Locus and his obsession with Wash. It always comes back to that, but why?? Why is he so interested in Wash? He holds him up to this fucked up ideal, this “soldier” who follows orders without fail, and when Wash doesn’t fit the Wash in his head, he’s annoyed, disappointed, upset.
But why Wash? If it’s just a Freelancer thing, the person who cast away their name and took the name they were assigned. who terrorized the Reds and Blues, why not fixate on Carolina too? What makes Wash so different?? Why is Wash his idealized soldier??
But the answer is right there in Locus’ theme, it always has been.
“Mayday, Mayday, This is Agent Washington and the Red and Blue troopers of Project Freelancer. We are stranded, does anyone copy?! Mayday, this is Agent Washington, I am a soldier!”