We cut to the interaction. Beecher sits opposite the two parents. Pete is at the head of it. Beecher begins, "Last time we saw each other, Mrs. Rockwell, I didn't say much." Mrs. Rockwell: "You didn't say anything." He agrees. "Well, that's because I was on drugs I was confused and full of self-loathing." Mr. Rockwell asks, "And now you've forgiven yourself?" Beecher: " No what I did to your daughter will shadow me forever, just as being in Oz will. What's happened to me in here well whether I've suffered enough to satisfy you, I don't know." Mr. R: "When you were sentenced to fifteen years, I was stunned. Fifteen lousy years doesn't equal the lifetime my daughter lost. You say you've suffered I say I'm glad." We cut to Pete's reaction, which is calm concern. The dad really looks like he'd be one of those drill sergeant dads that would yell if you got an A minus in math. Beecher tells them that when the lawyer told him he could be paroled, she said it was because of the extenuating circumstances, that the board might look kindly upon him. Pete encourages him to explain the "circumstances." He continues, "Since I've been inside, my son was murdered and my wife may have been." He makes a dumb comment about how when he entered Oz he was "walking across the grave of [their] daughter" and I get that, I really do, but I think it was an inappropriate way to word it. He adds that he is now walking across the graves of his family. It just sounds weird. Mrs. R: "When I saw you four years ago, the pain of Kathy's death was still so new, and David and I grieved and grieved, we still do. But the sorrow is balanced with joy, we have another child, Richard, and he's growing up to be remarkable." She continues on to say that although they still don't understand why their daughter is gone, they accept that it must be part of some "wise plan." She finishes by saying how they cannot decide if he's suffered enough -- only God can decide that. Cue Pete's deep look at her shoes. Mrs. R to Beecher: " We will not interfere with your parole." Beecher looks both pained and relieved. Fade out.
Episode Report CardMegyn: C | 474 USERS: B-
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