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    Subject: Re: Some continutiy issues
    Date: Feb 21, 2012
    Sender: EricPrevious | Next

    Lenard does not kill Teddy because, as he says, he needs a John G to give his life meaning. He needs a mystery to solve, a purpose. Killing Teddy right away ends that.

    The scene in the diner explains the continuity issue: Lenard goes on to say that memory is unreliable, distorts, fabricates...that is what HE has done. He killed his wife but has now distorted that to "someone else did." We all do this to some degree.

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    Re: Some continutiy issues

    These are interesting points. I can only offer a couple of guesses:

    2. Why did Leonard fabricate a story about some guys with the same memory disorder?

    It's possible that Leonard has lost his memory because of some combination of physical injury and psychological block. It's possible that he actually gave his wife the lethal insulin (as is hinted at for one instant in the movie) and his memories of that time are unreliable. Then this shock is part of what sent him over the edge.

    3. Why wouldn't Leonard just kill Teddy right away instead of concocting a scheme?

    Partly, I think you just have to accept that he did -- otherwise there's no story. And there's not a clear reason to think he *wouldn't* do such a thing. But my guess is that he didn't trust himself to remember this plan long enough to walk over and kill him. (I usually don't remember what I went to the kitchen for in the 30 seconds it takes to get up and walk there, so this wouldn't surprise me.)

    Joshua
    Editor, Offoffoff.com







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