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Quote #7

Without Amma I was lost. And without Macon, I knew Lena couldn't even find her way to lost. (10.31.3)

Even though Ethan isn't related to Amma by blood, and Lena is just a niece to Macon, they are family. And whatever family you have is the family that matters.

Quote #8

"Blood of my heart, protection is thine!" (10.31.235)

Lena explains that this chant has nothing to with actual blood (which is a relief, because that would be nasty and kind of a health hazard). This is blood as in family. We hear it's thicker than water.

Quote #9

It was bad enough to lose your mother, but even I couldn't guess what it would feel like to find out your mother wanted you dead. (11.27.145)

Um, yeah. We're not sure either. Talk about family dysfunction.

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