Nicely written! When I first watched the show I was frustrated with Simon’s silence…it got him beat up, almost got him shot, and almost cost him his marriage. I really wanted him to learn to open up and tell Daphne about his childhood, rather than forcing her to find those letters. But your piece helped me realize that he couldn’t open up because of the circumstances, societal expectations, and his trauma.

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