so I’m actually pretty convinced now that the reason they had Alfred tell Bruce of what Thomas Wayne did for him is because they intend to parallel this scene later on this season.
we know according to Sean Pertwee that Alfred, because of this split with Bruce, will go down a darker road and unravel in a way that’s not pretty - we get a bit of that side of him in the story about him meeting Thomas Wayne, we know Alfred without his self control is probably a lot like his old friend Reggie from season 1, and we also know Sean was seen on set with the Narrows group - it wouldn’t be surprising if Alfred gets caught up in this war that’s coming or in the fight club but when he wakes up this time covered in blood, it’s gonna be Bruce (who has woken up from being an asshole) who helps him and rescues him, just like Thomas Wayne did for him all those years ago.
that would be a good parallel and I would love for once that someone takes care of Alfred for a change - the man has always set aside his own personal trauma to take care of everyone else, time for someone (coughBruceWaynecough) to put Alfred first.
I mean, people seem to forget, the man DIED, in fact he didn’t just die, he watched the child he loves shove a sword through his chest - has anyone asked him how he felt and help him with his trauma????