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Discussion in 'TV Board' started by IvanTheTerrible, Oct 17, 2019.
Episode 5 is up on HBO Now. Dont want to lose viewers to the SB
I watched e1-5 over past 2 days and now don't know what to do
Go find your doppelganger and frame her for murder.
Not sure what to think about that episode. Im very confused now.
Really hope we get more Steven King and HBO collaborations.
Solid episode but they may be overdoing the dream sequence thing just a smidge.
Probably a lazy way out for a script writer. “This episode is boring, let’s hit them with a crazy scene that is just a dream and won’t effect the plot.”
It triggered me that the fucking homicide detective didn't immediately recognize the similarities between his wife's drawing and the drawing that the kid made at the special meeting that was set up just so the kid could tell them all about the creeper in the hoodie.
Do we actually think she was dreaming?
No not necessarily. Seemed pretty real to me.
That's how I took it as well. I thought he was actually there.
So we have 2 different strains of this thing? The one that completely duplicates you and the weird neck acne?
I think the neck stuff is how it controls people, and is then able to become the other version of them.
I am going to be really annoyed if we waste 2 episodes with Holly trying to convince everyone that this thing is real. I'm not sure what other evidence they need.
So the neck stuff is the first step after being scratched?
I was guessing the scratch was to get some DNA to replicate you
Are there instances of neck rash folks being replicated? Think that is a separate hustle of his
not that I’ve seen
just the detective and the guy who from the cemetery last episode
I'm still irritated that homicide detective guy didn't even blink at the similarities between her sketch and the kid's sketch from like 2 day previous. WTF
I think he absolutely knew it and was troubled by it but trying to keep things in reality as he knows it
I love it
So i still dont understand why they focused on that guy from the cemetary last week. That was Hofstadters friend right? I dont get why they showed him pulling the gun on that guy and committing suicide my cop. Was it just so Holly would get stuck in the traffic? Im so confused by that episode.
he had the rash on his neck
Yeah i know he was being controlled. I just dont understand what it had to do with the story.
How is it that a detective can look at these sketches and not realize it’s the exact same person?
Hate a cliffhanger in a series with a defined run
Listening to The Watch and Greenwald said he was disappointed Holly didnt go all the way w the biggest conspiracy - why the hell do none of these people in Georgia have southern accents
The big twist at the end is going to be everyone living happily ever after because they’re actually in Ohio.
Called it when he saw “stop her” written in Skyline chili on the bathroom wall.
He used to date the older half sister of the murdered twin girls. He has the rash which is one of the missing pieces as to how the outsider accomplished certain things if it’s in a vulnerable position. It also allows her to realize she’s fucked right now with this cop and there’s going to be a great exposition dump about what he’s dealing with. All of those story beats are critical for Holly to solve the mystery.
So the outsider controlling that dude and having him commit suicide by cop was just filler? Nothing substantial to the story? I guess im reading too much into it then since she was stuck in traffic cause of those actions. Which lead to her breaking down which lead to the bus ride.
Not filler. She looked back through her pics from the cemetery, saw the boils on his neck and later postulated at the Anderson house that the outsider may be controlling someone to do its bidding. It wasn’t until the cop driving her to the farmhouse where it all clicked for her once he leaned over and she saw his boils. It’s literally all in service of the plot to help her piece her theory together.
My take - the outsider itself likes to do the child killing, so it chooses a target to replicate (whom it scratches) to accomplish this
In parallel it chooses someone connected to its target (via the neck rash) to manipulate circumstances around the target which drives the surrounding ripple deaths, both to pave the way and clean up the mess as it morphs into its next victim/body.
Interesting that it has two cycles and at least two rash victims going on simultaneously as the brother and the cop were both being manipulated at the same time (one to prep, one to clean up)
I love the Holly GIbney character.
Does anyone have any theories on who it’s morphing into for the next kill?
It would have to be the guy from the strip club. He's the one that was scratched.
I thought he denied being scratched when the detective interviewed him a few days later?
It’s a standard horror trope in vampire lore. They always have a familiar to do their bidding, to protect them, to be active whenever their vulnerable. The outsider just fucks them up with visions since it can’t physically be present.
I wonder if the vast majority of times we’ve seen the outsider, has it been a projection....where is the physical body before it fully transforms?
Short episode tonight
This show has really gone downhill after a strong start :(