I just watched Minority Report again and I always wonder about one part of the story.
When Det. Anderton is about to get his eyes transplanted illegaly, the eye surgeon tells him, that he got imprisoned by Anderton in the past, which ended his normal life and made him an illegal eye surgeon in a shabby apartment after a not very nice time in prison.
I wonder though why he then helped Anderton, considering that he already got paid (I think) and Anderton was already about to anesthesize. He could just have left him blind or do whatever to him. But he doesn't do anything bad to him (well, he left the rotten food right next to the good food in the fridge, but I'm not sure if this was intentional besides not being that evil a trick).
He tells Anderton something about learning new things in prison and finding himself, but this sounded a bit sarcastic and I don't really believe he was actually happy to have been imprisoned.
So my question is:
- Was this just a plot device which wasn't thought out that well (raise the tension by implying the eye surgeon is evil, which he then isn't)?
- Was the eye surgeon really happy to have been imprisoned?
- Has he just got over it and forgiven Anderton and now only does his job?
- Or was there indeed something I may have overseen in the story?