The Giant wrote: I will tell you three things. If I tell them to you and they come true, then will you believe me?
Our 7-foot friend has, like DoppelCoop, always been invested in the long game.
I'm feeling this conversation in S2E1 is all about the first scene in the Return (and other things that have happened, sure - but he didn't listen when he was warned against Annie entering MTP pageant). Remember that the man in the smiling bag doesn't aid the investigation at all - it's just "hey, lookit that there, that giant was right!" Nor do the owls not being what they seem - that just a general warning. "Without chemicals, he points" is the only real clue out of the bunch; and hell, that ends up in a misdirect (they arrest Ben Horne).
No, the whole point of the "three things" is to win Cooper's trust. So that a quarter-century later, when it matters most, Coop will listen and understand.
The Fireman wrote:Listen to the sounds. It is in our house now. It all cannot be said aloud now. Remember four-three-zero. Richard and Linda. Two birds with one stone."
We don't understand yet, but Cooper does. And once he gets his consciousness screwed back into his head, it'll be the first thing on his mind.
N.B. one of the enduring questions of this scene (to me) has always bene the "it is in our house now" bit. Everyone seems to be focused on what "it" may be - the Experiment, BOB, something else - but what first struck me when I watched on May 21 was the use of the word "our." Is the Fireman referring to the "house" (whether a physical building, like the house I'm sitting in now; or a metaphorical "house" meaning the lodgespace he resides in spiritually) he shares with an unnamed third party (like Señorita Dido, perhaps); or is he saying OUR to include Cooper, including him in the collective who shares the "house."
Probably won't matter. But it's what I first thought.