At that moment, there is a knock on the door and Linda steadies herself by taking a deep breath. Sam assures her that everything’s going to be okay, then answers the door, welcoming Jerry (Tommy Gunn) inside. Everyone’s warm and friendly towards each other although still a bit somber as they greet each other.
Sam thanks Jerry for coming to stay with them. Jerry says they’re family, so of course he’s going to try and help them through this tough time. They have a moment of silence, but Sam ushers them along to avoid them grieving for too long. She tells Jerry where his room is, and he goes off with his luggage.
Sam turns to her mom and hugs her. She knows it’s going to be hard, but they’ll get through this together. Her dad couldn’t have chosen a more wonderful woman to be her step-mom.
Linda hugs Sam back, smiling thinly, as though it’s still hard for her to smile even if she appreciates the kind words.
‘We’re going to get over this together…as a family,’ Sam insists.