Headscratchers / Pay It Forward

  • So, lemme get this straight: The doctors can't fix Trevor's stab wound? Maybe I'm just underestimating his injury, but it really seemed like something that could be treated, especially since everyone acted immediately about it.
    • A person can quickly die from internal bleeding from abdominal trauma. Besides all of the "solid" - blood rich - organs like the liver, kidneys, and pancreas, the blood is pumped out of the heart through a huge artery called the Aorta which immediately splits into two arteries; the Ascending Aorta which goes to the upper body and head, and the Descending Aorta which goes through the chest and abdomen bringing high-pressure, oxygen-rich blood to the lower body. If the Abdominal Aorta was punctured from a stab wound, the high-pressure blood would be forced into the abdominal cavity with such force that the person would bleed to death internally within a few minutes.
    • John Ritter was killed by a condition called an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) that results in a spontaneous rupture of the Abdominal Aorta without any outside trauma at all. It just happens.
    • It is completely believable, and likely, that a 12 y/o boy could die from an abdominal stab wound.
  • Wait, so shouldn't the bullies get charged for, you know, murdering someone?
    • I'm sure they did, they just didn't show it. The point of the ending isn't to show the bullies punished, it's to show that Trevor changed the world after all.
  • Being set on fire would leave Eugene with much more terrible injuries, no?
    • He'd probably had some skin transplantation.