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Gerty MacDowell Timeline and Summary Episode 13: Nausicaa At 8pm Gerty MacDowell is seated on the rocks down on Sandymount Strand. Her thought is rendered in the style of a romantic girl's novel. She daydreams of Reggy Wylie, a young boy who used to bicycle up and down outside her window. Gerty imagines getting married. She remembers her father, who was a drunk and was violent in the house. Gerty's nephews are playing ball, and it rolls over to Bloom. When he tries to throw it back he accidentally sends it over in Cissy's direction. Looking at Bloom's face, she thinks it is the saddest she has ever seen. With the sound of a nearby temperance group (religious group preaching moderation) in the background, Gerty slowly lifts up her skirts so that Bloom can see her underwear. She basks in his gaze and imagines a life together. When a Roman Candle shoots up, Bloom has an orgasm as he is off masturbating behind a rock. Gerty stands up to move on, and he realizes that she is lame in one foot. Episode 15: Circe
Gerty appears briefly in one of Bloom's masochistic dreams in Nighttown. At first she seems to yell at Bloom for masturbating to her, but then says that she enjoyed it.