Parry encourages Joe to pray, and when Joe responds that he holds no religious beliefs, Parry is increasingly insistent. Claire's insistence that "it was the wind" only irritates Joe, who can't accept the random and bizarre nature of his traumatic experience.
Enduring Love has two appendices. This is where his personal catastrophe may 'begin', simply or otherwise. He explains that he chooses his beginning because it is the point that makes the most "sense.
She thinks he is trying to send a signal with his actions, but she cannot understand it. Joe tries to recapture the moment when he originally had planned to propose, opening the same bottle of champagne, but Claire stops him. The child, Harry Gadd, is in the basket of a hot-air balloon, which the wind is threatening to carry away.
Unsatisfied with the response of the police, who cannot be convinced that Joe is in danger despite what has happened, Joe purchases a gun from a former friend. In the subsequent police interview Joe insists that it was Jed Parry who was behind this attack, but the detective does not believe him, possibly because Joe appears to get some of the facts of the incident incorrect.
When Parry raises the knife, Clarissa flinches, but Parry instead brings it to his own neck and threatens to kill himself.
Jean Logan forgives them, "but who's going to forgive me? Wellto help him get a gun.
She questions his claim re: the messages - Joe's wiped them - and is worried: is Parry real?