Well, with music comes tears, and here we have Damien Rice's "9 Crimes" talking about loaded guns and leaving me out with the waste. The sheriff-mobile screeches up -- at least, I think it screeches but we're in music-time, so we can't hear it -- with lights flashing. Jake's not the driver, because it allows him to be effectively urgent by opening the car door before the car even stops. I'd like to believe Jake couldn't drive because he was too upset, but I really can't imagine him sitting there twiddling angsty thumbs while yokel-yukker Bill took the wheel. However, I'll shut up, because the shot is so beautifully effective, it trounces any character quibble. Jake slowly but determinedly walks up to the farmhouse. Eric is already there, standing next to a van. It's hard to see if it's the coroner or an ambulance. Eric's face just says, "I'm so sorry," as he shakes his head. We're in Jake's vision as he passes Eric by and goes up the steps. His head is slightly turned to the side as he walks forward, like he's trying to deflect what he's going to find inside. He walks into the house where his dad died and he looks from the bullet holes in the wall down to Mimi on a stretcher with an oxygen mask being held to her face. His gaze lingers on her briefly before he tears it away to look elsewhere. His eyes widen. Stanley is on the floor cradling Bonnie's lifeless body in his lap. Stanley has one hand on Bonnie's forehead, the other under her back. He slowly looks up at Jake. The camera gives Jake a tragic close-up and his eyes intensify when he realizes that Bonnie is dead. His lower lip slightly shudders, as his horrified expression tries to retreat into itself rather than deal with the reality. Behind him, Bill sees Bonnie and looks like he's going to throw up. Emily runs in as well, but we don't really care about her. Stanley's eyes are red and raw. He shakes his head, his mouth tightly closed to keep from screaming. His body quakes over his deaf baby sister and he smoothes her hair back. Bonnie's blood makes patterns on her pink shirt.
I need a drink.