It is a dream sequence that reveals the fundamental subconscious trauma that is the root of all his psychic visions. But to understand room in detail we first need to pay close attention to a different scene — one that is normally disregarded as uninteresting. In the lobby Danny asks his mother if he can go get his fire engine from his bedroom. His Mother makes him promise not to wake Jack up, but when Danny enters the apartment he finds Jack sat on the bed, looking tired and miserable. Jack gestures for Danny to sit on his knee and Danny approaches with a look of hesitant obedience. Danny then expresses fear of Jack and asks for assurance.