Olive asks Danny to help her help Grace who is not smiling or eating. Olive tells him that seeing her mom like that messes her up more than after the plane disappeared, and that she can’t go through that again.
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DANNY: Now, there’s a face I’ve missed.
DANNY: How about I cancel my bike ride and we can hit the climbing gym? One step closer to Acadia.
OLIVE: Or you could come see us.
OLIVE: [SIGHS] She’s not gonna ask. I can tell she misses you, but it’s like she’s punishing herself.
DANNY: Give her time to process.
OLIVE: Well, it’s like they died all over again. She’s barely smiling. She’s not eating. Seeing her like that messed me up more than the plane, and I can’t do it again.
DANNY: And I don’t want you to.
OLIVE: Then if you still love us…
OLIVE: …help me help her. Please.
Olive is very believable
While teenager Olive is very good at reading her mother and recognizing that she’s spiraling into depression again, she’s not mature enough to anticipate just how badly pulling Danny back into the mix could (and did) backfire. That’s very believable.
SOURCE: Baby M (Doux Reviews)