One thing that has always struck me about this scene is how Alcazar and Tintin are so friendly with one another given the fact that the last time they met in "Broken Ear" Alcazar wanted Tintin shot.
That's the question I have always asked myself. From Tintin's side, as you said, let bygones be bygones. But from Alcazar's, I can't still understand.
The last time we saw General Alcazar, before the book The Seven Crystal Balls
, was in The Broken Ear
, where he was left with the impression Tintin was a traitor, first ordering his execution and later that he be killed.
Yet when Tintin and General Alcazar re-encounter each other in The Seven Crystal Balls
, they greet each other as good old friends, as if that later part of the previous episode had never happened, or as if they had already cleared the misunderstanding - but Tintin says that the last time he saw Alcazar was in San Theodoros (in The Broken Ear
), and what happened to Alcazar (which led him to be a knife thrower), confirms that they haven't
been in contact till this current encounter.
Why did General Alcazar receive him well?
Didn't he consider him a traitor?
And if he did know the truth, who told him, or how did he know it?