castle rock episode talk.. Spoilers Ahead, spoilers Ahead

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Tery

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#5
lol I appreciate that Mr. King advised us all to watch the story and not linger on the easter eggs, but then they got worked into the dialogue. How do you ignore that? lol

I'm enjoying this show.
So are we! And I'm with you on the obvious Easter Egg in episode 5. I mean, come on... Jack/Jackie? The "attempted to axe murder his wife and kid" was a dead giveaway. We also expected her to be split open and scattered all over the second floor. Glad she wasn't. Did anyone else answer The Boy's "you don't know what's going on, do you?" with NO! Clue me in wouldja?

I keep listening for names and, now and then, one will ring a bell but that's all. I've got a list of Castle Rock books/stories and might skim them.
 

preciousroy

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So are we! And I'm with you on the obvious Easter Egg in episode 5. I mean, come on... Jack/Jackie? The "attempted to axe murder his wife and kid" was a dead giveaway. We also expected her to be split open and scattered all over the second floor. Glad she wasn't. Did anyone else answer The Boy's "you don't know what's going on, do you?" with NO! Clue me in wouldja?

I keep listening for names and, now and then, one will ring a bell but that's all. I've got a list of Castle Rock books/stories and might skim them.

I heard Cujo in there, too. Twice, I think.
My response to the question was "Why should he know?" I'm looking forward to finding out.
 

AnnaMarie

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So are we! And I'm with you on the obvious Easter Egg in episode 5. I mean, come on... Jack/Jackie? The "attempted to axe murder his wife and kid" was a dead giveaway. We also expected her to be split open and scattered all over the second floor. Glad she wasn't. Did anyone else answer The Boy's "you don't know what's going on, do you?" with NO! Clue me in wouldja?

I keep listening for names and, now and then, one will ring a bell but that's all. I've got a list of Castle Rock books/stories and might skim them.
Didn’t Ruth say something about Cujo? Not sure she named him.
 

preciousroy

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Can someone give me a none spoilery plot synopsis, I don't have Hulu and want to know what it's about.
This thread was created to keep the spoilers out of the original thread. But without spoiling I would say it's about a man who, as a child, disappeared in the cold mysteriously before being found days later. 30 years later he's returned to where it happened. Strangely enough, other weird things are happening there, too. lol
 

Alexandra M

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Didn’t Ruth say something about Cujo? Not sure she named him.
This thread was created to keep the spoilers out of the original thread. But without spoiling I would say it's about a man who, as a child, disappeared in the cold mysteriously before being found days later. 30 years later he's returned to where it happened. Strangely enough, other weird things are happening there, too. lol
I heard it too AnnaMarie
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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This thread was created to keep the spoilers out of the original thread. But without spoiling I would say it's about a man who, as a child, disappeared in the cold mysteriously before being found days later. 30 years later he's returned to where it happened. Strangely enough, other weird things are happening there, too. lol
Thanks
 

Coolallosaurus

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i was just wondering what people thought of my kind of theroy about the kid. I am wondering if he is not somehow connected to Jhonny smith some how, but not shure at all how he whould be connetcted? any thoughts
I am glad we all had a similar response to Jackie meeting The Kid. I expected the same outcome. I like your point about John Smith. His connection to Castle Rock in The Dead Zone further supports your reading. Here's my theory based on episodes 1-5; guaranteed to change when I watch 6
The Kid is being set up too neatly to be Pure Evil. I think the fact that the scene with Jackie was set up to lead the audience to jump to one conclusion (only to have a different, benign outcome) is significant. It's almost as if the show is asking us to question our own judgements (much like Lacey questioned whether he made the right decision with The Kid).
Clearly there's a deeper connection between The Kid and Henry, especially given Henry's recent recurrence of tinnitus and Molly's realization that The Kid seems to have all of the voices of suffering on his "channel." I wonder if either 1) Lacey took the wrong child and created the evil that The Kid will unleash (i.e. the misunderstood monster theory) or 2) Henry and The Kid are cut from the same cloth (some deeper connection) and while Henry has been able to live some semblance of a normal life, The Kid has gone to the dark side?
I could see a connection between Johnny and The Kid coming up, possibly, in how they use their powers. I'm thinking specifically about the way Johnny is described when he has his visions (and the earlier mask symbolism). Maybe there's some deeper duality to The Kid (i.e. not pure evil?) and he has to make a difficult choice about his powers (or some deeper knowledge), like Johnny?
 

Tery

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Henry and The Kid are cut from the same cloth (some deeper connection) and while Henry has been able to live some semblance of a normal life, The Kid has gone to the dark side?
I see a lot of white/red symbolism. As we know, that is SK's demarcation of good and evil. And we know that Alan Pangborn has shown that the White can work through him (he's a Gunslinger, IMO). Should be interesting......
 
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