I found it interesting to learn that the cheque for the next semester that Brian was given had not been turned in.
I didn’t know that. Interesting.
The thing I find weird though, about the whole “taking off” theory is why would you exhaust yourself all week long, pulling all nighters preparing for exams if you’re not even planning on following through with it? Brian is out with his friends, drinking, allegedly making plans for an after party at his apartment, flirting and getting a girls number just to be like nah, I’m taking off instead, a few minutes later.
With little details, for 15 years and counting. Just like that.
The phone pings are interesting. But I’m not really sure they can be used to point to the taking off theory. If he took off, he left behind his father, brother, a beautiful girlfriend, his stuff at his apartment, his car.
Why would he care about taking an old, flip phone cell phone he most likely didn’t even have the charger to? This isn’t like a newer iPhone where you can basically store your whole life onto it. We’re talking about a cell phone that required pressing the same button multiple times to get a specific letter.
Again, maddening case. And sad.