My guess is to see if she would be truthful. Perhaps there was more to that story? Like her simple explanation for BR hitting JBR in the face with the golf club accidentally on an upswing. Judith Phillips stated that PR told her BR hit JBR because he was mad at her. Edited to add: I believe it was during Susan Savage's employment that Patsy was going through her chemo and isolated from the family. This would have been a difficult time for the family/kids and maybe this is when aggression or behaviors started. Just a thought.