Eddie's father jumps in after Mickey and saves him instead as they had long been friends and he felt he owed him despite his recent drunken behavior towards his wife. When he awakes in heaven, he is taken on a journey to meet five people whose lives intertwined with his in many ways which he never expected.
Handicapped by this disfigurement, Joseph eventually made a life for himself at Ruby Pier. Tala: There's always a purpose for your life. The war-torn environment around them makes way to the most serene, beautiful nature landscape that Eddie has ever seen.
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Instead, the battlefield became the Captain's final resting place and Eddie learns his second lesson — the importance of sacrifice, both big and small.
Where you are today is a combination of all your past actions, decisions, and the way the people around you have affected you.
Ruby tells Eddie that he needs to forgive his father and tells him that hatred was a deadly weapon, "We think it attacks the person we hate, but hatred has a curved blade, it also attacks us". He smoked cigars  and was a card player.