Carver keeps Ellie on a short leash, realizing her emotional attitude is detrimental. That is even more true when Carver realizes Tommy's attempt to destroy the evidence on his computer, e-mails with Danny, is key. When Joe Miller senses his son may become a suspect, he ends the interview, but Carver now turns the screws on him. Joe admits to have nurtured an unsuitable interest in the boy, whom he saw regularly behind mark's back, but swears never to have abused him, claiming Danny's fall was a terrible accident in nocturnal confusion. After Joe is jailed and abused by his crazy wife, Tommy fiercely defends his father in tears, tragically because there's another macabre twist to the fatal truth.