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Date: 2013-02-25 04:56 pm (UTC)
liviapenn: wolfe makes a sad face (wolfe: wolfe is sad :()
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

The gunning down of the plant rooms - incredibly dramatic and shocking. As said above, the Brownstone is no longer a shield. (I'll love to see an adaption of this book for that scene alone). Which, I think, is only emphasised by the fact Wolfe ends up traveling for part of the book - a foreshadowing of what he will be required to do in that "mortal encounter"?


You know, maybe that *does* explain it, at least a little... Zeck does mention a few times that he respects Wolfe's intellect & would at least slightly regret being forced to kill him if it became necessary-- I wonder if, until the assault on the plant rooms, Wolfe was unconsciously extending that tiny amount of restraint on Zeck's part to Archie as well. But considering that it was sheer luck that Theodore wasn't killed when the orchids were destroyed, and it would have made no difference to Zeck either way... maybe at that point Wolfe has the harsh realization that if he brings Archie directly into the fight, Zeck would have no compunction about just destroying him like he destroyed the orchids. Because Zeck only sees Archie as a tool or servant, like Theodore, who could be killed just to "send a message", and doesn't deserve Zeck's respect and grudging tolerance like Wolfe does.
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