Well, those of you who said that Adeela will end up working at Montoni’s–please go to the ticket booth to collect your winnings!
I’m rather surprised that Wally, only a few minutes into his new position, felt that he could go over Funky’s head and hire someone to work–and on someone else’s shift, too. That’s pretty damn bold, and not in his character at all. I kind of thought he’d be all cringey and cowardly, and he’d meekly ask for another favor before presenting Adeela as a possible hire.
I think Batiuk thought we’d all be surprised by this development, but it was honestly pretty inevitable. The only thing he could do with Adeela was either send her back to Miseristan or make her part of the regular cast. And I’m sure he thought that if he kept her around, those awards would start rolling in. I guess she’s not quite as punchable as the worst characters here, but she doesn’t really bring anything to the strip (other than making Batiuk’s thirst for awards even more obvious). She’s just a distaff Wally, a sack of misery pushed here and there by forces she’s decided she cannot fight.
I guess Funky’s dialogue proves that Rachel is quitting–I’m not sure what a “day person” is, but it probably wasn’t Wally. Wally was a dishwasher (and I’m sure that will still be his primary role), and “day person” sounds like someone who actually runs the place…which sounds an awful lot like like Funky, come to think.
Well, there’s no way that Adeela is going to replace Funky, because as a female, she’s incapable of so many things in Westview. But, whatever her role in the restaurant, I’m sure that architecture degree will come in super handy.