Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Scene excerpt: "Dear Zachary"—Kate and David find out the news, part of Filmmaking Forum: Scene Analysis.
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- [ Josh] Where were you when you found out? - Melanie was on the front desk, calls back and says, "Kate, there's a policeman from Sunnyvale on the line for you, do you want to talk to him? And I said, "Oh, yeah put it through to the office." "Are you Kathleen Bagby?" I said "Yes" "I've got a message here from Pennsylvania, you are to call this number. Its the coroner's office. You've got bad news." I said, "Is my son dead?!" And he said, " I can't tell you that madam," he said, " but you've got terrible news." I dialed this number that he'd given me, and it was a man, an irate man.
The coroner's office was closed down, and there was nothing he could do about it, I'd have to call back tomorrow morning. I called back to the Sunnyvale Police Station, so he gave me another number, and then I got through to Sergeant Pooler, and he said "Your son is dead under suspicious circumstances have you got any idea why he was in the park?" I said, " My son is dead, murdered?" He said, "Yes." And then I called David. (phone rings) I said to him, "Andrew's dead," and he said " No." And I heard him throw the phone, (Kathleen wimpers) ( phone bangs) I called Sergeant Crulet back, and I said, "You know, We're coming." And he said "Well, that's good." - [David] Through that flight we just thought, we'd go get Andrew, and bring him back to California, and get everything organized, whatever, and then kill ourselves, 'cause no point in going on.
That was the first plan. Obviously we didn't do that.