The phrase ‘loungeroom lizard’ presumably relates to the cold and insinuating quality of the reptile. It has sharp claws like an eagle, which is unscrupulous when snatching his next victim. It’s usually a distressed woman, whom he wants to lure into marriage.
Mary is such a sorrowful pretty little doll. Drake eagerly tries at the early stage to seek some benefit from her, because he never married the previous one. The woman he is looking for, usually has valuable possessions and money that the lizard man can profit from. The more naive, unhappy, and helpless she is, the better for him. He preyed on Mary because he knew she had a lot of damage on her self-esteem suffered from insecurity in life and he knew she had a lot of money.
Drake strikes with his nasty sharp claws into Mary’s vulnerability and misuses her to the last drop, without any empathy or remorse. He chillingly torments her until she is severely wounded, like a helpless animal lying in the gutter, abandoned and powerless in her misery! Why has he done so?
Later, Mary discovers the maliciously cunning narcissistic artist in him, an evil psychopath! A bloodsucking leech who has sucked the last blood out of others through his entire life. Drake’s complete lack of self-discipline and respect for obligations, rules, and social norms are immense, and his speech patterns are repeated lies. His mood swings are almost impossible to see through, and this is the man she trusts! He has the flawless ability to bend the facts. It’s always someone else’s fault. That is his best play. No matter what, that’s how it’s done. He is the most dangerous and devious individual that she ever has met.