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Melody Morrison Redux.

As we know, we sort of play musical friends in a week or so when Lynn wants to drop an anvil on us as concerns how shabbily adults behave and how we should grow out of petty, stupid behaviour. This is because the same Paula who's going to wave her piercings under Lizzie's nose to make her feel bad delivers a big, stupid ultimatum about how there can be only one best friend in her life. This led Lynn to change Melody from a snob to a sort of ditzy little thing who didn't realize how intimidating she was or something.

The reason that I mention this is that it all turns out to not matter much in the end. Just as we don't get the standard moment where a Patterchild Learns Something From A Special Teacher until Elly turns into a blubbering heap when Liz chooses to talk to Miss Edwards rather than have her loving mother leap down her throat and turn everything into a referendum about herself, both Paula and Melody might as well have dropped off of the face of the Earth when May comes around thereby leaving Lizzie in the state Lynn seems to have decided was best for her: virtually friendless and confused as to why that might be. We have to wait a year or so for Lynn to realize that since Lizzie and Dawn are the same age, it makes sense that they hang out together. Before that, we had Mike in his pack and Lizzie being alone and sad and confused as to where she fit in. We also had Mike envying someone who's worse off because all he can see is the special treatment lavished on her for not fitting in well and not the not fitting in well. Doing that would possibly lead to his realizing that he's not the victim of all victims surpassing all others and that would be just awful.
Tags: lizzie the isolated, the middle years
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