History Fridge / Clue

7th May '16 11:41:13 PM Ingonyama
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* [[spoiler: The third ending is supported as the actual ending in that Wadsworth threw away the key to the door to the study where the Motorist was. He lied and said it was the key to the cabinet was the key he threw away--in which case he must have simply pretended he had no key for the lounge door when the time came to unlock it.]] On a related note [[spoiler:if the explanation given in the third ending, that Colonel Mustard switched the keys when they were huddled at the door, is true and Miss Scarlet or Mrs. Peacock did the same in the other endings, this explains why they couldn't unlock the lounge door--it was the lounge key that got thrown away rather than the cupboard key]].

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* [[spoiler: The third ending is supported as the actual ending in if it is assumed that Wadsworth Wadsworth/Boddy threw away the key to the door to the study lounge where the Motorist was. He lied and said it was the key to the cabinet was the key he threw away--in which case he must have simply pretended he had no key for the lounge door when the time came to unlock it.]] On a related note [[spoiler:if the explanation given in the third ending, locked in--it is revealed that Colonel Mustard switched "took the keys when key to the cupboard...and substituted another" while they were huddled at the front door, is true and Miss Scarlet or Mrs. Peacock did the same in the other endings, this which neatly explains why they couldn't unlock the lounge door--it door. However, if Miss Scarlet or Mrs. Peacock did the same thing in the other endings, then the same explanation applies there.]]
* On a related note, in the first two endings, Colonel Mustard in a usual moment of ditzy doofiness ends up falling against the wall in the Conservatory and accidentally revealing the secret passage. But in the third ending, [[spoiler:where he actually had used it previously (and left the flashlight right there for them to find and use), the whole thing
was an audacious act allowing him to "discover" the lounge key that got thrown away rather than Motorist with Miss Scarlet and thus throw suspicion off himself]]. And in the cupboard key]].case of the first ending, [[spoiler:Miss Scarlet let him do this for the same reason, to throw suspicion off herself]]. The fact his excuse when leaving Miss Scarlet alone in the Ballroom was so lame, though, suggests [[spoiler:he really did kill the Motorist]], supporting the third ending as the actual ending.
7th May '16 11:18:39 PM Ingonyama
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* [[spoiler: The third ending is supported as the actual ending in that Wadsworth threw away the key to the door to the study where the Motorist was. He lied and said it was the key to the cabinet was the key he threw away.]]

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* [[spoiler: The third ending is supported as the actual ending in that Wadsworth threw away the key to the door to the study where the Motorist was. He lied and said it was the key to the cabinet was the key he threw away.]]away--in which case he must have simply pretended he had no key for the lounge door when the time came to unlock it.]] On a related note [[spoiler:if the explanation given in the third ending, that Colonel Mustard switched the keys when they were huddled at the door, is true and Miss Scarlet or Mrs. Peacock did the same in the other endings, this explains why they couldn't unlock the lounge door--it was the lounge key that got thrown away rather than the cupboard key]].



** See another point further down the page, but it's pretty likely, considering Wadsworth[[spoiler:/Mr. Boddy]] doesn't seem surprised by his appearance, that the informant was intended to be the Jehovah's Witness. [[spoiler:In the first two endings Wadsworth, as an FBI agent, would have known the Jehovah's Witness worked for the FBI; not only could he have told Wadsworth directly about Green's secret, being his boss, but Wadsworth could have assumed someone who worked for one government agency could have learned the blackmailable secret of someone working for another government agency. Or the Witness could have been planned to take the place of the real informant in order to keep from rousing Boddy's suspicions; he could even have been how the FBI learned about what Boddy was up to to begin with, thus leading to Wadsworth being placed in Boddy's employ. As for the third ending, when Wadsworth/Boddy was making sure all the informants would show up, he would have contacted whoever had supposedly informed on Green to him; when Green's "secret" was revealed to him, this person would also have let Boddy know how to contact them, and once he did so, the response could have stated the informant would appear dressed as a Jehovah's Witness as an excuse for a State Department official to be at the mansion.]]



* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.

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* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they she and Yvette seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.



** In those endings, Wadsworth may genuinely have not realized Mr. Green was a homosexual since he is looking at the photo in shock when the latter announces his. It's entirely possible Mr. Boddy was blackmailing him for a perceived a secret over his actual one.

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** In those endings, Wadsworth may genuinely have not realized Mr. Green was a homosexual since he is looking at the photo papers from the envelope in shock when the latter announces his. It's entirely possible Mr. Boddy was blackmailing him for a perceived a secret over his actual one.one.
** And whether just Wadsworth or Boddy too didn't know about the homosexuality, the secret could have been revealed via [[spoiler:the Jehovah's Witness]] in those endings as well: in every ending he worked for the FBI, so just as he could have [[spoiler:provided the fake secret for Green's sting]], he could have been a fake informant who had replaced the real informant in the other endings so as to fool Mr. Boddy. The only difference is that apparently he didn't bother informing Wadsworth what the real secret was, thus explaining his shock. (Maybe because, after learning from the real informant what it was, he didn't want to expose it and get Green fired, not expecting Green would unmask himself?)
11th Dec '15 10:30:50 AM CharlesPhipps
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* Mr. Boddy's circle of spies features prominently as secondary victims [[spoiler: and antagonists]], but in none of the endings is it explained how Mr. Boddy knows of Mr. Green's sexuality, with no spy ever tied to him. While it's possible that [[spoiler: Boddy's butler or the Jehovah's Witness]] qualify, these only work in the third ending. Neither of the other endings offers any explanation.

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* Mr. Boddy's circle of spies features prominently as secondary victims [[spoiler: and antagonists]], but in none of the endings is it explained how Mr. Boddy knows of Mr. Green's sexuality, with no spy ever tied to him. While it's possible that [[spoiler: Boddy's butler or the Jehovah's Witness]] qualify, these only work in the third ending. Neither of the other endings offers any explanation.explanation.
** In those endings, Wadsworth may genuinely have not realized Mr. Green was a homosexual since he is looking at the photo in shock when the latter announces his. It's entirely possible Mr. Boddy was blackmailing him for a perceived a secret over his actual one.
17th Jul '15 11:31:28 AM ThallianGold
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*** It has to be the real Mr. Green, since [[spoiler: Boddy/Wadsworth was the blackmailer, and knows his marks on sight somehow, addressing each by their name upon arrival.]]



* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.

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* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.it.

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* Mr. Boddy's circle of spies features prominently as secondary victims [[spoiler: and antagonists]], but in none of the endings is it explained how Mr. Boddy knows of Mr. Green's sexuality, with no spy ever tied to him. While it's possible that [[spoiler: Boddy's butler or the Jehovah's Witness]] qualify, these only work in the third ending. Neither of the other endings offers any explanation.
17th Jul '15 11:20:10 AM ThallianGold
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[[AC:FridgeLogic]]
* Similarly to the above, the premise involves finding both the murder weapon and the location of the murder, despite several weapons' natures being obvious (it's hard to confuse the cause of death between a stabbing and a hanging, for instance), and the dagger and revolver both causing sufficient mess as to make it difficult to hide where the murder occurred. Nominally explained away by the possibility that potential murderers may not have seen the body, and that the killer may have tidied up a bit. Also BellisariosMaxim.
24th May '15 10:27:27 PM Sammettik
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* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.
!! [[Series/{{Clue}} The miniseries]]

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* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.
!! [[Series/{{Clue}} The miniseries]]
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24th May '15 10:27:06 PM Sammettik
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!! [[Series/{{Clue}} The miniseries]]

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* Nobody got it on video?
** Of course they did, but the lizard aliens are suppressing it.

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!! [[Series/{{Clue}} The miniseries]]

[[AC:FridgeLogic]]
* Nobody got it on video?
** Of course they did, but the lizard aliens are suppressing it.
miniseries]]
21st Mar '15 2:41:36 PM Vermillion
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* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Mr Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.

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* Pay attention to the cook during the pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Mr Boddy]] Wadsworth!Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Boddy]] Wadsworth!Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.
21st Mar '15 2:40:33 PM Vermillion
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* Pay attention to the cook during the per-revelation scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Mr Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.

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* Pay attention to the cook during the per-revelation pre-Boddy scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Mr Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.
21st Mar '15 2:39:43 PM Vermillion
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* Pay attention to the cook during the per-revelation scenes, especially during dinner. She manages to walk out of sight just as the guests, including Mrs. Peacock, [[spoiler: her old boss and the person she was informing on,]] entered the area. And during dinner, Wadsworth happens to step in the way of Mrs. Peacock looking into the now-open shutter to the kitchen and seeing the cook. Not one scene before the cook's murder has her being seen by Mrs. Peacock. This makes certain later scenes [[spoiler:("monkey's brains" and her parts in the murder(s))]] even more clever. It means that [[spoiler: she recognized the cook was the same one that worked for her from JUST THE DESSERT]]. In fact, it makes sense that [[spoiler: Mr Boddy]] would want to keep Peacock from recognizing the cook at that point in the night. Remember, at the start, Peacock is nervous and talkative because she dislikes the quiet. She might have accidentally blabbed about knowing the cook, cluing some of the others to their true purpose for being there. The movie made a point of such a thing happening when Ms White arrived and Wadsworth noted they seemed to know each other. [[spoiler: Boddy]] knew that, while certain guests (White, Scarlet, Mustard) could keep quiet about Yvette and their connections to her, Peacock was more talkative and would not have thought anything of saying it.
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