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Doc Rat: Ben goes Postal

About four strips ago, I commented in r_caton's journal about what I saw as possible outcomes:


Not too many solutions here.
* Shirl gets her consciousness raised (not bloody likely)
* Ben gets mad and tells Shirl to find another doctor
* Ben tries to keep the peace and alienates Julian
I vote for No. 2, unless Jenner can pull something else out of his hat.


I'm gratified that I was correct, but I never expected his outburst to be so... so... well, thermonuclear.

'Onya, Ben!


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sleepyjohn00
Nov. 19th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
I was hoping he'd toss the whole useless smegging family out on their tails.

That said: Notice how cranked Ben got over the 'If you had a kid of your own' comment? Maybe that's what "I've found her!" was all about, a week or so ago?
ccdesan
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Luvverly possibility! That would play nicely into why he's so reluctant to tell Dani what's up. Hope we find out sooner than later, I've got no nails left to bite off...
deckardcanine
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Good thing he runs a private practice and can refuse to serve a patient. Too bad the cute little numbat boy won't be around anymore.

You know, I've gotten so used to the presence of gays that when Ben expressed surprise that Julian's lover was a he, I initially wondered what caused his surprise. It struck me that Ben might have been getting in touch with his own gay side, which would explain why he's taken his sweet time about moving the relationship with Danielle forward... and why he was looking at a dating site. But I doubt that'll happen. It's too sweet a romance to turn into a friendship.
sleepyjohn00
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
A single-doctor private practice is marginal. If the Stupid family can turn enough of Ben's patients away from him, he's toast.

You may be used to the presence of gays, but there's a hell of a lot of world that isn't. Maine, for instance. :(

Funny how people assume homosexuals will inevitably become child abusers, but no one assumes the reverse. That may be the secret to the Catholic priesthood's survival.
r_caton
Nov. 19th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Shirl may well cause a stir..... and with Lil likely to blow herself up with fags and oxygen mask, and probably close to dying with her ciggy addiction....
Perhaps there will be a family crisis with Lil or Jarrad...

BUT are we going to see retribution dealt out to the thugs?

That "Kid of your own" remark definitely pushed a button.... even kicked it into the panel...
dhlawrence
Nov. 19th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
It's a shame the son can't keep going there. He's the one member of the family who has hope.
sleepyjohn00
Nov. 20th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
maybe that's why he lives in his fantasy world.

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