People Must Be Told. wrote:
She was never that strong a person in any event, certainly not when it came to affairs of the heart; despite what Blake did to her that day, she still accepted him in her bed by mutual consent years later, bore him a daughter and loved him to the very end (planting the kiss on his image in the Minutemen photo?)
Sally even speaks of her confusion in one of the "interviews" in the between-chapters text. She talks about how she felt like she invited his attentions, no matter how they manifested, so it was really hard for her to maintain her anger. She downplays the attraction tho, which in the brief clip of the post Minuteman picture scene (before the attempted rape) from the movie is absolutely RAGING between CG and JDM. The question is, was the attraction genuine, or one of convenience? (he's here, he's not bad looking, what the hell?) And on whose part?
I think she tries to shield Laurie more from the truth of how she feels about the Comedian rather than the truth of her parentage. It's more of a betrayal (to Laurie) for her to love him for longer than that one moment when Laurie was conceived.
Which makes Laurie's acceptance of the truth much more powerful for Jon.
I am wondering about their connection...this isn't in the graphic novel, but in one of the magazine articles, CG says something to the effect of they were "almost soulmates." I'm honestly of the opinion that she would have ended up with him if he hadn't tried to rape her, and she hadn't been leashed to HJ (as a cover) or to Larry Schexnayder (as her manager.) It's obvious she married Larry out of convenience, (especially judging from the "as much of a proposal as I ever got" quip in her scrapbook when he talks about retiring to his place out in the country.) I think she probably did so for security's sake (trying to find the best/most stable situation for herself.)
But when the Comedian came around and they had their moment (I almost picture it being like that scene from Hellraiser where Frank shows up on the doorstep the day before the wedding) I think she realized that she did have a thing for him. I think she probably pined for him her whole life. I know that's highly disturbing considering what he did, but I think it was the truth. I think she wondered what would have happened had she just capitulated the first time.
D: I really don't want to go on because the dude is psychotic in many ways and the whole situation is kinda squicky - but yes, I think she did love him, and the attraction was genuine.
EDIT: Also on the scrapbook...all the info is there (the letterfrom Larry about HJ and CM's difficulties with Sally's footnotes, etc.) Did Laurie ever read through that all the way? I don't know that she could have, and still have been able to maintain the idea that HJ was her father.