But then I had another idea, and an inexplicable nagging that refused to allow me to overlook its existence and the narrative it was compelling me to share.
The problem with piecing disparate things together like I did yesterday is that sometimes one can become so focused on connecting the things, that a very important caveat often gets obscured:
Not everything IS connected---or at least not in the ways I was originally drawn to do so.
The alternate theory herein articulated is my attempt to acknowledge that, and present the possibilities that result.
This theory actually starts with the accident that placed Nick Purcha's character in the hospital and builds out from there.
I don't know about you, but after some further thought, I began to wonder if Craven and Purcha's characters weren't father and son---I know, that seems completely out of nowhere--- but it might make more sense if you just hang with me for a second.
Suppose Craven took on the job driving the clown-mobile as a second (maybe even third) job to make money. Whether via an accident of his own---like I discussed yesterday, though obviously with someone other than Nick as the other driver, or distracted driving in general---or some other way, he ends up crossing paths with the POstables.
If, in fact, it has something to do with the beat up mailbox as I posited yesterday, or a letter from said mailbox that somehow leads the Postables to him and his son, this could be what draws the POstables to Denver Mercy once again.
Here's where things start traversing almost exclusively into the realm of my imagination. I would like to offer the possibility that Oliver hears their story of hardship and, through the O'Toole Foundation, perhaps obscured under the auspices of something else so he can distance himself as much as possible, ends up paying the medical bills. Remember, I thought that Oliver's philanthropic ventures were only beginning, and something to keep your eye on in 2016. This would be the perfect opportunity for him to start using his inheritance to do good.
Come back tomorrow, as I start putting pieces together a little closer to home, beginning with what we might see from NoRita given what we've seen/heard so far!
Attempting To Reign In My Imagination,
The trigger for this refinement was the "public figure brought down by the contents of a damaged letter."
I assert that the damaged letter came from the damaged mailbox described yesterday. I think the public figure caused the accident that put Nick's character in the hospital, and I think that Craven's character, who, remember, is supposed to be Nick's dad, wrote the letter to the public figure, telling him he should fess up and take responsibility for the accident. Maybe the public figure has some information that would help with an insurance settlement? Whatever the reason, insert your explanation here.
And I think I might have eyes on our public figure as well.
Leave it to Eric to covertly---possibly purposely---capture footage of the man on set in that infamous :18 sec video. Here's a screenshot of the man I believe to be our public figure:
I had been wracking my brains for weeks trying to decide whether that was an aged-up version of Purcha in that suit, but seeing him in another role recently made it clear they wouldn't have done that, he does well playing a teenager. So this has to be someone else.
So why is this person here? Methinks Oliver invited him to the hospital to see the damage the accident he was involved in has caused in an attempt to change his heart. About what, I don't know. But I don't see Norman, Shane or Rita here, so it would stand to reason that this is Oliver engaging in some extracurricular activities related to the case---pulling a page from Shane's book, it would seem!
Ok, I think I've said my peace for real this time. And, to be sure, I like this overall predication a LOT better.
Let's be honest, I think I've almost nailed it! Haha
What about you, Postables? Think its plausible?