July 4th, 2007

Calm Candiru

That's about it for April.....

I have the rather strong suspicion that the two-week long sequence that occupied the last part of June was April's last hurrah as a primary character. Was her last star turn spent reconciling herself to the inevitability of the Housening? Did Elly realize that April's needs were getting lost in what Mike calls the 'big shuffle' and make a half-hearted attempt at an apology? No, it wasn't! All we saw of the pointless move was the youngest child being arbitrarily punished as a direct result of Elly's laziness, stupidity and lack of foresight. What she did during her last time in the spotlight is function as an enabler for her friends' whining rant and hog all the credit for same and then reconcile with her knuckle-dragging buffoon love interest. Did the douche apologize for calling Shannon bad names? For more or less telling April to write her Granddad off as a lost cause? For liquoring her up and endangering two litle children so he could get his end off? For impugning her character? No, no, no and NO! We're left with the impression that her Twoo Wuv will redeem a manifestly unworthy character because of the author's childlike faith in miracles. Meanwhile, Shannon's probably thinking April isn't really her friend at all 'cause she just realized that the jerks were laughing at the Martian, not the SN kids, and just made a big target of herself to protect Aypo's flank.