Re: Was [Spoiler] Justified?
They had an opportunity to kill him off in 2009 if they'd wanted. I've not seen the film yet (have to wait for dvd), but if it makes sense within the story, then that's all the justification a writer needs. It might also depend whether Bruce Greenwood had signed for 2 or 3 films.
Isn't the thread title something of a spoiler?
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)