dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

A shoulder not to be leaned on.

As we all know, Connie spends a few years in Thunder Bay in order to start life over without constantly being reminded of the failed romances that were a side-effect of befriending Elly Patterson. I can relate to the impulse to do so because there she is, feeling alone in the world while the men who slipped through her fingers are moving on with their lives. What she also probably wanted to avoid is something that comes into play next week: the lack of empathy her alleged friend Elly displays. Instead of simply listening like a friend should, Elly couldn't resist the urge to tell her "I told you so!" any more than she could keep people's secrets safe. This is, of course, because she never really grew up or learned when not to spout off like an idiot; she also never learned not to blame others for her own weakness of will. Y'see, it's Connie's fault for not telling her to shut up about things and, when she makes a cutting and hateful remark about Irene, it's everyone else's fault for not having a sense of humor. What usually ends up happening is that John, of all people, ends up being the voice of reason and decency.
Tags: connie: the real lynn, elly: lynn's fantasy self, from the nursery to the grave.

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