|Sagitta Wrote:Wasn't the Grid supposed to be a "closed system". Meaning not many other users, if any, were to be actually expected? Wouldn't this mean Clu required any user who entered be brought to his immediate attention? Especially when he was the one who contacted Alan in the outside world posing as Kevin.
Yeah, which is pretty much what I meant.
|Sagitta Wrote:Alan was the the one who received the original page so it's natural to think Clu was expecting Alan, not Kevin's own son to appear. (I would think Clu would have knowledge of Sam's and his relationship to Kevin. Maybe he had a one track mind?)
Right. Though I'm not entirely sure what went on with the page.
For one, we're not sure how Clu got hold of whatever it is you use in there to send a page. It could be that he took it from Flynn. Or, I've thought it's possible that Flynn *gave* it to him, or gave him a duplicate-- it may have been a safeguard; after all, at one time he trusted Clu. "If anything ever happens to me in here, use this thing and help will come."
We also don't know how much Clu understood about how it worked. He may have known Alan was on the other end. Or he may have been told no more than the above (and knowing Flynn, that's entirely possible). Clu may have had the inkling he'd get SOMEBODY, but not necessarily know who-- and maybe he's surprised that Sam's alone because if Flynn told him the pager would bring help, Clu may've expected an army or something. Who knows?
The whole page thing was simply weird. As I've argued before-- Alan knows the pager's significance, he still sleeps with the damn thing, but when he finally gets a page, what does he do? Waits two days, and then says something cryptic about it to someone else and hopes that person goes to figure out what's going on. I wonder what Flynn told him he was to do if he received a page? Was there a specific message he expected to receive, and Clu didn't know that so when Alan didn't get what he expected, he figured it was a malfunction or wasn't urgent, hence why he didn't worry about it?
And what about Flynn? When Sam first tells him about the page, he acts confused. Later he's certain Clu was the one who sent it. What occurred in his mind between the two episodes to make him go from "what page?" as if he has no idea what Sam's talking about, to "I know exactly what that was all about"?
Okay, sorry, hijacking, and the page thing has been discussed before, but I do tend to go off on tangents.