Hanna Tells Jim About Wyatt's Overdose

Season 3 Episode 315
Aired on 07/12/2016 | CC tv-14
Despite her fraught relationship with her former employers, Hanna finds the sympathy to do Katheryn a huge favor: She will inform Katheryn's husband, Jim, of their son's death. When Hanna meets Jim in the holding room at the jail where he has been locked up, Jim believes that Hanna is there to chastise him for his many transgressions.

"It's about Wyatt," she says to him solemnly.

"You're going to come here, and you're going to call me a demon again, wave your arms around and say you're going to pray for me?" Jim says defiantly, galled by Hanna's righteous attitude.

Jim continues to berate Hanna, guessing at the purpose of her visit. She tells him over and over again to just stop it, tears welling up in her eyes, but Jim isn't done spitting bile at her.

"Is it because Hanna wants to serve Jim Cryer a lawsuit all by her little self?" Jim says, his eyes flashing with contempt.

Finally, Jim allows Hanna to say her piece, prompting her by adding, "What the hell do you want?"

"I am here at the request of your wife to tell you that your son has been..." she begins, but she suddenly can't find any more words.

"What? To tell me my son has been what?" Jim says mockingly.

"He died," Hanna says evenly.

"What?" Jim says, stunned.

"She couldn't tell you herself, and she didn't want you to hear it from anyone else."

"What are you saying to me, Hanna?" Jim says, desperation flooding into his voice.

"He OD'd."


"I'm sorry, Mr. Cryer."

Hanna's words land on Jim like a ton of bricks, threatening to crush him under the awful weight of their meaning: Jim's son, his only remaining child, is dead.

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