Would it have been so terrible for Elena and Grace to be friends? And for the sons to be friends? After all Elena now has Jonathan’s baby. Seems like it would’ve been a way for him to see her without raising suspicions. Although the way he reacted is how I would actually expect someone to react.
So Nicole Kidman on the stand was utterly implausible. The lawyer already distrusted her. There’s an old saying when you’ve made the sale, stop selling. It would have made more sense if they were desperate for a character witness because things were going badly. But also, Hailey seemed surprised by the information that came out and I couldn’t help wondering why. This crack lawyer did all this research on the jury but she apparently did no research on her own clients childhood? Why hasn’t the lawyer talked to the mother herself? Why doesn’t she seem to know about what happened to his baby sister? I’m a journalist and to my little reporter soul this was sloppy.
Years ago I did a theater project with boys in a juvenile facility. Most of the boys there that we worked with had made a good impression on the counselors and their crimes were relatively minor, maybe their girlfriends were too young, (the Romeo and Juliet law where of both are teens but one underage wasn’t in effect yet), or they’d been convicted of shoplifting a few too many times. But one boy had killed his baby sister years before . Not the way jonathan did either, he suffocated her with a pillow. (Who expected to find that Jonathan’s sister had had a much more suspicious death?)
Anyway, the boy who had killed his sister was very quick to show remorse and cry and look upset whenever we did an acting game that dredged up any memories at all. It was so patently fake. He had fooled the counselors at Juvie but he couldn’t for me, and acting teacher. He’s probably out now.
by the way in “the psychopath test”
jon Ronaon says sociopath and psychopath are the same thing.