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It seems Toni lived a fairly isolated life before she met Brad. The aunt who raised her was self-absorbed, and then there was what’s-his-name, the abuser – who probably also kept her isolated. Toni gathered this group together in a nod to Brad, who seems to enjoy big celebrations, but some part of her is probably also celebrating the fact that her own life is now richer because her marriage brought these people into it.
first, not every woman likes perfume. Second, what a woman looks like has nothing to do with her perfume preferences. Third perfume selection is a very personal thing. Many sound smell differently once their applied, depending on the individual’s chemistry, and they do in the bottle – and some people, including me, are allergic to some scents. And finally, perfume is a very clichéd gift. Which may be why TJ, who doesn’t know Tony intimately, might suggest it while Brad, who does, knows better.
TJ and Tara would be an interesting pairing! They’re equally matched in street smarts and sass, at least.
If that were to happen, Toni might feel disappointed, annoyed, or angry that Brad followed TJ’s advice rather than their agreement – but I don’t think she’d feel mad/bad because she has no gift for Brad. She is honoring their agreement, he is not.
Brad and Toni apparently had a no gifts agreement – Toni could be very disappointed if Brad disregards this appointment. That could be all. There’s also the possibility that TJ will steer Brad towards an expensive gift that would blow a big hole in Brad and Toni’s carefully constructed budget.
Danger, Brad DeGroot! Danger!
Your wisdom would have been easier to find had the first time had you shared it in a new comment rather than a reply. Some of us don’t open/read all replies, particularly when internet service is sluggish. Just sayin’. ;)
Yes. Thanks. And now that you mention it, I guess the fact that TJ is pouring coffee is another strong hint that this panel takes place on the following day. Nonetheless, there are two really strong storylines dangling out there, and I was hoping that we would get back to one of those this week.
Ahh! I missed that – good point.