The locator watch
Unless I missed something I don’t recall this ever being mentioned before - The locator watch that Hicks gives to Ripley and which she in turn (wisely) passes on to Newt. It was such a cool little gadget, I wanted one lol I don’t know why but I wanted one badly! The ability to find someone, wherever they are, that is pretty damn cool!
Cameron’s writing is of such an excellent standard throughout this film, it NEVER dips or wavers. The touching scene where Ripley is settling Newt down for a sleep and she gives her the watch. When Ripley leaves the room Newt rolls over and examines this new ‘toy’. This is exactly what a kid would do. It reassured Newt as she was laying there in the darkness.
Can you imagine what would’ve happened if Rip hadn’t given her the watch?
Fantastic film, fantastic writing.