"It was heart-wrenching," Rob says with a laugh at the end. "It's hard to get over," Tom laughs back. Amber sits absolutely miserably on the nearby bench, with the guys and Rupert -- who's laughing right along -- paying no attention to how she or Alicia is reacting. Alicia interviews that she herself wasn't crazy about the dancing. She knows Tom and Sue didn't get along, but the insensitivity of that "is pretty crummy." I could not have said it better, even though I just spent a couple of paragraphs trying. "Crummy" is exactly the right word. Simple, to the point...I wish I'd thought of it. Alicia goes on to offer the only tribute Sue's going to get, which is that she was "valuable." She was "hard-core," "like a guy." Amber, on the other hand, lectures about how unfortunate it is that Sue failed the "true test" because she couldn't "keep it together." Wow, I'm so sorry she failed you, Amber. There's supposed to be some kind of happy fade-out for Chapera here about how they just keep on keeping on in spite of everything, but I'm just not feeling it.
So I guess all I can say to Rob and Big Tom, to Kathy and Rupert, and to everyone else who witnessed that situation developing and chose to err on the side of fuck-you is this: May the people you love who have something bad happen to them that doesn't really make sense to other people get a little greater share of people's humanity than you saw fit to spare for Sue. Because humanity-wise, that was a piss-poor showing.