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The Lucky One Essay

737 words - 3 pages

Logan Thibault (Zac Efron), a U.S. Marine serving in Iraq, witnesses a Marine called "Aces" die attempting to aid one of his men during an ambush. The following morning, he finds a picture of a young woman on the ground just before a mortar attack destroys where he had been sitting, killing many around him. Unsuccessful at finding the photo's owner, Logan keeps it. Logan's squadmate declares the woman in the picture Logan's "guardian angel" just before an explosion destroys their Humvee.
Logan returns to Colorado to live with his sister's family, who have been looking after his dog, Zeus. Suffering from PTSD and survivor guilt, he decides it is best to leave, and departs to search for the ...view middle of the document...

Beth is anxious over Keith's short temper, and is fearful of losing her son to him.
On the anniversary of Drake's death, Beth becomes distraught and Logan comforts her. Keith tries to stop the budding relationship between Beth and Logan, but Beth stands up to Keith, showing that she is not intimidated by him anymore. Keith learns that Logan was asking about her when he first arrived in town and steals the photo, telling Beth that Logan has been stalking her. Her trust destroyed, Beth is distraught and sends Logan away. Ellie tries to soften Beth, explaining to her that it isn't Logan's fault he survived and Drake did not.
An intoxicated Keith sees Logan walking with his dog and angrily confronts him, drawing his gun while people on the street begin to panic and run. Logan disarms Keith, turning the weapon over to another officer. He then heads home to pack and finds a photo of Beth's brother, Drake, inside a book that Ben had given him. The tattoo on Drake's forearm says "Aces". He returns to Beth's house to tell her what he knows...

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