dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Whither Doctor Da Silva....

The interesting thing about the need Liz had to be drawn back into the fold so that she could do her duty to her parents seems to be something of an exception to the rule. Just as it's okay for Josef Weeder and Carleen to merely cohabit because their lives don't affect John and Elly's, anyone who doesn't owe the Patterswine a living or get in the way of the owning of horses has every right to expect men to follow their every whim no matter what the cost. Take, as by way of example, the man who Lynn retconned into being Lawrence's dad, Doctor Da Silva. For some reason that escapes anyone remotely Patterson-like, he heartlessly and gutlessly left poor Connie in the lurch. The closest he got to explaining what it was that made him leery of relocating up North is the ridiculous comment about his not being able to survive the harsh frozen wasteland that is Canada.

The problem is that unlike the Patterswine and their kind, I do a really stupid thing called thinking. This really inconvenient habit of mine makes me wonder what, if anything, he was supposed to get in exchange for holding Connie's hand and feeding her ego. I also remember he'd been asked to give a lot in order to accommodate a chuckle-head who regarded the idea of assimilating into Brazilian society as being on all fours with flaying herself alive. First off, he was asked to give up his life's work and leave sick people in the lurch so he could fawn over a dull-witted Franco-Ontarian who's so stupid, she still doesn't admit that there's something called the Portuguese language. Second, he knew that he'd have the devil's own time being accepted in the white bread world filled with old soaks like Will Patterson and Jim Richards who blather moronically about how French on the cereal boxes today leads to fealty to Rome tomorrow. Finally, there was the fact that he resented being oopsed into an untenable position by a shrill imbecile who will pass from puberty to senility without ever having reached maturity. Other than those minor obstacles, I really don't see why life in the Great White North didn't appeal to him. I also don't get why he's apologizing for not being a slobbering imbecile.
Tags: connie versus using her brain
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