Dirty little secret
Back in present day, Lana tells her interviewer, April, that she doesn't want to discuss Bloody Face.
"He's become a household name. Like some kind of Heath Ledger Hollywood-style movie villain. He was an evil monster ... I refuse to give him one more second of air time."
Eventually Lana softens up and admits that she has a 40-year secret to confess.
"Lies are like scars on your soul. They destroy you."
Of course we already know what this secret is and so does the subject -- Johnny -- who's hiding behind the scenes chowing on a baguette.
What we didn't know is that Lana visited Johnny once when he was in grade school. Winters intervened as Johnny was getting bullied on the playground.
"You know he's the asshole, right?" she asked as she picked Johnny's glasses up off the ground.
"Yeah I know."
That's as much information as Lana gives April, but she has more to say to Johnny once the cameras leave.
"Can I pour you a drink? Why don't you come out now. ... Let's get this over with, shall we?"
Here comes Johnny
The son of Bloody Face sits down for a drink with his mom, but he's not quite ready to bury the hatchet, especially since he bought the Thredson confession tape off eBay and knows Lana had no plans to raise her son.
"My father loved me. I could hear it in his voice. That's when I started loving him and hating you."
Ignore the fact that Johnny probably bought the tape via eBay sometime in the late 80s, half a decade before the website existed.
As Lana talks about Johnny's monster of a father, the killer's temper flares and he points a gun to Lana's head.
"You don't get to talk about him."
"What are you so afraid of, Johnny, the truth about him or the truth about you?"
"I just want him to be proud of me. I can't measure up."
"He was a monster. And that's not you. You could never be like him. Not that sweet little boy I met on the playground," Lana assures Johnny as she moves the gun from his hand. "Even then I knew you were a better man than he was.