“I lied… Sorry.”
This scene gives me more feels now than it did the first and second and third times I’ve watched it. Before tonight, I didn’t notice Walter saying “No” after Paige’s apology nor shaking his head or even smiling at her. I was so focused on Paige that Walter’s reaction wasn’t something I observed until now.
Walter knows Paige usually doesn’t lie
(though she’s been lying to him all season about her feelings for him and about what happened in Space), and after she explains why she lied to cover up her upsetting past, he automatically forgives her because he loves her and knows how she feels having been abandoned (in a social sense) by a parent too. There is nothing this woman can do that Walter won’t forgive her for. ♥