At 11:50 p.m., Matthew Poncelet is led to the death chamber in cuffs and chains. Sister Helen walks behind him with her hand on his shoulder, reading from the Bible. When they reach the door of the chamber, Sr Helen is stopped from entering. She sits down in the viewing room with the relatives of the murder victims around her. At 11:54, Poncelet is harnassed to the table vertically, and two IVs are started, one in each arm. At 11:57, the curtains are opened to the viewing room. At 11:58, Poncelet is asked whether he has any last words. He apologizes to Mr Delacroix (Raymond J. Barry) for killing his son and says that he hopes his death will give the Percys some relief. "I think killing is wrong," he adds, "no matter who does it...me or you'all or your government." At 11:58:30, his table is lowered to a horizontal position, and he is turned so that he can look into the viewing room. He focuses on Sr Helen's face, the only face of love that he sees. "I love you," he says to her. "I love you," she mouths back to him. At 12:00 a.m., the injections are begun. One by the one, the six tubes of solution are emptied into his arms as flashbacks of the rape and murders are interspersed between the injections. Still staring at Sr Helen's face, Poncelet's eyes begin to close, and then it is over. A few days later, Sr Helen attends his burial and places a flower on his casket. As she hugs the Poncelet family, she notices Mr Delacroix watching from a distance. He admits to still being filled with hate, and Sr Helen suggests that, together, they could find a way out of the hate. In the final scene, Sr Helen and Mr Delacroix can be seen through a church window, kneeling together and praying.