dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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On Making Michael Up.

In retrospect, it does seem next to impossible to justify the time Martha wasted on a person who, when we last hear of her meeting him, crowed to himself that she was fat and miserable because that meant that she was being punished for playing games with him and dumping him for no reason that made sense. What Mike doesn't at all get that aside from the possibility that Martha saw him as a down-right waster and all around rotter she was put on this Earth to reform because he doesn't realize that he is a total no-hoper who was only ever able to reproduce because his wife left her sense of taste in a ditch next to a highway is that Martha herself might have been in love with a fictional character as well.

We do know that the Pattersons have a really hard time dealing with real people and tend to attribute to people who appeal to then aesthetically attributes that they do not possess. This is why Anthony was described as being all that and a box of soda crackers; Elly thought he and Liz looked cute together and she made up a fake Anthony everyone was fooled by. It could well be that Martha wanted to see things in Mike that just aren't there like sensitivity, tact, empathy, brains, class and attentiveness that just ain't there. She keeps looking for impostors and it's making her life worse.
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