Study Guide

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Chapter 17

By Philip K. Dick

Chapter 17

  • Afterward, Rick and Rachael are driving in his hovercar. Rick admits he'd marry her if it was legal, which is one of the worst proposals ever (but not the worst).
  • Rachael tells Rick to not look so sad; after all, he'll no longer be able to hunt android bounties.
  • Rick is confused at first, but then Rachael explains that no bounty hunter has ever been able to hunt after sleeping with her—well, expect for this one cynical guy named Phil Resch.
  • Rick has his light-bulb moment; it's another TRAP!!1!
  • Rachael explains that she knew all of the escaped androids.
  • Rick is all, I'm going to kill you and all your friends … although he does wonder if he can really go through with Pris.
  • He also realizes why Resch was as warped as he was: Rachael is cold as ice.
  • Deciding he can't follow Resch's example, Rick does not kill Rachael but heads back to the St. Francis to drop her off.
  • Rachael turns on the radio, saying the Buster Friendly show will be very important tonight.