The Thorn Birds Scenes – 41. TogetherOn February 2, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Then you must let me help you, son. I’ll tell her, because I love her, too. Don’t touch me! Please believe me. Dane’s mind was made up
long before I arrived. I believe you! Don’t you think I don’t know
you’re just here to collect for what I stole! – I don’t understand.
– No, you wouldn’t. But understanding’s beside the point
for you men of God, isn’t it? Faith! That’s the great thing! Let me tell you, Ralph… I’ve got more faith than you and Dane
and all the heavenly host combined… because God has never failed me! He’s always there to take away
whatever happiness I’ve got! Dane isn’t being taken from you.
He is simply doing what he must. Can’t you see what this is costing him? He loves you so much. But, Ralph… – He loves God more!
– Meggie, stop it! When I became a priest… my mother swore she’d never forgive me… and she never did. Don’t do that to Dane, Meggie. Then take him. If I must give him up, let it be to you. Take him? Yes. When he finishes his schooling
this spring… I’ll send him to you in Rome
where you can look after him. Keep him safe… and promise me… that if he should ever wish it,
you’ll send him back… because he belonged to me first. You don’t have to do this. He can be settled in a seminary in Sydney,
where you can be near to him. You know it takes years
to prepare for the priesthood. No, Ralph. Your God wants reparation. Very well. Let Dane go to you… and then I’ll have nothing more to repay. I will have given everything… that I ever had or loved
in my whole life. Surely even God
can’t ask for more than that. I’m so sorry. – Please forgive me.
– I didn’t want to hurt you.