dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The unfortunate implications of a broken leg.......

I guess what really bothers me about the odd way that Elly handled this is her motive for doing so. What I'm taking away from this is that she was afraid of taking Lawrence to hospital to be checked over and (since she lives in a big city and not on a small town in the middle of nowhere) can't for the life of me figure out why this is. Since she grew up in one of Canada's largest cities and had access to fairly competent ambulance service growing up and since she moved to an even bigger city with equally ready access to emergency care, we can't chalk it up to mindlessly recapitulating Marian's teachings so real-world logic tells us that there must be something in her past that makes her fear the attention of the police. Knowing her, she probably confused being let off with a warning for parking next to a fire hydrant as being Canada's Most Wanted. What's even worse is that Elly seems to be trying to soak up all the sympathy in the room; it's as if she's a female version of the unsympathetic idiot protagonist in Weird Al's song "Why does this always happen to me?" No matter how horrible things were for others, the choad whined about the minor inconvenience it caused him as if HE were the greatest victim.

The real problem is, of course, that Lynn didn't think things through when she plotted out this arc. It might make sense for Old Man Sedgwick to drive Lawrence to the doctor's office if the Pattersons lived in a small, isolated town like Lynn Lake and they probably didn't have a choice in the matter at the time. It would also make sense to not contact Connie until after the fact if she were in Winnipeg and couldn't be reached. Lynn's error is that she failed to realize how silly this would look in a suburb of one of Canada's biggest cities.

Tags: connie: the real lynn, elly: lynn's fantasy self, lawrence: cosmic plaything

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