Chief is still talking to Rose, the neighbor. She heard from the neighbors about Jeannie. Rose went through something similar with her husband, and Chief thanks her for talking to him. Rose says that her husband lasted five years, and he didn't know her and thought she was twenty-five years younger. Jeannie calls for "Bud" from upstairs, and Chief explains that Jeannie thinks he's her brother. They chuckle ruefully, and Rose tells Chief to go attend to his wife and she'll clean up.
The Gavin men have retreated to Father Murph's office. Father Murph says that Kevin was an altar boy who developed a fixation on him. Father Murph was flattered and wanted to be a strong role model, but it got unhealthy and Father Murph cut it off and thought about putting in for a transfer, but Kevin took off. Mick asks if there was anything sexual between them, and Father Murph denies it. Mick produces the letter, and Father Murph says it doesn't mention a sexual relationship. Tommy thinks a jury might see it differently. Father Murph tells the guys to leave, but Johnny says they won't. Father Murph cuts in angrily and says it's not a big deal, because lots of kids are abused by priests. He was abused by a priest. I seriously expected Tommy, Johnny, and Mick to all reveal that they were also abused by priests, and Father Murph needs to get over himself. Now that would have been black humor. Father Murph explains that he thought the abuse was horrible at first, but then he realized that he liked it. Johnny and Mick are disgusted. Father Murph says that it made him feel special, because God's holy messenger on Earth wanted him.
Father Murph tells Mick he has no proof, and hands the letter back. Johnny doesn't think this is over, and calls Kevin into the room. Kevin tells Father Murph to be honest. Father Murph wants to talk to Kevin alone, but Kevin pulls out a gun and aims it at Father Murph, demanding that he admit what he did. The Gavins try to talk Kevin down and get him to lower his gun. Kevin again tearfully orders Father Murph to admit what he did. The camera cuts to Father Murph and executes a Jaws-style smash zoom, then cuts back to Kevin and has the same effect. People. The effect, which is supposed to underscore the vertiginous feeling of the characters (aptly named since it was used by Hitchcock in Vertigo), comes off as amateurish, and like the director just got his first copy of Final Cut Pro. Lame. It also detracts from the biggest moment in the scene, when Kevin puts the gun to his own head and pulls the trigger. Everyone reacts with horror and nausea. The three Gavins kneel over Kevin as Father Murph slowly staggers out of the room. Tommy tells Johnny to call somebody. Shouldn't Tommy be doing CPR? Unless it's obvious that CPR won't help at this point. Instead, Tommy follows Father Murph out and beats the crap out of him underneath a painting of the Last Supper. Tommy forces Father Murph to look at Kevin's body as Father Murph pukes on the floor.