It was a strong moment in the film as he gives jake the role of leader and asks him to end his pain.
This is what jake has to do, letting go of his attachment to his physical body.
With jake's well-behaved Texas background, it seemed like he and Tenley were the perfect match.
colloquial or familiar abbreviation of the masc. proper name Jacob (q.v.). As the typical name of a rustic lout, from 1854. (Jakey still is the typical name for "an Amishman" among the non-Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch country). Slang meaning "excellent, fine" is from 1914, American English, of unknown origin.
Excellent; very satisfactory; hunky-dory: She said the whole college seemed jake to her
: You never can tell on a day like this, things could be goin' jake one minute, then presto, before you know it you're history
[1914+ Underworld; origin unknown]