getting this or that scoop on someone else is important to Luann. Other characters who have ambition (we talked about them yesterday) are too busy to care about what they know (about someone) or when they know it. The more you don’t have a life of your own, the more interested you are in following the lives of others, even the one-upmanship of when you get know something. Luann needs to have interests and goals in her life. Then she wouldn’t care so much about getting the 1st scoop on her friends.
yes.. so many arcs and characters. G&K needed to take inventory on the vast cast of characters, plots and side plots. Pru has fulfilled her larger role e.g. to expand Luann’s social horizons and be a mentor. Time to move her out of the picture and make room for other developments, perhaps at the Fuse.
Actually Pru’s character had a role, which was to expand Luann’s social horizons and serve as a mentor. But that mission has been fulfilled. So she can be moved out of the picture. And this could make way for plot developments like other persons (who are in the developing stages of their lives) getting more responsibilities at the Fuse. G&K have lots of characters (at this time). So if one is stagnating in his/her role, that person can be moved away; not forgotten just out of the picture.
You make some good points. Every time Luann has been shown to have some talent (and there have been more than 1) we hope she will grab that ball and run with it; yet she never does. She accomplishes what’s needed at the moment and then lets it go. And that is what is so disappointing (about her). I’m glad there are other characters who have ambition (regardless of their strengths and weaknesses), i.e. Tiffany, Jack, Bernice and now Pru. Luann seems to think that success is something that just lands in your lap and that Pru somehow just happened to get a ‘royal flush’. So now she’s jealous. But she need to realize that Pru’s life is not accidental, but of her making. Maybe tomorrow, Pru will give Luann some final words of wisdom and make her realize that she too can have accomplishments but she has to at least take the 1st step of deciding what she wants it to be.
Everything looks glamorous from afar. Yes Pru and her spouse will have their own place and a stable govt income. But she’ll have to reconstruct her life and work, and I’m guessing she knows how to do that. Luann needs to create a theme for hers, and realize that it doesn’t matter one lives. It’s what you do that counts. Tomorrow Pru will leave Luann with some sound advice, or maybe a address and phone#.
we don’t know if the Luanniverse is infected w/ Covid like we are. It would make for some interesting arcs. G&K certainly have time to explore that given that we are stuck with this for the next several months at least. BTW have you heard for Pipe? The stress and workload of teaching online is massive. I come here to decompress from that effort.
yep…..god forbid Luann would ask about her role at the Fuse. Pru was running a theatre program there as well as managing the bar. What will happen there?
all of this serves to feed Luann’s fantasies of the “perfect” partner coming to her doorstep, the “knight in shining armor”, “love at first sight” the “happily ever after” story. These were the dreams and thoughts of a younger Luann. We (I) had hoped that she was growing out of this mindset, realizing that people (boyfriends and marriage partners) are flawed human beings like the rest of us, and you have to accept people as they are. So is Luann going to regress into her high school self? or realize that Pru’s situation may be more of the exception rather than the rule.
OMG how could you think of that. I was inclined to think that G&K chose Navy pilot as a career for Pru’s significant other to make it more dashing and romantic, not to create a situation where she would die. There have been plenty of places where characters could have tragically died but G&K don’t seem to go there.
I say no. when Luann was younger… yes. But she is at an age where she needs to be reaching out to her peers and making decisions and conclusions on her own. I believe this has been one of Pru’s roles as a character, to make available someone (more in Luann’s age range) for Luann to discuss issues with and to open up her mind on people and humanity. I have noticed that since Luann graduated from Pitt HS and started college, there are no more mother-daughter talks. Nancy is trying to get Luann to grow up and move towards being a contributing adult in the household. The mothering role has taken a back seat as it should.