Dawn in and I don't think she would enjoy meeting you.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mary Worth 3937

Yes, my girl friend and I don't live together. If you'd like to move in, you can sleep on my futon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Mary Worth 3936

The odds of two random strangers both naming their cats with honorific prefixes would require C-3PO to calculate.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Mary Worth 3935

Oh, there's trouble, Mary Worth, right here in Mountview Hospital. Trouble with a Capital T and that rhymes with C and that stands for Cat. That's right, Jared and Jess are swapping Star Wars and Cat tales, and I don't like where this is heading. Why haven't you told Dawn yet?????

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Mary Worth 3934

If you were a REAL fan, you would have called her GENERAL Leia Organa.

Mary is alarmed to see someone else filling her shoes as the resident meddler. This looks bad.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Mary Worth 3933

All I can think is, "Isn't she eating fried chicken for lunch? Greasy fingers on her face and in her tears."

Friday, June 10, 2022

Mary Worth 3932

Editor's note on earlier draft: June, please add a seat back behind Jared. He should not be sitting on Jess's bed.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Mary Worth 3931

Crying on Jared is appropriate when she has one eye swollen shut and it is difficult to aim her tears directly onto his shoulder.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Mary Worth 3930

Maybe I don't know how things work in hospitals. I always assumed that if a trained physicians assistant was assigned to provide treatment, that they would know the name of the patient they were treating. And they'd never forget a name like Bender because Mr. Bender went on a bender before beating up his wife, which was supposed to be funny, I guess?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Mary Worth 3929

I once had a procedure that was pretty rough, and for which I should have been sedated, but I wasn't because my doctor was EVIL. The nurse held my hand through the entire thing, and I can't tell you how much I still appreciate it to this day. It removed a lot of the trauma of the event. So I can relate to how grateful the assault victim feels toward Jared. I just hope this doesn't cross any ethical boundaries, since she seems to know a violent man who may not share her appreciation for Jared. Or Jared's love for Star Wars.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Mary Worth 3927

The juxtaposition in the panels above is marvelous. It clearly shows that Jared is a much better person than Dawn.

The juxtaposition in panel below is also marvelous. It clearly shows how Dawn is a much better dancer than Jared:

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Mary Worth 3926

If you were like me, there was that brief moment when you thought that everyone's prediction about Dawn ending up at the hospital with Jared actually happened. I'm not saying it won't happen, but I really did think, "Oh, my -- wait, that's not Dawn." And then you just fixated on how Jared was reaching all the way across a hospital bed to hold the poor woman's hand about as awkwardly as I've ever seen.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Mary Worth 3924

So we FINALLY meet Dawn's old pal Cathy! I've always imagined Cathy as a good influence on Dawn, and today's strip supports that. But Dawn has no intention of being honest with Jared because she worries about his happiness. That's why she's dressed to discourage any attention from the men at the club.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Mary Worth 3923

After two years of dating, Dawn and Jared are exhausted. The romance is just gone. Jared's priority is clearly work and we all know Dawn won't stand for that. Dawn's priority is clearly school even though we all know she will never graduate. It's funny to me that Dawn has been in college since long before I started reading Mary Worth in 2006. She's dated Jared for two years (in both Mary Worth and Real World time), just after he completed his Physician's Asssistant qualifications (a 3-year program), and met him three years before they started dating, so about the time he went back to school. The timeline supports Dawn's never-ending-status as a student.