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Fridge / The Bad Seed (1956)

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Fridge Logic

  • Given that so many people know Rhoda was bullying Claude Daigle near the pier shortly before his death, it's surprising she is never questioned by the police.
    • Who would ever suspect such an angelic little girl of being connected to such a horrible event?
      • In the novel, in fact, it's assumed that Rhoda witnessed Claude's death (or at least saw the body) and that she's either in shock/denial or that she's so young and innocent that she simply doesn't comprehend how terrible the event really was. The adults around her treat her like a sympathetic secondary victim of the tragedy, and Christine originally encourages her daughter not to dwell on it. That's how above suspicion Rhoda is.