I watched Fergus waterboarding Nelson, in disbelief.
It makes no sense. How can Fergus not know that confessions given under torture are unreliable? It’s been proven scientifically. Maybe he does not know because he’s not a proper soldier, he’s a private contractor. It’s already absurd that he believes the confession at all, but why does he trust Haynes in the first place? Can contractors be so defensively blind? Apparently yes, as one of his comrades was literally blinded in action and now he plays blind soccer, the ball contains a beeper, of course there’s a parallel.
If this is a depiction of senseless, tragic fury, it certainly works, while if it’s the proof that redemption is impossible in war, well we already knew that. Only Fergus didn’t.