(Cthulhu has taken the day off for religious reasons)
I wanted to thank one of our blog followers, stepthroughmylookingglass for her comment and for pointing out this conversation between Audrey and Maisie. We really would like to encourage others to speak their minds. We are all in this together, after all, so please, if the mood strikes you, comment, challenge us, throw out your own ideas! It’s fun!
Okay… on to the nitty gritty. In the comments from the post: Hypervigilance is my Superpower, a blog I posted about the scratched off names in the doorframe, stepthroughmylookingglass said, “*Nice* catch! This is especially interesting in light of the conversation between the two girls in which Audrey tells Maisie “”you don’t have any parents. your parents died in a car accident. “You don’t have a mommy or daddy anymore. Yours just died in an accident.” “How” “In a car accident. Someone–””
The scene stepthroughmylookingglass is referring to was in the latter end of the episode “Seeing Things.” And Given that both Guy and I completely missed this conversation, I figure that the episode name cast come magical spell over us to only focus on what could be seen and not heard in that scene. This I find interesting. We all know that in this day and age, children are heard… and heard a lot; on busses, in supermarkets, talking back at you when you ask them not to climb the trees outside your bathroom window, and almost constantly, in back yards for the entire neighborhood to enjoy. But in the days when Guy and Girl grow up, the saying was, “Children should be seen and not heard.” In the 90’s when that scene took place, the same was relatively true. And how can you blame us for not paying attention to the girls’ whispered conversation? After all, it was followed up by this fairly disturbing scene.
I think the universal response to this scene for most of us started like, “What the Fu…” and quickly turned to, “What the hell kind of look is that on Marty’s face?! Is he sad? mad? squicked out? What? I mean, shouldn’t he have sat down with the girls right in that moment to ask why they were playing Gang Rape Barbie? We were all left with this collective feeling of… **shivers, blech, whoa boy, bleerg** and beyond… followed by, “hmmm… I wonder what those little girls were whispering to each other… Here is how it looked as it went down.
Firstly, shat is the deal with that youngest child’s name? Is it Maisie like it says on IMDB or is it Macie like it shows on the close captwoning above? Who is in charge of this stuff? Are these mistakes or clues? Are we just on some sort of Herring expedition to Gilligan’s Island with all this crap? Oi.
And secondly, what does this mean for my theory about a missing Hart daughter. It does’t seem to be about much of anything. I mean, older sisters say absolutely horrible things to their little sisters (and brothers) every day. She may have just been trying to make her little sister feel bad. I mean, we’ve all see that Audrey is a bit of a bad seed. She does have Marty’s blonde hair and we all know what Marty has been getting up to… or into.
Maybe that is what that strange look on Marty’s face was when he saw those Barbies arranged like that? He was thinking that Audrey acting out was some kind of Karma for the extramarital affair that he’d just returned from. Meh, probably not… Marty doesn’t seem like a very Karma-y sort of guy. But lets get back to the girls and my theory of a third Hart daughter. The only way I can connect the two things is if Audrey was relaying something she had heard growing up; bits and pieces a story about a girl from Maggie’s side of the family who’s parents had died. Audrey may not know she is in a mental ward. And the only way I can see to tie this all in to Maggie’s family is if Maggie was the one who had a child before she got married and she left it with the Grandparents where she was abused by the cult and later went insane so she was eventually sent away?
I know… this is totally crazy. So crazy I’m not even buying it. But wait… what if Marty’s cheatin’ ways led to an illegitimate child that he and Maggie agreed to raise but the kid was somehow so troubled that she was sent away? I won’t speculate how she got to be so troubled (Father-In-Law, Cult) but that is an idea I could get behind. It seems to me that this has always been how the Hart’s marriage has been. Maggie plays the good wife and doctor and Marty cheats to keep the family together (nice reasoning there, Marty). Well, except when they were 19 and Maggie was exciting. I guess being a hot woman doctor isn’t very exciting for Marty… But then again, Marty is an idiot.
There is another explanation here though… In the last couple seconds of the scene, Cohle’s voiceover breaks in from his interview where he had started talking about his daughter.
The girls had just heard Cohle talking about his daughter having been killed in a car accident just days or perhaps a week before this scene. Macie was holding a Blonde Ken Doll (the 6th male doll in the scene… hmm, what is that about?) while Audrey was telling her this adoption scenario. Perhaps they were just playing make-believe and she was just using something she had heard, manipulating it and using it to cast dark shadows of doubt and confusion upon her little sister?
Or maybe that IS the case? And the name mistake isn’t a mistake at all? What if Macie is adopted and Maisie is older, likes her skirts to match the scenery and is the Hart’s real daughter after all? Only she lives in a special facility for cult survivors?
I don’t know man… now I’m just spitballin’or spaghetti monster ballin’ as we say it around here. It’s been a long week. Hopefully we will find some good new clues tonight.
And to Mr. Matthew McConaughey and Mr. Jordan Catalano (I mean, Jared Leto, ahem)… Good luck at the Oscars! We hope you win in your respective categories for your work in Dallas Buyers Club!
Until then, has anyone got any other ideas? & Another thanks to stepthroughmylookingglass again for the great comment and excellent catch!