Meredith, Ann, and Amy are all parallels of one another. While Harry feels that he cannot confide in Amy because it is too dangerous, he eventually confides to Meredith that he misses Amy. Meredith becomes a stand-in for Amy. Then, in the dream, Harry confides in the dream version of Ann. For Harry, women all exist in parallel to one another, and he seeks to find a trustworthy confidant among them.