Mom's drugging and abuse of Evie's Dad is not unique. Stories of violence, alcoholism, and abuse span generations of Mom's family. Children labeled ‘difficult’ and ‘mentally ill’ are prescribed a cocktail of drugs, the same as those in Dad's toxicology reports. Even the adopted Walsh children seem to have been diagnosed with these same hereditary conditions and are given the same drugs. The youngest complains of drugs being put in her food and Evie arrives to a visit with signs of abuse.