Okay, so we recently saw Alex get married to Leo. In the last couple of days (see for instance http://doonesbury.slate.com/strip/archive/2012/7/18) we’ve seen a couple of characters discussing this event…I believe one of them is Zonker’s nephew, whose name I’m blanking on (Zipper??) and the other, I think, is Jeff Redfern. Jeff, if it IS Jeff, is pretty clearly bummed about Alex marrying someone other than himself.
But if I’m remembering my Doonesbury family tree correctly, and I may not be,
–Jeff is the son of Rick Redfern and Joanie Caucus Sr.
–with Joanie also being the mother of Joan Jr.
–with Joan Jr. being the mother of Alex
So Joan Jr. and Jeff are half-siblings, and so Alex is Jeff’s half-niece.
And he’s wishing she’d married him??
I admit I don;t follow the strip all that closely, so my family tree may be wrong–heck, it may not even be Jeff. But if I’m right, anybody else finding this whole thing a little…peculiar?