One True Thing - Pages 262 - 289, Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Pages 262 - 289, Epilogue Summary

In the end, Ellen is found to have taken no part in her mother's death although she doesn't find this out until many months later, and actually hears the grand jury's verdict as she is driving around town running errands, not in the sterile courtroom as she would have in the movies. When she returns to Mrs. Forburg's, the house is overrun with reporters. Jeff is waiting for her there. Mrs. Forburg calls and tells Ellen to get "as far away from there as fast as you can for as long as you can". Teresa Guerra calls and tells Ellen that she believes her - believes that she did not kill her mother. Ellen jumps in Jeff's car and they drive first to their old house, which Ellen cannot enter. She still has not spoken to her father, and cannot. She requests a...

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