Jacob wrote: Skip Bittman wrote:
It's more that she's outraged about the HUGE interest they tacked on above and beyond what Dougie owed.
With all the money Dougie won, the logic reaction would be to just give the money and save her husband's life. But because she's greedy, because she WANTS more, she decides to negociate, in order to take profit from what Dougie has won. Which is pretty logic now we know her love of big, fancy car. And the gangster themselves are more reasonnable and wise than her -- like the Mitchum brothers. Gangsters are greedy than her and prefer to letting go. She's the gangster in the scene, that's the irony of the thing when she's screaming "you're why this world is shit". And she continues to be the gangster in the next parts. And Dougie is her client.
About the pics, sycamore, you have to save it and watch them the one after the other in order to see the unnatural movement...
I don't buy it, man. Janey-E has a preoccupation with their cars being terrible. If she were greedy and wanted the money for herself, she'd use it to buy herself a better car and rationalize it. She didn't, and when faced with insurance company over the loss of Dougie's car she advocated using it to buy a modest vehicle and saving the jackpot. Why?
"That money is for Sonny Jim and our future."
She clearly wants to save the 400k for COLLEGE MONEY for her son. That's why she's not spending it. If she was greedy, she'd have bought a new car herself, or at least suggested that Dougie use the station wagon and they use the jackpot and the insurance money for a new car. But no, her priority of a new car is not enough to break into that jackpot. Because it's for her son.
She wasn't willing to give the whole set of money to the loan sharks because it is clear they are NOT mafia guys, they are two loser loan sharks. If she gives them that logic, that speech and gives them the full 52K they will see they can get as much as they want, that the Joneses have access to that money, and they will continue to prey on Dougie, a man with a drinking and a gambling problem. They will approach him and offer him more money, and get back into this hole and bleed their family dry.
But if she makes a BIG DEAL about how little money they have, and gives them the entirety of the loan back with modest interest... They make a profit, but get the impression they won't be able to get a profit next time they loan to this guy. And there's a chance they leave him alone or turn him away next time.
And being criminals, they likely don't want to risk an injury or a murder that will attract police attention. Like the guy's extremely loud, fearless, self-righteous wife calling the police after they assault him.
Janey-E did something clever, and didn't give in to panic or fear that these guys were using. She sized them up, she thought about the situation logically, and she came up with a solution that had a good chance of keeping them away from her husband in the future. A much better chance than them finding out they can get whatever they want.
You may think it was too big a risk, but the idea that she took that risk out of greed and materialism does not hold with her actions in Part 7.