Was Jason intending to kill Darren and Lizabeth, or was he giving them a chance to leave? Or was he just standing there to scare intruders, before eventually having to kill the two when they didn't heed his silent warning?
Did Jason bust into the children's cabin in order to harm them, or was it a ruse to lure out the remaining teens/adults in the area, who wouldn't want him to hurt them?
Some have theorized that the reason Jason was particularly brutal to Paula was because she bore a pretty good resemblance towards Alice, the woman who killed his mother.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Despite the filmmakers trying to make him a Hate Sink nuisance, due to his somewhat unlikeable attitude towards Tommy, of the film, Sheriff Garris is seen as some as this mainly for his Moment of Awesome beatdown on Jason and Heroic Sacrifice at the climax to save his daughter from Jason's wrath.
Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Jason's return, Thom Mathews' performance, the self-referential humor and a more coherent plot combined to make this one a major fan favorite, and one of two films (the other being The Final Chapter) that usually tend to be named as the best in the series. Even professional critics gave it good marks - a rarity for this franchise.
Too Cool to Live: Sheriff Garris, mainly for giving Jason a beating just before his own death.