Says a couple of things to me. One being that he didn't want to personally face speaking with Suzanne's father. The other being that he could get his daughter(s) to do his will ... because I think quite a few would say something like "I don't want to tell him, dad. You tell him. He is going to be so worried and upset. And I already feel really upset." Which leads to another thing ... it makes BM seem less concerned about how his daughter may feel about such a task, as he did about avoiding the task himself. Which is not being protective of his daughter .. but is more about protecting himself. .