Will you tell Ralph? Father de Bricassart? I don’t know. What should I tell him? That he has a son. How could you? That’s insane. Don’t lie to me, Meggie. Not to me. I knew it the moment you came home.
That’s why you came home. You had what you wanted.
You didn’t need Luke anymore. No. I told you. Luke didn’t want me. I’ve been watching
you and Ralph de Bricassart for years. All he had to do was crook his little finger
and you went running. It was the same for him,
from the moment he laid eyes on you. Poor Ralph. When he came here last year
and found you married and gone… I knew that sooner or later
he would have to go to you. And he did, didn’t he? You’re very cruel, Mom. One might think that you of all people
would understand. Because of Frank. Well, well. You can give
as good as you get. How long have you known? Since I was a little girl. Since Frank went away. I was 16 when I met him. He was everything that Paddy wasn’t. Sophisticated, cultured, charming. I thought I couldn’t live without him. But he was an important man… a politician… and already married. He wasn’t about to
sacrifice all that for me. I was nothing to his noble ambition. Just as you’re nothing to Ralph’s. I know I can never have Ralph. But at least I’ve got part of him
the Church can never have. Yes. That’s what I thought. To take of him what I could. To have his child to love at least. But what have I got now? I lost Frank. I paid in the worst way a mother could. And you’re going to pay, too. Believe me, God will see to that. You think I haven’t paid already? What else have I ever done
but pay for the great sin… of loving Ralph de Bricassart? All my life I trod the straight
and narrow for fear of God Almighty.. and what did it get me but a broken heart? No, Mom, I’m not afraid of God anymore. And as for Ralph… he’ll never know Dane’s his… unless you tell him. And if you do, I warn you… I’ll be as merciful to you
as you have always been to me! Yes, you’ll beat God himself as I did. I have beaten God. Dane is mine, and nothing’s
gonna take him from me.