Never losing hope
During the time he was kept hostage, Greg was allowed to call his mother several times a year, but the calls were only on speakerphone, and he was instructed by Samantha Joy what to say. That way, the couple made sure his mother wasn’t worried, and it allowed them to go on with this abuse.
When Gregory shared with his mother everything that he has been through in that horror house, she was horrified to learn that she let her child down this way. At the same time, she was relieved to hear from him, and she knew this time she wasn’t going to let him down. She immediately contacted 911 to inform them of the hostage situation, and gave them the address of the house.