O'Donnell opined that her not being on the show was best for all involved:
I think we all agreed...that it was better for everyone. Whoopi [Goldberg] really didn't like me.
And then I went to the prison to visit him. But we got to talk, he and I, and I got to ask him every question I had. I was there for six and a half hours, sitting with him, talking to him.
He is so remorseful and so upset with himself for not listening to what his wife and children were saying to him for years.
Watch the chat below.