She’s ashamed of herself. Suddenly. Not because of the new knowledge about Angelo. Not completely. Because of the difference between her mother and herself. Her mother risked everything to help Timmy, and now she has spent the last several years treating him as her own whipping boy and computer file. She had never pitied Angelo when he was just…Angelo. Why is he pitiable now and not then?
Angelo weeps for the loss of his self, and Miss Parker is filled with the agony her mother must have felt. Maybe she’s not so much unlike Catherine Parker after all.