Water and Fire You will notice that water and fire play two important elements in Shutter Island. He unconvincingly mentions that the caves are not reachable and the lighthouse has been searched. Just then, Andrew tells Dr. Daniels and Aule find the staff confrontational. He looks over and sees Chuck at the bottom of the cliff with waves crashing over him. He blames himself for not getting Dolores help in time.
Then he sees a man with a scar who he calls Laeddis. Also, she understands she is in front of the most dangerous patient there is. Cawley tells him that Edward is, in fact, Andrew, the 67th patient at Ashecliffe, on Shutter Island. The old in was another key location. Teddy says no, but the doctor calls down anyway to tell the people below to attend to the guard before they come up. Ends up in Ashecliffe, Ward C.
Noyce is being his crazy self. Rachel Solando in the Fantasy Edward gets a call to go investigate a missing patient by the name Rachel Solando in Ashecliffe. The note is kept there as part of the role play. He says he needs the personnel records of the staff, but the doctor kind of blows that off. Cawley tells Teddy that he is a patient at the hospital, and has been for two years. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open.
In other dreams, his wife discovering that he has a lot of empty bottles of alcohol that he has hidden around the house. They change out of their wet business suits, and the orderly gives them the staff white uniforms that almost make them look like patients, and he tells them that it will take a day or two to get their suits back. All part of the act. The doctor points out that Noyce was a fellow patient who Teddy attacked a few days before, and that was why he was all beaten up looking. Teddy wanders around and finds a row of cells where a prisoner is sitting by himself and saying the name Laeddis. John Cawley, treats him okay yet others give the specialists a not as much as warm gathering.
At the island, they are both escorted by the guards. People tried to tell Andrew that he needs to get help for his wife. But the doctor says he doesn't mean that they are violent men, only that they are men who have seen violence and don't shy away from it if necessary. This event gives Edward a migraine. Judge gives him life in Dedham Prison. Teddy is not sure that's possible, but Chuck is pretty convincing and suddenly, the door busts in and there is a car spotlight on them from dep. That they all said things that they were instructed to say.
He asks if any of the patients know Andrew Laeddis. The warden takes him back to the facility and they have a really weird conversation about being men of violence. She says there is a secret government program to test a number of new drugs on the patients to make them sort of super spies or soldiers who don't feel pain and don't have memories that can be tortured out of them if they are captured. The first step is the headaches. A better version of this basic story was done 30 years ago by William Peter Blatty: The Ninth Configuration. John Cawley, treats him alright but others give the agents a less than warm reception.
Again Chuck tries to talk him out of it because it's dangerous to scale the cliffs when it will be dark soon. Cawley believes that by letting Andrew play out the fantasy he will come to realize how untrue, how impossible it is. He goes up on deck to talk to Chuck, and it's apparent that they are new partners working for the first time together. They talk about Rachel Solando. It houses the most dangerous patients and the marshals are told that under no circumstances are they to go there on their own without McPherson and Dr. They go outside and Teddy sees the little girl and picks her up and carries her to the water. Teddy still has a splitting headache from the ferry trip, and the doctor gives him some water and some pills that he says are aspirin.
Cawley explains that Dolores Chanal and Rachel Solando are anagrams. Daniels is convinced that Aule was taken to the lighthouse; he breaks into it only to discover Cawley calmly waiting there for him. As a result, he is admitted in Ward C in the psychiatric facility Ashecliffe at Shutter Island. As if she were hiding something. Things definitely look suspicious at this point.
His mind keeps his love for his dead wife intact and creates an alternate character for himself called Edward Daniels. They will concoct a story that he went crazy. They are taken to a meeting of the staff and doctors on what they need to do to prepare in case the storm becomes too intense. They are assembled after dinner. Over the course of the treatment, there has been a moment when Andrew came back to his senses. Teddy asks Chuck whether it's better to live as a monster or die a good man. Noyce's face is badly beaten.