Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thief analysis - part 11: The hidden plot


Jessie waits for Frank at the hospital, so the two of them can see Okla. She arrived before Frank because Okla knew how to have her contacted, i.e., he already knew her prior to being 'introduced' to her by Frank in the hospital.

Recall that Jessie arrived at the hospital before Frank when they went to visit Okla (see the screen capture above); this implies that Okla knew how to have Jessie contacted. What's going on is that Okla already knew Jessie, prior to the hospital visit; in fact, Okla is involved in a scenario whereby Jessie, who cannot have a child naturally, can first obtain a male partner, Frank, and then acquire a child, all via Leo. What Leo is to get out of the deal is the 'use' of Frank, in order to make money from Frank's thefts. Jessie knows she needs a male partner, i.e., a prospective father, to look better to an adoption agency. However, since she also knows Frank is a former convict, she actually knows ahead of time that they will not qualify to adopt - that's why she suggests to Frank that they leave the agency they visit, right after Frank tells the worker there that he was in prison. She must go through the motions of going to the agency in order for things to appear normal to Frank, but in reality she knows she will ultimately have to get a baby illegally through Leo. As indicated above, from Leo's perspective, Frank is a necessary part of the whole arrangement, so that Leo will get something in return for providing Jessie with a child.

Jessie wouldn't have waited for two hours for Frank to show up at his nightclub to meet with her, if she wasn't Hell-bent on acquiring a child - note the exasperated look on her face (as shown at left) while she waits for him.

Recall that Leo at one point says to Frank that he provided him with a family - he's referring to both Jessie and the baby, not just the baby. Finally, recall that it was Jessie who suggested naming the child after Okla (whose real name was David) - this is further evidence of a pre-existing relationship between her and Okla.


1) In certain instances it has been determined that the creators of some of the productions analyzed on this blog, and/or the creators of source material(s) used in the making of these productions, may be making negative statements about certain segments of society in their productions. These statements should be taken as expressing the opinions of no one other than the creators.

2) This blog is not associated with any of the studios, creators, authors, publishers, directors, actors, musicians, writers, editors, crew, staff, agents, or any other persons or entities involved at any stage in the making of any of the media productions or source materials that are analyzed, mentioned, or referenced herein.

3) In keeping with the policies of the filmmakers, authors, studios, writers, publishers, and musicians, that have created the productions (and their source materials) that are analyzed, mentioned, or referenced on this blog, any similarity of the characters in these films or source materials to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


All images on this blog are used solely for non-commercial purposes of analysis, review, and critique.

All Wikipedia content on this blog, and any edits made to it, are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Marcus Aurelius's Meditations - from Wikisource (except where otherwise noted); portions from Wikisource used on this blog are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Saint Augustine's Confessions and City of God from Wikisource (except where otherwise noted); portions from Wikisource used on this blog are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Saint Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica from the 'Logos Virtual Library' website (except where otherwise noted), compiled and edited by Darren L. Slider; believed to be in public domain.