So Jake goes to his hotel room. There, Marco, in gorilla morph, knocks Jake unconscious. When he wakes up, they throw him into the Atlantic ocean, swim with him in Dolphin morph, and have a little chat on the beach.
Why did they do all this? My thoughts are:
- Jake was a child who had just saved humanity, lost loved ones, risked his life, been through hell on Earth and also just been accused of being a war criminal. Everyone present would have probably cut him some slack for being traumatized and acting out a little bit. Did he say or do something particularly bad during the testimony?
- Since the Animorphs were already alone with Jake in his hotel room, couldn't they just talk to him there? Why did they have to knock him out? Knocking people out isn't a safe way to make them sleep, they can get fractures, etc. (although Jake is always healed of injuries when he morphs.) But it seems a little over the top? What did Jake do in court that was so bad? Why did they have to go to such extreme lengths?
- What did throwing him in the water accomplish?