So this is interesting and also sad. People outside of the sphere of what happened will never know everything but I hope whatever is going on gets worked through for all the individuals concerned.
Having said that, I'm not sure what is going to go on for the show. The characters are developed fairly well but none of them could take over for a partner for the other main character. They seem set on bringing another person in to play the role which I think is a mistake. Bring someone in to be a different tho similar character if you have to.