Explanation of Tenet’s opening opera scene
The bag contains a strange metallic object which, if you look at this for the second time, you will immediately recognize as part of the algorithm (a secret formula for reversing the flow of entropy on a global scale, bringing the past and the future. and end the universe as we know it). Then Pete goes to the rally point to meet the well dressed man and the rest of the fake cops.
Pete says the Ukrainians are waiting for a passenger. It’s a Ukrainian opera, so he’s probably talking about cops. Is the Ukrainian government behind this? No time to discuss it because we are exchanging outfits!
A well dressed man, who I guess is now just a regular dressed man, puts on a SWAT uniform while a fake cop puts on the suit, which probably means he’s now the well dressed man, and I am sorry to do so. it’s more complicated than necessary, but please give your characters real names in the future, Chris.
Pete tells the Regularly Dressed, formerly known as the Well-Dressed Man that he “has never seen an encapsulation like this,” referring to the algorithm. “Encapsulation” is a term that often refers to the storage of nuclear waste, so Pete clearly thinks he’s there to salvage parts of a nuclear bomb.
RDFKATWDM says, “We don’t know how old he is, but this is the real deal.”
Pete wants to know if RDFKATWDM has an exit, he does it, the sewer, so Pete tells him to take that route because he doesn’t trust the one they planned. Pete also asks if the bomb (the police bombs, not the nuclear bomb) can be defused. He can’t, and there are more of the audience. So even though that’s not his mission, Pete returns to save any members of the public who weren’t killed by stray bullets as he scaled them earlier.