Gerald, 73, is a mechanic and a man of few words. He's awkward and distant with his son Oliver. He's proud of Matthew though doesn’t often say it out loud. He alone sees potential in Maggie – often finding himself the only defender of her unconventional life choices. And with Natalie, Gerald has always enjoyed a deep bond based on trust and immense respect. Though Gerald and Janine have survived many years together, the stoic man worries whether he’ll be able to give his wife the emotional support she needs to make it through what’s happening to Natalie.