I like that this strip is not a comic punchline. It needed a little dose of seriousness to help usher in what appears to be some serious character development and/or room assignments.
He has just as much freedom to look elsewhere as she does. I completely agree that as part of the 'friend' in the FwB relationship, dialogue is in order. And Gary is taking her date with Bianca rather hard. We don't even fully know if Peggy & Bianca got intimate... although their flirtatiousness certainly would make one jump to that conclusion. We also know how dangerous that can be, even in this universe. We know Gary wants something more permanent; Peggy knows that too. If Peggy cares for Gary as much as Gary tells us he likes her, I don't see their friendship having to completely dissolve. She was good for him, although I am not entirely sure if that is reciprocal.Fereshte wrote: ↑Tue May 08, 2018 12:37 pmAnd if he’s going to move on, I seriously hope he talks to Peggy first. If she knows he wants something serious, she might be willing to settle down too. It seems ridiculous for Gary to make the choice to move on without at least having a conversation with her. But I guess that’s a comic for you.
I especially like Zii's look in panel 4. There is a lot to read in her stare. I think she... or at least I hope she... is seeing Gary in a new light. I'm not even talking in a romantic light, although that would be a possibility if she no longer considered Gary inept and a "human cold shower." She blanketly declares Gary sexually competent with the ladies, so he is no longer inept in her eyes. Is his maturity in these matters enough to have her realize that he has become something desirable (in her eyes) and not just a milquetoast?
I don't necessarily see their conversation immediately jump to the porn pity party. Zii's libido is still in question; although as I brought up above, he may have just graduated in her eyes. Like Lita, Zii should know that Gary would never hurt her. The same cannot be said of Didi. She and her pet know he is kind and devoted. Lita just needs to hop in his lap to seal the deal... Zii too (but for much more fun.)
If the hodge-podge order of the strips (Lynn's hotel, Gary's walk of introspection, Zii & Didi's miscommunication, Peggy & Bianca's after-date) is indicative of actual chronological events, I think we are going to be getting some seriously yummy fanservice... perhaps in consecutive panels... showing how everyone is faring sexually.
We still have the wild card of Maura appearing at Lynn's doorstep and if Maura is there for hanky-panky or literally more wrestling lessons (she doesn't appear to be dressed that way)... and how Didi interacts with that apparent jumble. We also need to see if Peggy prefers blondes.