Drugging Robert Michael Fischer on Flight
In Inception, why does Cobb slip the sedative into Robert's glass of water himself, taking considerable amount of risk at getting caught? Why didn't the Air hostess get the pre-drugged water for Fischer? Is there any reason for this?
Cobb wanted to be absolutely sure that the drug was in. There was just too much at stake to leave something like that up to the hostess.
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How did Fischer wake up?To wake up, they need a kick in this level and one from above. Eames, from the level above, uses the defibrillator on Fischer and Ariadne pushes Fischer off the building giving him the kick in the current level (improvises). The synchronized kick brings Fischer one level up.
What was the point of Fischer in inception?The goal of the mission was to achieve inception on Robert Fischer by planting the idea of breaking up his father's empire into his mind, a decision that would be beneficial to Saito's company, Proclus Global, and to the world at large, as it would prevent the creation of another "superpower" due to the company's ...
Why does Fischer not recognize Saito?Because he didn't realize that he is dreaming By the time they enter the first level of the dream, Fischer meets Saito, Eames and Yusuf in the taxi. Not only does he fail to remember Saito, he fails to recognize everybody else, though merely moments before, he saw them sitting next to him at the real plane.
How did they get the plane in inception?i think the easiest way to explain this is that Cobb's team took the plane with Robert Fischer. Not the other way around. Saito bought the airline to ensure he would be able to get the team on whatever flight he booked.
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I asked the same question when watching it lately and while Origin's answer may be right in that he simply wanted to get absolutely sure, there might still be other reasons involved for directly approaching Fischer. Before Cobb hands him his drink, he brings the conversation to Fischer's father, saying what just seems a bit of flowery speech:
Cobb: You know, I couldn't help but notice, but you wouldn't happen to be related to the Maurice Fischer, would you?
Fischer: Yes, he... he was my father.
Cobb: He was a very inspiring figure, I'm sorry for your loss... Here you go.
Fischer: Thank you.
Cobb (raising his glass): Hey, to your father, may he rest in peace.
(Fischer nips and stares onto his drink)
This might as well have been a little preconditioning. The movie plays to a large degree with common ideas we think to know about dreams, the time dilation, the reluctance to notice divergence from reality, the lack of knowledge when it began... In the same way you sometimes tend to dream about exactly the stuff that just happened to you before falling asleep (which is why you should rather learn a language before going to bed instead of watching horror movies ;-)).
So bringing the conversation (and thus Fischer's thoughts) to Maurice Fischer and the imposing footprints Robert has to step in might serve to prepare Fischer's mind for dreaming about his father and his legacy and might thus help to make him a little more susceptible to the actual Inception.