Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key - Bad Seed and The Crossing Summary & Analysis

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Bad Seed and The Crossing Summary

In "Bed Seed," Joey decides to go to Maria's home to apologize. When he arrives however, he is greeted by her very angry father. He accuses Joey of being "messed up," nearly attacks him, and threatens to hurt Joey and his mother if Joey comes near Maria again. When Joey tries to say that his mother had no part in the accident, Maria's father angrily notes that she "had everything to do with it." Joey angrily defends his mother, noting that he himself is the problem and proudly walks away. Back home, he tries to find his medication so he can take it all and be normal, but his mother has taken them to work with her. When she returns from work, the two take a walk. She informs Joey she will be unable to see him off on...

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