Captain Sharon Raydor : "Write about the person in your life who has influenced you the most."
Buzz Watson : I proofed it. Just read the first line.
Captain Sharon Raydor : Okay. "From the day I finally learned to tie my shoes, the person who has exercised the most influence in my life is me."
Captain Sharon Raydor : Oh.
Rusty Beck : What? It's true.
Rusty Beck : "As my mother had drifted further and further away under the influence of crack and finally disappeared, in a curious contradiction of our circumstances, her affect on the choices I make has only increased. I sometimes wonder why she cannot choose me over using drugs, but I will never wonder if I will do that to other people. And I won't run away from problems again, no matter how threatening they may seem. These are the lessons my mother taught me, even as she failed to learn them herself."
Captain Sharon Raydor : That was very good. Very you.
Rusty Beck : For better or for worse?
Captain Sharon Raydor : Oh, for better. Very, very much better.