Deborah and Peter sit down with Dr. Phil in the greenroom. Dr. Phil wonders aloud if they will be able to strike a compromise. Turning to Peter he says, “Will you do as good a job for [Kate] as the two of you could do in combination?”
“We live 2,300 miles away from each other, so that’s not a possibility. What I would do is I would grant them visitation rights,” Peter replies.
“Would you do it the other way around?” Dr. Phil probes. “You’re willing to gamble losing everything rather than sharing?”
“I want my daughter back,” Peter says simply.
[AD]Dr. Phil addresses Deborah. “Do you think the deck’s stacked against you in the court?” he asks
“I know that I am the underdog, but I took care of my sister, Dr. Phil,” she replies, her voice breaking. “I saw her die. I was there when she took her last breath, and I was the one who she trusted with all her heart and soul. She knows that Peter is not capable. What gets me is that there has never been any sincerity on his part at all. How do you think of removing a child who just lost her mother less than 24 hours after you bury her?”
“It’s all about you, Deborah,” Peter says.
Dr. Phil gives his opinion.