Nath wrote:Given that DeWitt was plotting against Rossum, it's strange that she actually gave them Topher's tech.
I was more under the impression it was Echo's little chat with her that changed her mind.
Yeah, same here, I didn't think it was properly a "long game" at all. I think that little hungover chat with Boyd was when she finally decided to get over it and do something-- there was that lingering shot on the glass that hovered there way too long to be meaningless. I took it as shorthand: she's leaving the liquor behind and getting back to ass-kicking. At first I was decieved as to which side it was, but the conclusion, I think, is essentially correct. Giving Rossum the technology was a moment of weakness. She was desperate and depressed and she just wanted everything back to normal, wanted to stop the obvious and pathetic humiliation of being old what's-his-name's errand-girl. Depressed because it finally got through to her that they don't value her at all, or her employees-- that all her talk about helping these people was ultimately a lie. Even if half of them signed up for it, they're never really set free, they're not really "fixed"-- and knowing that, it becomes harder and harder to ignore the other half who got pushed into it under duress. So, she changed her mind. And it will be badass.
Like I said before, it could still have been a long game; the way they've compressed things, we don't really have enough data to tell what she was really thinking, and it's possible we never will. But that's my take on it. I think it would've been a lot more clear over a longer span of episodes.
It also remains to be seen what exactly she wants out of this little revolution. Hopefully her motives align with Echo's... but this would also be the perfect, if not the only
, opportunity to take over. If that's her plan, then she REALLY qualifies for Magnificent Bitch status.
(In fact, I posted something very like this yesterday, but forum migration. >_>)