BRUCE WOOD 2004
who does not dream, is skeptical of those who do.
At the end of a long relationship, and desperate for new
friends, he seeks the advice of Ori, his mentor.
Ori blames Kents unhappiness on Kents denial
of his true nature. He
tries to guide Kent by introducing him to three people who are
friends and lucid dreamers.
dreamers, Ron, Charlene, and Jean, literally appear in each others
dreams, and share the same experiences in them.
While Kent is entertained by their stories, he interprets
the dreams as thinly disguised confessions and requests for help.
is in a position to help each of them, and does so willingly:
He gives Ron, a struggling futures broker, 5 million dollars
to trade; Charlene desires a political appointment.
Kent throws a party for the Mayor, so they can meet; Jean
needs love and support. They fall in love and he offers to marry
by one, the dreamers turn on Kent:
When Kents account vanishes, Ron believes he is being
framed for money laundering; Charlene is humiliated by the Mayor
when he denies ever meeting her; Jean feels betrayed when Kent
stands her up on the eve of a dinner with her parents.
explains that he and Kent are a different breed from the three
friends. They should
tolerate people like that, but never truly accept them as equals.
ignores Oris advice, and tries to reconcile, with disastrous
results. After each
one fully rejects Kent, Ron commits suicide in front of him, stating
I know what you are.
Ron dies, Charlene and Jean wake up in horror.
Upon reflection, Kent realizes that Ori was right all along. They are not the same as mortals.