Throughout the movie, Stephen continuously avoids accountability for the death of Martin’s dad. Instead of admitting to Martin or his loved ones that Martin’s father’s death was his fault, he spends time with Martin in secret. That said, it’s important to note that Stephen hanging out with Martin only puts salt in the wound of his father’s death, making it worse and doing nothing but making Stephen feel better about himself. It is no more than a shameful attempt to compensate for Martin’s loss in a lousy attempt to become a father figure. It is not sentimental, but merely a transaction for Stephen.
that you don’t want to admit you deserve.