It therefore makes no sense that she'd confide in the reason why she had to be taken away from her friends and that year's Forever Love. What she sees when she looks at Elly is what everyone sees: someone whose job it is to barge on in and berate her about how foolish and heartless and cruel she is for missing her friends and not accepting someone who treats her like something of an annoying joke. Only in some sort of kiddie cartoon would that happen because here in the real world, people don't seek out advice from hostile strangers who disrespect them merely because that reproving ignoramus is one of the main characters.
Sadly, we're starting to live in the world of the Declining Years wherein the healing touch of the Sainted Patterson Family lifts the Wretched Of The Earth out of the muck if they have the humility to accept their benevolence. What was supposed to happen was that Molly was supposed to agree that boys who frighten Greg and Connie are jerks and mutate into a craven gumdrop from one of those God-awful fifties social programming films about how keen it is to conform to a tight-assed, male-oriented norm. It is thus fortunate that she got written out; otherwise, we'd have established a precedent for someone being murdered by rough trade because she doesn't agree with the Will Of Elly.