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Catch-22 (Literature)

"Well, I thought, um…"
"And-and I agree."
" …that if you had the chance to talk…things would seem a little less awkward."
"And are you starting to see the catch-22 inherent in the plan?"

Joseph Heller's classic novel is about a pilot who wishes to get out of flying dangerous missions. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is declare that he is insane, but the only test of insanity is the fact that only an insane person would want to fly those dangerous missions. So by wanting to get out of flying them, he is proving he is sane, but to prove he is insane, he would have to fly them, thus making it a no-win situation. Much like Ms. James would have to make awkward conversation with Veronica so they can be less awkward around each other.

1.05 "You Think You Know Somebody"

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