In the latter part of eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z, the focus is on
Angela's abduction and interrogation by WhiteRose,
following a(n all-night?) long ride in the back of a van, one with an extremely odd playlist. Once she arrives, she is first interviewed by
a girl who appears to be a younger version of herself,
who asks a series of surreal questions, as prompted by a
Commodore 64 choose-your-own-adventure style DOS game
while, in the background of an otherwise dark room, a fishtank slowly leaks. What.
I've watched this episode a handful of times, and I have yet to understand why she is questioned in such a strange way. Whatever "belief" was being elicited, couldn't it have been discussed, like, in a warehouse?
WR wasn't interested in scaring her, nor was he interested in her data, he said so explicitly. My questions are: Is there a real-world basis for the bizarre interrogation technique? Is there something in either Eastern mysticism or psychological warfare that would explain this scene?