Lots of interesting conversation at the Gallery table. Several people really like Fred, to the dismay of at least one participant. Can he (Fred, not the participant) be redeemed?
Answer from one participant--We all have the potential to be redeemed.
Another participant--Fred and Dorothea see their mistakes, but only for a flash.
On to the "Who would you like to have as a college roommate from among the Middlemarch cast?"
Celia would be okay for a roommate.
Lydgate would be out all the time, so wouldn't be bad. Fred would be okay, if you didn't lend him money.