‘Dear Edward’ Episode 4: Recap And Ending, Explained: Did Edward Finally Say Goodbye To His Brother?

In the previous episodes of “Dear Edward,” every passenger, with the exception of a 12-year-old boy named Edward, died in a plane crash. Being the survivor, Edward earned the nickname “miracle boy.” After losing her sister in the plane disaster, Edward’s aunt Lacey took on the responsibility of raising him while simultaneously grieving and attempting to control her emotions. Parallel to Edward’s story, we see the families of the other passengers getting to know their lost loved ones better after the tragedy. Let’s explore the impact of this accident on the lives of these devastated families.

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Spoilers Ahead

“Dear Edward” Episode 4 opens with Edward and his neighbor Shay entering a public school, where Edward feels uneasy owing to the congestion. He had always received his education at home and had never attended school, so having to suddenly adapt to something new was difficult for him. Though he continued to make an effort, Edward’s memories of his brother kept holding him back. Even though it was a steamy day, he put on his brother’s coat. The teacher advised him to take it off because it was unhealthy for Edward to be perspiring heavily due to the coat. The rest of the class was making fun of him, but Edward wouldn’t listen. He quickly left the class and left for home. We also learned the content included in the letters that had been sent repeatedly to Edward. When Lacey opened some of them, she was horrified to discover the hatred being directed toward the young child. The bereaved families of the deceased were calling Edward names and saying traumatic things just because he had survived. John and Lacey made the decision to hide these letters from Edward.

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What Did Dee Dee Find Out?

Dee Dee, meanwhile, was in LA trying to figure out her husband’s sexual identity. One day, a 16-year-old LGBT individual named T entered the condo unexpectedly to get their toothbrush, shocking Dee Dee. They responded that Charlie (Dee Dee’s husband Charles) had given them shelter here. She went on to inquire if they knew whether her husband was gay or not, but they were unable to respond. In order to find her spouse and learn more about his relationship with the man named Evan in the photo, Dee Dee went to an LGBTQ center. But the center’s manager, a woman, was unable to respond. Dee Dee was both perplexed and inconsolable. She had every right to know who her husband really was, but the fact that she received no assistance made the matter much worse for her. Finally, she obtained Evan’s location from the center, went to meet him at an art gallery, and received Evan’s confirmation of her husband’s homosexuality and their relationship. In her earlier wrath, she had decided to sell the condo, but as she collected herself, she understood that the person she now despised was equally powerless; he was unable to express his true aspirations, but he did everything he could to appease his family. Additionally, he offered assistance to these street children, who had no idea where to turn for help. The most crucial action Dee Dee could take was to forgive. She went to the restaurant T worked at after forgiving her husband and gave them the Rolex watch she had bought for Charles. 

Kojo was busy preparing for the celebration of Akua’s funeral in the meantime. He asked Becks if she had any suggestions about how to adorn her mother’s coffin. When Becks showed her uncle a butterfly she had drawn, Kojo was impressed. Adriana accepted his invitation to the funeral despite the fact that she was too preoccupied with her campaign. She even volunteered to assist him with choosing a site for the funeral. She knew a reverend with whom she may have already established some sort of relationship. The reverend helped her book the reservation at the funeral home. The funeral was emotional and tearful, but what’s remarkable is that Kojo hosted a DJ party afterward, and everyone appeared to be having a good time. Actually, we should appreciate and accept both death and birth because they are equally normal and natural. That’s why Kojo and the other Ghanaians embraced the funeral like a festival.

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Two new characters, Amanda and Steve, are first introduced to us during a grief counseling session in “Dear Edward” Episode 4. We can see that Amanda left the group because she didn’t appreciate Steve’s presence there. Actually, Brent, Amanda’s fiancĂ©, had perished in the plane disaster, and Steve was his brother. Steve was grieving on the inside since he had been unable to patch things up with his brother. He spoke with Amanda, and we learned from their exchange that although Brent had cleaned up from his addiction, his brother still didn’t trust him, leading to him blowing him off. Due to Brent torturing their parents to get narcotics in the past, Steve became indifferent to him and held grudges against him. But after his brother passed away, Steve understood that Brent should have been given a chance to make peace with his family, but that didn’t happen.


Did Edward Finally Say Goodbye To His Brother?

Shay was worried about Edward, as he left the class and hadn’t even responded to her since. Shay described everything to Lacey, who had rushed into the house to check on Edward. In the storeroom, she found him dejectedly seated. Lacey tried to get him to speak with her. As Edward remained silent, Lacey spoke up. She recalled her early years with her sister in order to praise how generous and caring she was. Edward might have harbored anger for his mother because he thought that it was only because of her that he had now lost his family. Lacey, however, disproved his idea by mentioning Lacey’s virtues, which had always been admirable. Finally, he smiled when Lacey emphasized what a great woman his mother was. He went to Shay’s house, gave her his brother’s jacket, and slept on the floor once more, signifying that he had finally said goodbye to his brother. But also, through Shay, his new closest friend, he kept his brother’s memories alive. Future episodes will reveal whether Edward was able to adjust to his new life with his aunt and establish friends at school.

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Poulami Nanda
Poulami Nanda
Poulami Nanda hails from a medical background, yet her journey is to cross the boundaries of medicine and survive in the cinematic world. The surrealistic beauty of cinema and art has attracted her from a very young age. She loves to write poems, songs, and stories, but her dream is to write films someday. She has also worked as a painter, but nothing attracts her more than cinema. Through her writings, she wants to explore the world of cinema more and more and take her readers on the same ride.

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