Dell is rushed to the OR where they determine he has a bleed in his head. The pressure is relieved but Dell is far from out of the woods. Another bleed erupts and it’s expanding. They need to crack open Dell’s skull to fix it, but Amelia is in the middle of her procedure with Maya. Dell asks that someone bring Betsey to his bedside. He’s scared and unsure about all that’s happening to him. Frankly, so are we.
As frightened as Dell is, he exhibits nothing but wisdom and bravery during a touching talk with Betsey. With his voice quivering ever so slightly, Dell says, “If anything ever happened to me, I want you to remember, that would just mean that all the bad stuff that’s ever going to happen to you already happened.” These are near perfect words. Dell doesn’t want Betsey to be scared. He doesn’t want her to be sad. The only wish this heroic dad has for his little girl is for her to be happy. It’s both inspirational and heartbreaking.