Bitter Fruit - Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary

Silas wakes up from a dream about his death. In the dream he was swept away on a bier of floating flowers for a burial at sea, while Mikey and Kate watched, naked, on the shore. A distant fear that Mikey is not biologically his son comes to his mind and he struggles to wake himself. It is five a.m. Across from Silas, doctors and nurses work on a patient, before stepping away to reveal that the body is already cold and curled up. A nurse turns sees Silas, and pulls the curtain around the dead man. They take the shrouded dead man away.

Silas gets up, wondering who stayed with Mikey. Wandering down the hospital hallway, Silas speaks briefly with a nurse. Lydia's face intrudes and he remembers that she became a nurse because she had no choice. Lydia...

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