Day Glo wrote:
Unless you're suggesting that Brendan got killed by the police trying to shoot his way out of the Pin's basement then that theory may be a bust.
Brendan killed Pin and then left his jacket at the murder scene. When he's looking down in horror while Tug supposedly beats Pin I think what's happening is he's leaving that aggression at Pin's place...Tug no longer is part of him. He's already killed Pin and left his jacket, and Tug, there and now he's leaving and looking down in horror at what he did. In fact he leaves through the basement window - the very same place he encountered Tug when previously at the house - and I also make an argument in my thread that the exchange in the basement supports the fact that Tug was manifestation.
I suppose it would be fair to point out that he slipped the gun back into the room but I don't think that's really what happened. He has no way of knowing that gun will be picked up and used by Tug, or that Tug will find it in the darkness, and in fact the gun may have shot someone upstairs so I don't see how he'd be comfortable just leaving it there with his fingerprints on it. If found he could also be indicted for Doad's murder. He initially wrestled the gun away from Tug in the first place - why would he throw it back in there? If he truly had a gun he could have intervened between Tug and Pin and stopped the beating. I suppose my theory would be a little clearer if the scene of him walking away from Pin's death was actually a little LESS clearer - that would probably allow most viewers a little more latitude.
When Brendan does exit the house the loud trumpets stop just as hits the ground. What happened inside the house on the top floor? I don't hear any fighting or see any windows smashed. There should be 10 - 15 kids up there fighting and one of them is shot? It's perfectly quiet around the house and the only thing you hear is the police sirens coming to a residence where they expect to find drugs in a car that I believe Brendan takes home as we have already established that Brain is a manifestation of Brendan's thinking.