Ironside: Some of his thesis may answer that question. MacDane's insistence on confrontation and honesty led her into real self-examination and a hard look at her past. Her family, most importantly her father.
Fran: Things were going so well for her.
Ironside: Perhaps that's what made it all the more difficult for him to give up old patterns, old ways of thinking.
Mark: You, uh, think we should?
Ironside: Depends. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Ed: This sounds a little inconsistent.
Ironside: Consistency, to paraphrase Emerson is the "hobgoblin of small minds."