The moment when Juror number 5 became a critical thinker is when he comes in handy is when he tells the jury room that an experienced knife fighter would never hold a knife the way the murderer in this trial did. Instead, he says, “Here’s how. Underhand. Anyone who’s ever used one wouldn’t handle it any other way.” When asked if he’s ever seen a knife fight, he answers, “Well, I have. You know, on my back stoop, the lot across the street, back yard. Switchblades came with the neighborhood.” It’s #5’s understanding of knives that adds a crucial piece of evidence for the defendant’s innocence.