Not that it doesn't all make sense, but it took guts to follow up the death of John Travolta in 'Pulp Fiction' with a living John Travolta from earlier in the film's non-chronologically presented time stream. The first time you see Travolta walking and talking like he wasn't ever shot while taking a dump, it takes a moment to figure out how such a thing could be possible. But that kind of boldness is part of what made 'Pulp Fiction' so fun and memorable in the first place.