dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Meet The Descendants

Before I begin my look ahead, I think that it's pretty safe to say that the kids are as bad at figuring out why people do things as Elly herself is. After all, they are all Lynn and she's come up with some astonishing leaps of logic based on a poor grasp on cause and effect. What's more, they are so into not really knowing what drives people, it never occurs to them to even ask either. This is why Mike thinks that his parents had more kids because they want a reason to yell at him and pick on him and why April thinks that Becky wants to crush people with her star power. This means that explaining what John and Elly got up to to the Pattersons of the future will be an exercise in lies, evasion, confusion and exaggeration.

This is because the people telling the story will have no damned idea who Elly was, why she was angry all the time or what she wanted out of life. All they're going to get is the self-serving version of her life story handed down by a spoiled brat who expected to be waited on hand and foot because the idiot lantern said that's how life was supposed to work. I believe that allowing Mike to become the keeper of family history is Elly's last stupid act of self-immolation because when she dies, the truth will die and only Michael's lies will survive her.

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