Luann is deflecting the question. She really should pick up the bill for college considering her parents are allowing her to stay at home without paying some form of rent. I am not sure if she is even helping with the household expenses.
Between the revenue from the Fuze and rent collected from their second home, renting out the the spare room seemed to be just a bonus. However, this is only Tuesday of this week’s strip. I believe by the of end of the week, any plans to re-purpose the room into something else will get derailed.
Even though Pru was not a big part of the strip (and now she is being written out), I want this arc of her departure to have a lasting transformative effect on Luann, even if it is just a small spark of change at first. And I want that spark to be visible, not just words. I do not want this arc to just to be capped by the usual bedside (or sidewalk) introspective talk between Luann and Bernice (with Bernice closing with a sarcastic remark at Luann’s expense). Surprise me, Mr. Evans.
They definitely need to discuss what their relationship means to each other, but not right now. They are too upset to talk calmly and already starting to say things they cannot easily retract. Take a brief break from each other to self-evaluate, sort out your priorities, then talk.
While Bets is extroverted, Gunther is introverted. I do not think Gunther has problems showing public displays of affection to Bets, but to the whole viewing audience of cyberspace? I think some boundaries need to be established in this relationship and what each person is comfortable with.
I hope there is repercussions (and another learning lesson) for Tiffany’s actions today. Assuming the arc continues Monday, I hope someone in her circle points out to her that her high spending days are over. If not that, we know the smaller dimensions of her new dorm suite and soon Tiffany will realize that, too. She simply does not have the space to accommodate all her extravagances anymore.
I know the last panel was drawn for emphasis, but pulling out cash? Tiffany should know better than that. And any proper administrator is immediately going to respond by saying, “We cannot accept cash. It must be a check.” Accepting cash, especially in large amounts like that, is a liability for everyone.
This overarching plot line is starting to drag a bit. It has me convinced that Greg is absolutely determined to completely deconstructed everything about the old Tiffany, throwing out all that she was, then reconstruct her into a new character from the ashes. She will be Tiffany-in-name only.
As established earlier this week, whoever Tiffany is calling, it is not one of the usual suspects. Everyone else is at Thanksgiving festivities. Be those festivities charity work at the seniors home, family dinners at-home or out-of-town. After repeatedly stating “I have plans” in response to invites by others, I think she would want to avoid hurting her pride more (which is already hurt enough) by letting anyone of those people know her plans changed. There is a limited number of people or organizations she could be calling given its approaching evening and a holiday. I have a feeling she is calling a 24-hour helpline of sorts, but if not it is going to be someone both Tiffany and the readers are familiar with. In case of the latter, my thoughts are Krystal, but more likely Elwood.
This could be a fake out. Because G&K pre-conditioned us readers with Tiffany’s previous arc, we have expectations of something bad happening now. However, events could go as planned and Tiffany has her Thanksgiving dinner with her dad without issues. Then again, if the Evans wanted to drop a memorable bombshell moment in the strip, doing it coinciding with a major holiday would be perfect timing. This setup is ripening up for that possibility, too. “But I have plans” have been uttered right before tragedy strikes changing to “But we had plans” in the aftermath.