John, what do you think which scene is the one completely missing from the shorter version?
And which scenes were cut for the theatrical version?
Of course the film is episodic, the major reason while it worked in the 106 min theatrical version already very well. And became quick my favourite Peckinpah together with TWB.
And Dylan has a function, otherwise he wouldn't be in the film.
I even have no problems with his amateurish acting, which works very well in the fatalistic context of the film, in which nearly all actors act slightly strange, at least those around Billy.