I’ve been watching GF with my parents lately, and last night when we got to DD&MD all I could think about was this post. The idea that Stan’s gonna end up making a deal with Bill in the finale probably won’t happen, but it isn’t very far-fetched either.
And so on my rewatch this scene became concerning, because despite the high risks and someone insisting it’s a bad idea, Stan rashly accepts the deal.
But then, you get to see why:
Stan ONLY accepted, and accepted so quickly, because he knew he’d get a chance to guarantee they’d win. He had faith that his family could handle the rest until the opportunity showed, and he stuck that piece of gum in his mouth before he even heard the deal. He may not be as smart as Ford, but Stan IS clever, especially when it comes to survival and cheating.
If Bill does try to offer Stan a deal in the finale, he’s gonna have to struggle to out-con a master conman.