In this movie, Joker, Arthur is in the audience during a live show hosted by Murray and Arthur is eventually invited onto the stage by Murray; Murray ends up hugging Arthur and call Arthur his son.
There are several things out of place in this scene:
- Murray shows compassion towards Arthur and goes far enough to embrace Arthur as his own son; later on in the movie, Murray is shown constantly mocking Arthur as a failed stand up comedian
- During their subsequent meeting, neither Murray or Arthur seem to recall their passionate first meeting and hugging.
Given Arthur's unstable character, is it possible their first meeting only happens in his own head?