ftl wrote:gazes_also wrote:How terribly predictable of Tramennis; Charlie tells him it's far too dangerous for him to talk to Parson, so that's what he plans to do.
Charlie appears to be so scared that he's turned in to a blabbermouth, telling Tram everything - I don't believe that for a second. If Charlie had really wanted Tram not to talk to Parson, couldn't he have implanted the suggestion? He dangled the bait and Tram took it.
How would he have implanted the suggestion? I don't think we've yet seen a reason to believe that charlie can manipulate people *that* easily. (Somebody calling Charlie means Charlie can implant a suggestion to do what he wants - a bit unsupported at the moment. (Though, to be fair, Charlie *might* always get new powers out of his charlie hat.) )
Read the last update.
I've read it, what about it? That update doesn't say that Charlie can do suggestions.
The last update involves Jillian being strangely terrified of suggestions, for reasons Duncan doesn't understand. (However, since we as readers have seen more of Jillian's past than he has, we have more info than he does - Jillian's probably still very touchy about being under Wanda's mind-control for a while back at TBfGK.) We don't see Charlie either casting a suggestion via thinkagram or even trying to do so or even threatening to do so. Another character being worried about such things might be evidence, but Jillian has obvious extra reasons for her paranoia that aren't connected to what Charlie can *actually* do.
Point is, the update introduces the possibility that Charlie could do it, this raises it as a potential plot point, so it may be relevant to another character who has also just finished a call to Charlie. Plot symmetry and parsomony both tend to support my view.