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Det. Loki's superior in Prisoners is also often slightly rude. He cancels the surveillance at one point, and does many other disturbances to the investigation. Why does he seem to damage Loki's investigation?

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The main example I can think of is the one you mentioned about calling off the surveillance from Alex Jones. He does this because Alex Jones is no longer a suspect and as he mentions in the movie, they couldn't afford to be wasting department resources.

He's simply doing his job as superior to make sure their resources are used in an efficient and effective manner.

Loki's frustration about him calling off the surveillance is that Alex has disappeared during this time, and had Loki known the other car wasn't going to be there, he would have gone there himself and would know where Alex was.

  • Well let's say I accept your defending of the superior. But there are many other examples where he is very demotivating. Like when he says " You have exactly shit after 24h of missing" " Fuck your sorry, save it for the girls parents" Look at basically every interaction of theirs. He is very not supportive. He might be jealous of Det. Loki or they simply don't get along. – Haris Dec 5 '15 at 15:42
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    It is a common cliche for the superior officer in cop shows to be an asshole and constantly riding the detectives. Watch just about any cop show and the superior is being an asshole. – sanpaco Dec 5 '15 at 22:59

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