Oh Elly.Run like the wind to Bogota you fool!
I’ve seen the other five episodes of series 2 now and not only does Elly not run off to Bogota as anyone in their right mind would, but she immediately — and I mean immediately — gets together with a nice middle class doctor in a failing marriage. Curiously, Elly does talk to him a little bit about her own failed marriage, but never says a peep about Larry. (Guilt? Anger? Both?)
Now, Larry doing a moonlight flit doesn’t necessarily speak too highly about his maturity (not that Elly seems all that bothered, but then she represses a lot), but I do think it says something about Elly that she doesn’t seem to have nearly the same commitment problems with Mark the respectable GP with the right kind of accent that she did with Larry who was definitely much rougher around the edges. And all the hotter for it, don’t get me wrong!
The funniest thing to me about series 2, where the only person carried over from series 1 was Elly, is that there was actual plot devoted to what happened with Larry, and there was an explanation for why Misty the tracer was replaced (she went on an aroma therapy course), but aside from the snapshot of Dee and her family, there was absolutely zero about what happened to them and why Elly needed a new partner.
Oh Larry - well it is closure and possibly more than poor old Cardinal C is going to get.
I thought the Chandler stuff was surprisingly comprehensive all things told, and answered most of the unresolved Larry/Elly questions. I did find Elly’s total lack of concern over Larry’s sudden and at that point completely unexplained disappearance (where he left everything including his keys behind) just a bit odd — that is, unless we are to understand he did that kind of thing all the time which, who knows, could well be the answer.
Frankly, I will be disappointed if we don’t find out that the Cardinal decided there was no point in living if he couldn’t put people on the rack. That’s all he ever wanted, but no one would let him do it, so why go on?