shapeshifter February 5, 2019 Share February 5, 2019 36 minutes ago, Gobi said: 2 HOURS AGO, SHAPESHIFTER SAID: This all fits, but the Vietnam vet-shared experience seems like an additional factor--even if just that Woodard could predict Hays' actions a little more closely. Could be that Woodard wanted his death to mean something to the man that killed him. He knew that the other officers probably would not be bothered by having killed him. Although, in real life, there are very few people who are not bothered by killing someone. Care to elaborate on the meaning? Now I'm thinking that Nic Pizzolatto initially made Hays a Vietnam vet to explore that effect on Hays' personality, and then, later on, when Hays was cast as a black person it added more layers to explore. So then, making Woodard another Vietnam vet and another minority at least acknowledges within the show the high percentage of non-white 18 and 19 year-old young men (teenagers, really) who were drafted to be cast in the roles of fuel for the meat grinder that was that war. So, I think maybe Hays and Woodard both being veterans of that war is just a footnote, and, yes, you're right, the real significance in Woodard choosing Hays as his executioner is their shared minority status. 1 Link to comment
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