dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The ogling factor and Phil's otherwise baffling departure.

It occurs to me that Elly's need to throw her weight around when it comes to dealing with their parents isn't the only thing that might have driven a wedge between her and Phil. After all, as we all know, John cannot or will not control that roving eye of his. Simply put, whenever he sees a reasonably attractive woman, his reaction is to act like a bull elephant in must. That means that since Georgia doesn't look like a cover model for Fangoria, she, like Mike's girlfriend Rhetta, was the unwilling recipient of his attentions.

It doesn't take a genius to realize that the reaction of most of the women forced to look at John's fixed grin, bulging eyes (and other organs) and oblivious wife is to feel extremely degraded; my guess is that Georgia tried to get Phil to prevail upon Elly to make her get John to please control his throbbing biological urges for the sake of family harmony. Since Elly can't or won't do anything about a problem that works and since John turns into a whiny little piece of crap when the moral beauty of his soul is called into question, it's not all that hard to see why Phil stopped coming over or why they moved in private. What also makes sense is to assume that Georgia's disgust with John is why she stays in Montréal; since he won't see that acting like she's a piece of meat is a problem, she's not going to show up anywhere near him until after he whizzes on the electric fence.
Tags: georgia, john - grinning weirdo, phil: bee and bop king

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