HBO's The Outsider (2020) SPOILERS

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  1. Mar 5, 2020 #81 of 113
    mooseAndSquirrel

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    I wasn’t sure until he used the old-timey pay phone with the ball end speaker.
     
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    gossamer88

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    For me it was their clothes more than anything.

    Finale looks good from the preview.
     
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    Tony_T

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    For me it was the 1940’s automobiles.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    In the season finalé, when the credits start to roll don't stop watching. There is a substantial and very significant mid-credits scene.
     
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    gossamer88

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    Kinda makes you think there would be a second season. But who knows...

    I thought it was a satisfying finale. I knew Andy was going to be a goner. So apparently that was Ralph's son he saw in the cave as he was about leave. But who was the girl?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Not a girl...that was the kid who killed Terry. Frankie Peterson's brother.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    I feel like with this, there's no doubt of a season 2. I wonder if King will consult since this would go beyond his book.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    It would be...interesting, though, to see how they go on from here without it just being more of the same, only without the mystery (since everything has pretty much already been revealed)...

    Not saying it can't be done. But even with the teasing at the end (not just the credits scene, but also Holly's odd and inappropriate behavior in the final regular scenes) it seems like they pretty much wrapped up the story of El Cuco.
     
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    PaulS

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    Not trying to over-analyze a show I thoroughly enjoyed, but what exactly were the mechanics involved that resulted in Holly's mid-credits reveal ? I don't really understand how that could have happened when it supposedly occurred. She was never at a point close enough to either Jack or Cuco for that to have happened...
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    I don't recall it actually having to touch Jack for it to get inside his head in that barn, did it??? He said "what did you just do" but then we didn't see it actually doing anything, just him reacting.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    The whole thing is complicated and I never really totally figured it out, but there are two different kinds of people affected...the Renfields (humans with the neck problem who carry out its bidding) and the hosts (the people whose forms it takes). I think the scratching is just for hosts? But the line between the two seemed to blur at times.

    They also seemed to drop the melting-face people (apparently an early stage of the new body, but the last body never seemed to go through that phase).
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Yeah honestly there are a lot of consistency issues with the credit scene. I'm curious though.
    And if she's scratched, how did it happen? The Outsider never touched her in that cave. Neither did Jack. Also does she ask "Who's Terry?" in the cave? I thought she never forgot anything. And while scrolling the news info, she's listening to the radio..... didn't she say before she hated music but now she's listening to it? Does her hair wrap itself around her finger or......... I've rewatched it 20x but now that it's daylight here my monitors are too reflective to see as clearly as I want.
     
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    PaulS

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    My memory is terrible, but I seem to recall that Jack was scratched when he was in the barn. I might be wrong, but that's what I remember happening.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Yeah I have to stop reading Reddit. Too many questions, too many theories. I'm more confused than ever now and I can't watch it again until tonight.
     
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    I remember seeing a male and female. And in the "about the episode" segment, they mention the boy was Ralph's kid.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    It was two boys (although one had long hair). The second one was the brother of the original victim, the one who shot and killed Terry Maitland.
     
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    gossamer88

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    So Derek was the one with long hair? Because I don't recall Terry's killer with long hair. I also don't recall if they ever showed Derek in flashbacks.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    When he shot Terry, he was wearing a jacket and a beanie on his head. Ralph did remove it after he shot and killed the kid but I don't recall the hair.
     
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    Robin

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    What was their cover story? Did they ever say?
     
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    PaulS

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    It was scattered amongst a few different scenes. Ralph gave part of it when he was being interviewed by the two locals in "the box". Sablo (GBI guy) was walking Claude through his story/testimony while they were driving back home.

    Basically, the cover was that Jack was acting as the "beta" or accomplice to the primary suspect, who was the (fictional) guy who tried to snatch the kid at the cave festival.
     

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