It's too bad that he has something they want; Candace has at least the sense to provide the psychological analysis that John and Elly fear and hate. Elly, it seems, has always found Candace to be a bit of a problem for much the same reason she used to condemn Gordon. Candace, you see, never seemed to value Elly's opinion as such because she had bigger problems in her life than worrying about some ignorant old nag who's too busy feeling sorry for herself because she has to do something unfair like anticipate what her children will do to notice her life is blessed. She has to worry about living in a universe where the only reason a person has to outrage other children's parents is that her own home life sucks sooooooooo much that she can't be afraid of Elly like she's supposed to.
That's right. I went there again. I freaking hate it that kids just can't shave their heads, get piercings or play headache music because they like it; they always have to be reacting to bad parents. This is bullshit because we all know that children of loving parents can be goths too; then again, our brains aren't made of Afterschool Specials and romance comics.