Um, I was watching Jonas's last video. And it got me thinking. At the risk of sounding ultra-emo and giving out too much information, I'm going to share a little story with you. Two years ago, my dad was hit by a car. It sucked. And at the time? It was just a freak accident. Middle of the day, cycling on their side of the street, and some guy just...came round and slammed into him. Killed him on impact.
I guess it hurt so much then, that I didn't really want to think about it. And so...it was just a freak accident. I thought...shit happens - and it happened to me.
[flips to a camera angle where Marla is leaning on her bed]
Two years later, and the guy that hit him, got off with no charges. Nothing. I don't know about in America, but in Canada, when you hit a pedestrian, or a cyclist, it's automatic manslaughter. Accidental manslaughter, but manslaughter. There's SOME punishment, somewhere along the line. This guy? Zilch.
[camera angle changes back again]
I don't know whether he had a get out of jail free card, or whether the judge just figured it was a freak accident and he wasn't responsible, but...it seems a little fishy.
[new camera angle]
And two years later? I don't really know what happened. Spencer? You're a smart guy. Think about this. When your dad died, was there a proper investigation? Was there a witness? Was it plausible? I mean...it doesn't take a rocket scientist - and YOU'RE A SCIENTIST - to figure out when something's a little fishy.
[Marla lying on bed]
Spence, I know right now, things are really tough to talk about. And wounds...are still brand new. But in a couple years, you might be thinking differently. You might realise that...things just don't fit. Stuff is strange. And your dad's death? Might not have been a freak accident. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you're being offered something that Jonas and I were never offered. You're being offered the answer to "why??".
[Marla upside down on bed]
That answer is completely priceless. And I know you may not wanna think about it now, but in a little while, you might be kicking yourself that you didn't contact them. That you didn't listen to Jonas, or me, or anybody else that's been talking to you. Don't give up the chance. You might go your entire life regretting it.
[back to Marla on bed]
We're here for you. And we're going to try to make it as easy as possible for you. But you're a smart guy. Think about it. I know you'll figure it out.