The opening scene is totally irrelevant to the main plot, of course. But it was a necessary follow up to Gwen’s Christmas adventure in which she spent a night with Jack. It was two hundred years in the future and Rhys was dead. She has nothing to be guilty about. But she inevitably finds herself comparing Rhys and Jack’s lovemaking. This scene clearly shows her enjoying Rhys’s lovemaking and resisting the temptation to fantasize about the unobtainable.
And Then There Were
None is the far more politically correct film title of the
That way of connecting
the story up came to me once it had begun. The idea of people being killed
because they were guilty of something terrible in the past was so obviously
similar to the Agatha Christie story that it either gets mentioned, which
makes it ‘homage’ or I ignore it and have other people point
out that Agatha Christie did it first. In any case, the ‘Murder
Mystery Weekend’ then became a way of connecting everyone, and of
The way the people were killed, by an incredibly localised radiation burst that dissipated rapidly comes from an X Files novel called Ground Zero in which an alien was getting revenge for something done to a group of individuals. I read it some time ago when there wasn’t much else to do and it was conveniently to hand. That much of the story is, admittedly, derivative. But after all, there is nothing new in Science Fiction.
The fire, probably
wasn’t necessary to complete the execution of the guilty parties.
But it WAS necessary to give an action finale with