The Manchurian Candidate - Study Guide Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Just before Raymond's scheduled doctor's appointment, Zilkov, the North American KGB director, arrives to take him to the hospital. When Raymond gives him trouble, he asks him to play some solitaire. The KGB settles Raymond into the sanitarium and performs an exhaustive test of his programming. News breaks that Raymond has been in a bad car accident and Gaines comes to the hospital to visit him, leaving a nice bottle of Scotch behind. Zilkov demands Raymond perform a test assignment to check his programming, but his American operator disagrees. After a heated argument, they agree he should kills Gaines to gain his position at the newspaper. Raymond finally awakens consciously to find his mother sobbing by his bedside. He's bewildered she might care so much about him and assumes something happened to Johnny.

Raymond awkwardly completes his trial assassination, bumbling into Gaines’ apartment and chatting with his...

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