prince0gotham wrote:Well ofcourse it's unstable, but not insane and not 'not normal'. I bet most people out there would do a lot worse in a similar situation. He's still an exceptional character until he gets his face blown off. So practically up-till that point he may have shown signs of agression, but not of insane behavior. I mean Gordon pointed a gun at Batman before saying "I have to save Dent". Cmon.
It's not insane behavior, but its definitely not normal behavior. Gordon pointed a gun at him while he was in a state of panic, Dent pointed a gun at the kidnapped guy after kidnapping him, driving for miles, and immediately after he talked to his girlfriend in a state of calmness.
If he just pointed a gun at him in the ambulance, while still in that state of chaos from the shooting, you'd have a point. But no, he did it after he was able to calm down and talk to his girlfriend.
See, I don't think talking to Rachel really made him calmer that's all. You put too much accent on the shift of behavior, while that shift wasn't due to him not behaving normal (which in general isn't normal behavior, but as I said it wasn't uncalled for), it was because on the phone he was talking to his gf and right there on the street he was talking to an obviously crazy guy who wouldn't cough it up easily. One needs to be intimidating in order to achieve something here. In two words don't let that sudden shift feel so unnatural and don't assume that that shift is the real sign of the turn he's making on his path to Two-Face. The shift isn't what it gives it away. It's his eyes and breathing. I just saw the moment again to be sure. There was a spark of something not normal there, which he handled. But his actions weren't insane or not normal.
Rachel's life and that of many others was at stake. Getting that criminal into custody would've taken much more time one way or the other and not only that but there would've been distractions and obstacles for him to get something out of the guy.
They sent Joker to the department because he was captured by Gordon and Batman and ofcourse they wouldn't allow any fooling around. In addition to that they took him to the department because there was no hurry. Joker was the main guy and nobody knew anything about any additional threats. Therefore taking him to the department was something natural, because there wasn't any reason for anything else. In Dent's case there were a lot of reasons.
All I'm saying is, Dent was starting to behave unlike himself, yes, but his actions were needed. AND if he maybe knew that the kidnapped guy is a nutcase, maybe he wouldn't have expected to get anything out of him anyway, but he didn't.