I asked my friends if they thought Bobby ever went to see Declan in prison. I think we're all unsure! Has he been able to forgive Declan in light of his "blown frontal lobe"? or is it just too darn painful for him to visit?
And that makes me wonder how Declan's medical condition is. Has he declined to the point where he doesn't even recognize Bobby? Since Declan is a father figure to Bobby, is Bobby inclined to be Declan's caretaker as he was to Frances?
So many unanswered questions!
And why do I like Declan when he turned into such a monster?
Bobby was the son Declan never had and his star pupil and Declan was a father figure and mentor to Bobby. Both got something very important out of the relationship. I'm positive Declan shared more with Bobby than anyone else - as much as he was capable of sharing. The two men were on the same wavelength, way ahead of everyone else in the room, making giant mental leaps in multiple directions. And Declan was FUNNY. If Frame wasn't so tragic, you could see that. But no one was laughing during Frame.
I always stand up for Declan because I can never forget their embrace in Blind Spot and the lovely relaxed happiness on their faces. Bobby fleetingly closes his eyes as they hug. There are two men who really cared about each other, although Bobby wasn't too keen on the pat on the face in front of everyone!!! lol! too cute.
The touch on the face happens again in the last few seconds of the last scene with Declan in Frame - and that touch just stirs me - Bobby sees the touch coming and does nothing to avoid it. His initial instinct is still to trust Declan and accept the caring touch. But as soon as Declan's fingers touch Bobby's face, his poor numb brain registers the horror and betrayal and he pulls away. It wrings my heart. It wrings all our hearts.
Here is our first meeting with Declan. And our last. World's apart. No sound.(If you're receiving this as an email update, please click on the title and you will betaken to the blog where you can view the mini-vid)