The Hardest Part
Season 4 | Episode 18 | Aired 03/31/11
Pete’s mom, Frances (guest star Louise Fletcher) is rushed into the hospital after his brother, Adam, gave her some pills. He did this in order to get her out of prison, but the pills actually acted as a poison to her system. Frances stabilizes, but Pete still wants nothing to do with her.
After a chat with Frances, Violet tries to get her hubby to show some forgiveness. Her words have enough impact to inspire Pete to bring Lucas in to meet his grandmother. Frances doesn’t have much time left before she dies. Adam tells his mom there’s no need to be scared. He’s there. Pete lets Frances know that he’s also there. And when Pete eventually breaks down at home, Violet is there for him, too.