Posted September 06 2001 - 11:07 PM
| I think the I've Done It tattoo just represents his perfect reality. He's in bed with his now-dead wife and he has finally completed his mission. |
As my friend just down the road from me, Doug, has stated in the quote, I would like to add the following:
Teddy helps Lenny find the second guy BEFORE his wife dies from the insulin overdose, he tatoos "I did it" on his chest not in saying that He HIMSELF did the killing, but that he found and killed the second guy. "I did it" is lenny assuring himself that it is all over.
His wife shortly after has a hard time dealing with lenny's condition and sets about the test that later gets her killed. Lenny, not able to deal with the pain of his wifes death must now remove the "I did it" tatoo from his chest for two reasons, 1) so that he isn't haunted by the memory of him killing his own wife and 2) so that he can continue to go on looking for the killer raper (that he already got).
The only way this could be wrong is if the tatoo on his chest that says "raped and murdered my wife" in the shot where he's laying in bed with his wife DOES NOT include the "murdered" part. Lenny later adds this. I need to look again to be sure but I think this explains that reason we see him in bed with her with all the tatoos on him.
this makes sense enough for me...for now anyway.