Yeah I meant EJO, typo’d. I agree that it doesn’t do anything for the movie, but at least there was a story purposeful reason for him to be there? I mean, that information about Deckard could’ve been supplied some other way, but I was always under the impression that he was one of the few characters who knew Deck was a replicant (if you read the movie that way) so it made sense to me to have him included and further implicate that line of thought for subscribers of that theory.

He’s one of the few characters that have any tie to Deckard, so if K was trying to locate this former Bladerunner it makes sense he’d be the one he’d contact or, alternatively, Brian his former Chief.