dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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John and the Phil/Connie/Ted triangle.

As we all know, John and Elly Patterson lead fairly settled lives as a flawed-but-likable married couple; John, of course, likes to look at pretty women very much but he isn't really all that tempted to cheat on Elly. Since he has a warped sense of humor that Elly doesn't get, his comment about maintaining the one relationship being hard enough work for him doesn't exactly go over very well but we do know that he likes the stability of married life very much; what's more, he does seem to enjoy Elly's company despite their not wanting the same things all the time. His clear hatred of Ted for leading Connie on and subsequent cheering when Ted's wife Irene divorced him and left town says something interesting about him; what it says is that he doesn't much like bachelor life and can't get why anyone would prefer it. What's more, he sees a woman who simply wants to be happy have her hopes both dashed and mocked by someone who won't grow up; when Ted returned from Thunder Bay after being shown to the door by Greg, John couldn't have been happier because he saw an ungrateful idiot getting what was coming to him. This tells me that he'll probably think the same thing about Phil after Lynn alters history so as to make him the more successful skirt-chaser.

Tags: john - grinning weirdo
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