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What did Miss O'Brien see that caused her to look away from Steve after his trial?

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Betty Trevino I believe the reason O'Brien looks away from him is because she is recognizing the difference between "innocence" and being found "not guilty." The former is about lacking culpability and the other is about the justice system not having enough evidence to convict. Steve himself recognizes his own progression from believing he is innocent for not having done his part in the caper and understanding that he is complicit in events that lead to the death of an innocent man. O'Brien has dutifully performed her job under the law but both she and Steve's father recognize that he proved himself capable of being a part of something very ugly.
Connor O O'Brien's job was done. She did what she had to do, and as a professional lawyer, she picked up her things and went to the next case. She was a good lawyer and was able to give her client freedom and get him a 'Not Guilty' sentence. Whether she didn't believe her client was innocent or not isn't valid as that doesn't apply to a professional lawyer. And she said they could appeal if the case didn't turn out, a lawyer wouldn't offer an appeal if they didn't think you were innocent. I also see some people thinking she was racist, she wasn't. A racists lawyer just wouldn't defend you. Her job was done. Steve looked too much into it, a lawyer isn't going to hug their client.
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Tone Steve acted as if he didn't care wether he went to jail over something he didn't do. He did care. But his actions show much difference
Yvette She saw a monster.
Shake Speare Because she was racist af
Abby I think that O'Brien didn't hug Steve because she saw the knew the difference between 'innocent' and 'not guilty' and she saw that in Steve. She may think that he was guilty, even though she didn't show it.
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