A person who is easily deceived or victimized
One who is made an object of blame
Patsy, while incarcerated, still had a say in the matter.
Patsy Boyd was just released from prison.
His only comment of note was that Patsy, while obviously exhausted, seemed especially cheerful— "pleased with herself" was how he'd described her.
It was unclear if this action was prompted by Patsy Boyd herself or just some do-gooder trying to clear her desk of problems.
If Patsy had a destination in mind more specific than Chicago, she didn't share this knowledge with her hitchhiking passenger.