In the beforelast scene of 600 Miles, we see Harris leaving a surprised Arnulfo in the middle of the desert alone; in the next scene it's revealed that what the agent said was a lie, and he's arguarbly casted under a somewhat unsympathetic light, being shown not to be the warm person he was until then.
I'm trying to figure out what exactly Harris did and why.
As far as I understood, Harris, once out of danger, needs to deal with Arnulfo. He has a few options:
- bringing him to justice
- killing him in a direct way (e.g. with a gun), to simply get rid of him
- putting him in a position of great danger, although without necessary death (e.g. dumping him in the middle of the desert), to get rid of him and/or to have revenge
- release him in a place where he can (try to) survive on his own
I think #3 happens for a few reasons:
- Harris doesn't want to be violent/conflictual (#1 and #2), possibly also because of legal repercussions
- at the same time, he wants to take some sort of revenge - the theme of the movie is that the bottom line is one's own interest/survival
Is this accurate? I'm stilly puzzled by why Harris just doesn't release him.