Vivian apparently wanted to marry Matt sixteen years earlier, but married Willard instead.
Questioner: Malachi was supposed to replace Willard Cates.
Sherman: That's right.
Questioner: So… What happened?
Sherman: (shrugs) Health problems. He had a weak heart.
Questioner: Hmm. Well according to our information, Malachi had a pitchfork shoved completely through his upper torso. Puncturing both his lungs and… (looks at notes) Oh, severing his spinal cord.
Sherman: That's just about the worst thing you can do to someone with a bad heart.
Sherman: Now lets have a moment of thought for Willard who was a good leader and a friend. (pause) Willard's dead. (begins laughing)