Originally Posted by CaliforniaChief
I wonder what would have ultimately happened had they arrested him.
Obviously the course of events that particular day would have changed and I very much believe Kasandra Perkins would still be alive.
Would she have left him? Or would she have come back to him, ultimately leading to the same result? Too bad we'll never know and too bad she never had the chance to make that decision.
Those cops have to feel like complete shit now.
This is a classic and very dramatic example of the Principle Of Happenstance, Mr. CaliforniaChief.
Throughout our lives, small and seemingly insignificant changes in occurrences or actions alter everything that follows. I think that's why God invented time ... so we wouldn't go crazy considering all the possible permutations and various potential outcomes. Because time is linear, we can't go back and change anything. What's more, because we're stuck in the "present", we never know what "might" have happened because of, or due to, the absence or existence of certain, particular events. Good thinking on God's part there.
Still, the mere thought makes you want to use quantum tunneling to visit some of the alternate universes and see what "might have been" in this one. Turn left, and you marry a rich, beautiful blond. Turn right, and you fall in a deep, nasty hole filled with crack hos. That's why I always turn left.