I certainly wish no harm to come to that poor girl but if/when something does because of Howie, wow, I hope they don't look for much sympathy.
Even if they believed he had changed and it was their responsibility as good Christians to support him on his effort to lead a good life, my goodness, do it from afar!! You just encourage and assist your daughter in being with a murderer? Can't wrap my head around it.
This episode most definitely did not require two hours.