Ruth is determined that her fate is sealed. Her trial gives her two possible outs, both of which she dismissed. Cullen provides his accurate detail as police officer, detailing that she'd only protected him and the general population from the murdering swine she shot down. Even John Campbell suggests a stay, saying that she is not thinking clearly. Ruth remains steadfast in sealing her own fate, and even growing closer to Bohannan during an all night vigil in her jail cell does not shake her from her decision. The morning comes, and Campbell asks Cullen to read the death warrant. He stalks out, wanting no part of it. Ruth begs him to attend her hanging, to be with her in the end. 13 steps up to the noose. Ruth looks to the crowd, hoping that Cullen will he there. He arrives late, but too late to stop Ruth from her fate. She smiles a small smile of contentment, just before the hood is placed over her head.
Did You Know?
Roxann Dawson directed this episode. This is yet another Star Trek connection. Colm Meaney/Durant was Chief Miles O'Brien on TNG and DS9, Roxann Dawson was B'Elanna Torres in VOY. Anson Mount/Bohannnon is Captain Christopher Pike on Discovery and Hell in Wheels-Director of Photography/DOP Marvin V. Rush worked also on TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT See more
[holding the Bible under her hand
You do swear by almighty God, the searcher of all hearts, that the evidence you give shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, as you shall answer to God on the last great day?
[kisses the Bible
In the matter of the United States versus Ruth Cole, the defendant stands accused of unlawfully, feloniously, and of malice aforethought shooting into Sidney Snow two mortal wounds of which he died, contrary to the law, peace, and ...
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Written by Gustavo Santaolalla
Performed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla See more