His cellmate

He gets that steak meal from Del Frisco's as a "last meal" for his cellmate he is about to kill. It isn't for him. Men on death row frequently ask for meals similar to the one Clyde requests.

He didn't need the bone from the steak to kill his cellmate or any other silverware they may have given him. He would have killed the dude with or without a weapon.

They purposefully made the cellmate unlikable so that when our anti-hero butchers him, we don't feel so bad for him.


I like the "last meal" notion, but I tend to agree with Michael Kelly's character - the cellmate was just a pawn being moved off the board. Clyde was utterly focused on his mission to the point of having no sentiments for anyone else.


You use the word "but" as if you disagree with something I said.......

Yes the cellmate was a "pawn being moved off the board." Yes he was a random person who Clyde had never met before....which is exactly why Clyde got him a "last meal."


Not disagree exactly. I like the notion of it being the cellmate's last meal; I'm just not sure that's really what it was in the context of the film. It was just another off-the-wall request designed to throw off Clyde's opponents.

BUT, I definitely don't DIS-agree. I think it's possible Clyde had that in mind. He just didn't seem the considerate type to me.

I DO disagree however about the cellmate being unsympathetic - Clyde seemed to be getting along with him while they were eating; they were even laughing together, which is exactly what makes the murder so brutal and shocking.

Although Gerard Butler's mirthless laugh should've served as forewarning - he used the same laugh in "Olympus Has Fallen" just before he brutally kills his prisoner.