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Bette and Tina are home enjoying a lazy Sunday in bed. Peggy took Angie to the Boone Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for their Sunday Family Day. Bette and Tina still do Family Day with Angie and they’ve included Peggy, but this morning Tina wasn’t feeling particularly well so Bette decided to stay home with her while Peggy took Angie on the outing. They were discussing Tina’s conversation with Peggy the night before.
“Can you believe that Helena was behind all that stuff that Peggy told me?”
“Tee. I think you are the only one in this family that still doesn’t believe what Helena is capable of. You always defended her against me, and now you doubt what Peggy’s investigators have found out? Granted Helena covered her tracks, but Peggy’s had her security people looking into this since she came out of retirement. I think they have been thorough.”
“Still. I can’t help but think about Angie. Could you disown her even if she did all those evil things?”
“Tee. I can’t even imagine a world in which Angie could do even one of those things. It’s not like Peggy to just up and decided one day to disown her daughter. Helena was already in her 30’s when this happened. Peggy and her husband (before he died) put up with a lifetime of catering to their little girl’s every whim. They used their money and influence to buy her way out of trouble. They never let her suffer the consequences of her actions. She grew up thinking that she could have and do anything she wanted. She used her ‘superpowers’ for evil instead of good. Peggy’s actions might seem harsh, but the fact is she did what she did because she does still love her daughter. The minute Helena lost her money she turned to crime, drugs, alcohol, prostitution, and gambling. How long do you think she would have survived in that world if Peggy hadn’t pressed charges and put her in jail? One of the conditions that Peggy insisted upon was that Helena be under a doctor’s care for mental illness. Peggy’s been to visit Helena to try to talk to her only to be threatened and loathed. Short of murder I don’t think there is any evil thing Helena hasn’t done. If they dig deeper, they might find a few bodies buried. Remember how Dana’s cat Mr. Piddles died under mysterious circumstances. What if she had something to do with that?”