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Happy Head Injury......

In yesterday's installment of howtheduck's blog, he linked to the strip where a fuming Liz, who was upset that a pregnant Thérèse wasn't overjoyed to see her husband's old girlfriend make a clingy fool of herself, fell on her ass when she slipped on an icy patch as she left a New Years' Eve Party. We do know that she'd dislocated her knee but it seemed to forworse that something more happened five years ago; what she suspects is that Liz also suffered an untreated concussion that affected her personality and altered the destinies of the characters. For starters, the pre-accident Liz would probably have dated Howard Bunt until such time as John or Warren took him aside and offered to let the air out of his tires (so to speak) if he didn't treat her more respectfully; without the going-after, it would have been fairly hard to justify the whole Lizthony thing; what we'd be dealing with is Elly wringing her hands in worry because Liz lived so far away. It took a concussion, you see, to convince her of Elly's non-stop prodding about how she had to return home where she'd be safe; without that, we'd have a very different wedding to have discussed as we compared notes on how Lynn had distorted local traditions. It also seems to have been the final nail in the coffin as far as Anthony's first marriage was concerned; it seems to me that his guilt over not escorting Liz to her car ate away at him until it overshadowed all other priorities. Since Thérèse's post-partum depression and lack of sympathy for Liz's plight confused him, he seems to have been pulled in two; once he came upon his newly-passive old flame being "gone after" and found her to be (unlike his wife) glad to see him, he'd made up his mind where his loyalties laid. Had she not been in that position, it's likely that he and Thérèse would still be in a more or less stable marriage; in short, he'd be Ted Forth with glasses and a bad mustache.

Tags: liz: whining martyr, milbo althist
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