Rose's daughter May falls in love with Joe (Rose's Chinese lover), and in a fit of anger, both women overdose on sleeping pills (in separate incidents).
Despite Rose's repeated infidelity, Bill asks her to come back to him. Rose commits suicide, unable to deal with her issues (hangs herself in the shed).
Bill decides to retire from the Navy and adopt Tom and May despite them not being his children, but he tragically dies of a heart attack 2 years later.
Tom and May both end up having successful careers as adults but have never talked about their mother again.