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15th Nov '16 5:29:48 PM sthetic
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**Why would she be afraid to get caught playing with puppets? She probably realized her mother was kind and doting when she was ill, but might be cold and cruel if she saw her daughter apparently recovered enough to play and have fun.
13th Oct '16 9:18:11 PM Laina1312
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*** She also walks in with the tray and sets it down without the cleaner. When she looks at Kyra, Kyra is pretending to be asleep, and that's when she goes to get the cleaner bottle from somewhere we can't see.
28th Sep '16 4:27:32 PM costanton11
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*** While he may not have a physical brain, being a ghost, he still has a mind/consciousness that can make assumptions.
22nd Jul '16 10:46:57 AM ritzoreo
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** There are lots of people who rarely or never take their wedding ring off. Besides, in Christian thought, a marriage lasts "´till death do them part", implying that no ring on Malcolm's hand meant that the marriage couldn't outlast his death.

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** There are lots of people who rarely or never take their wedding ring off.off, if Malcolm was one of them, no ring on his hand could have been the clue that something important happenend. Besides, in Christian thought, a marriage lasts "´till death do them part", implying that no ring on Malcolm's hand meant that the marriage couldn't outlast his death.
22nd Jul '16 10:38:30 AM ritzoreo
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** There are lots of people who rarely or never take their wedding ring off. Besides, in Christian thought, a marriage lasts "´till death do them part", implying that no ring on Malcolm's hand meant that the marriage couldn't outlast his death.
22nd Jul '16 10:13:29 AM ritzoreo
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*** Probably this, since she's a divorcée from what a appears to be a dead beat, and holds two jobs (as per the conversation during the car accident). I do believe Cole was on Malcom's waiting list (he has notes on the kid previous to their first encounter), but since Malcolm had just been awarded by the city of Philadelphia in the opening scene, it may be plausible that Cole was a pro-bono case.


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** I thought that the girl turned on the camera to record the puppet show, rushed to bed to avoid getting caught, left the camera on unwillingly and recorded her mother in flagrante delicto by accident and turned it off afterwards without realizing what it had filmed until after she died.


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** Since it seems that Cole was a case on Crowe's waiting list before he got shot (notice Crowe has notes on Sear), Cole was part of Crowe´s unfinished business that troubled him (and related to his death given that Vincent was a similar case), so it would be consistent with the other ghosts´ behavior.
8th Jul '16 1:31:16 PM bificommander
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* The TomatoInTheMirror moment seems a bit weird to me. Malcom's wife drops a wedding ring, the camera shows that she's still wearing hers, and a close-up reveals that Malcom... doesn't. But that makes perfect real-world sense if Malcom just wasn't wearing his ring at the time. It seems to me that the reveal would've worked much better if he ''had'' been wearing his ring. The presence of three wedding rings makes no real-world sense, and could've clued Malcom in that his own ring was part of his own fake ghostly form. Am I missing something here?
23rd Apr '16 3:26:54 AM ghost151
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**It's implied she just liked to record her puppet shows. She heard her mother coming and she was supposed to be sick in bed, so she quickly put things away and hadn't enough time to turn the camera off before Mom barged in. The real question to be asked is how did she acquire that tape after dying? Even if she knew its contents would implicate her mother in her death after being made aware of it with Cole's help (since she knew the tape existed before her death), it doesn't really follow that she could just produce the tape as a real world object to Cole upon requesting the help her.


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** It's a concept among ghost hunters called EVP (electronic voice phenomenon). Supposedly, the voices/energies of the dead can be recorded at extremely low volumes by electronic equipment, but it gets garbled into the static/white noise present in the recording (or may even BE the static, with innumerable overlapping voices creating nothing but noise). It's largely dismissed as a form of pareidolia (attribution of humanity to an inanimate or nonliving thing, the "seeing faces" mental illusion) or false positive in pattern recognition. Or in others words, finding what you want to be there. Compared to "real" examples present by paranormal enthusiasts, the Spanish speaker is remarkably discernible and clear. A somewhat goofy example of it was used in the film White Noise where it was a sort of conduit between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
28th Jan '16 6:59:19 AM FF32
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** That was her mother? I thought she was an EvilStepmother.

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** That was her mother? I thought she was an EvilStepmother.WickedStepmother.
27th Jan '16 2:30:05 PM fearlessnikki
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** The film doesn't say anything either way. But they did choose an actress who looked quite similar to Mischa Barton - shoulder-length blonde hair, angular jaw - so it's likely Shyamalan intended her to be the biological mother.
** The script refers to her as 'Mrs Collins' and 'the girl's mother', so yes she is the biological mother.


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** It depends on how she was poisoning Kyra. Take ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' where characters are poisoned over a few months by arsenic being added to their food. Perhaps she was giving her enough poison to make her feel poorly, but not enough to raise the doctors' suspicions. As said above, she was said to have been getting better before she died - and the mother gave her a bigger dose of poison.
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