I'd like to hear more detailed thoughts of yours on this element of the plot (since you seem to have opinions on its significance both outside of the story and within).
"There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty." -Winston Churchill
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'" -John Whittier
"Apathy is death." -Kreia