dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

The dismal denouement of the soap opera.

The other interesting thing that I've noticed about the soap opera is that after Ted slumps off in defeat, we never really see him and Connie talk to one another afterwards. Connie talks about how Ted cheated on her with Irene and how it is that Ted blows his chances with everyone because he never got it through his thick skull that he's supposed to a one-woman man if he wants to be taken seriously but after she rings out the old next week, they never seem to lay eyes on each other.

The reason that I mention this is that we also never see Connie and Phil interact after this year either. Despite her moving back in triumph with Greg and his money, she never seems to have thought to maybe mend the fences with the man and actually be friends with him. This is not just because she's the creation of a woman who can't believe that a man and woman can't not pair off and the like. It's as if Connie is sort of terrified of having to be near anyone she's left behind. This, I should think, is because she might fear asking the question "What if the problem was me after all?"

Failing that, she could simply have convinced herself that since she and Ted had nothing to say any longer, it was best to avoid him. After all, she was happily married and couldn't possibly be seen talking to a single person any more than she could talk to Georgia because she outgrew Phil or Elly's parents because they were old people who would spout unsolicited advice. This sort of sweeping declaration as to who cannot be spoken to seems to me to be the only rational explanation for Lynn's inability to imagine a scenario in which more than three people speak to one another.
Tags: connie versus using her brain
Subscribe

  • On the usefulness of criticism.

    As we all know, Lynn finally broke down and explained why she fears and hates the people on the internet who she perceives as being trying to destroy…

  • On the class picture absence perplex

    As we all know, one of the themes Lynn loves to bore, irritate and disgust us with is the inevitable confrontation between a teenaged face and…

  • The authenticity syndrome.

    It seems that about every week or two, we find a strip annotated in such a manner that it seems obvious that Lynn feels as if she is somehow…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments