written by Brad Silberling
Joe Nast: I'm sorry, I can't, I can't do this. It didn't happen. We loved each other, we broke it off. If I don't -- Jesus, if I don't say this now, it'll never - (sigh) she'll never be a part of this. What are we - what are we doing here? I don't even - I don't even know this guy. She - she didn't even know this guy. What's he got to do with her? I don't - look, you asked me to bring her in the room, and she's not here - she's not. And whatever happens here, whatever happens to this guy, she's not here. And the only way that you're gonna bring her in here is with the truth. I don't know - I don't know what else to say. You just tell me what to say, and I swear, I'll try, but if you want her, you got to keep it honest. You have to understand that Diana had this thing, this way of bringing out the real in people, not just the best, you know - their honesty. And I guess she's doing it again now 'cause there's no way I'd be sitting here saying these things I can't believe are coming out of my mouth. It was Diana who finally had the courage. She was the one who told me that I didn't want to go through with it. And I guess she's - she's doing it again, 'cause all of this - all of this - is everything that she wouldn't want. She wasn't a bride-to-be. She wasn't a victim. She was strong and real and messed up and wickedly honest, just like her mother. And if I sit here trying to paint it any other way, I...oh, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I just - I thought - (sigh) I thought that if I could just...paint the pictures that you needed, you know, that...(voice breaks) that somehow...that somehow you'd bring these people some peace, finally, and they'd have their daughter back, or... But, uh...that's not how she'd wanna be. The truth is hard. Sometimes it looks so wrong, you know - the color's off, the style's wrong, but I guess it - I guess it's where the good one's live.
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