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(@eric-from-sweden)
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Any theories to WHY he was killed? And why not killed in jail?

I sure hope Tammy & Co sees that his corps looks a lot like the New York couple, and makes some kind of connection. But I have no idea as to why he had to go.

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Topic starter Posted : 24/07/2017 10:15 pm
(@jeffery_m_thompson)
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He had great pain and suffering in him, a feast of it flowing through him.

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Posted : 24/07/2017 10:35 pm
(@lynn_watson)
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...  and he was going to cry & snot on the upholstery anyway...

I have a nasty suspicion that Diane's text about Hastings taking them to the site where he met Major Briggs had been approved for release to (presumably agents of MrC) and Hastings was basically offered up for collateral damage.

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Posted : 24/07/2017 11:11 pm
(@agent-cooper)
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Are we sure he is dead? ?

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Posted : 25/07/2017 5:09 am
(@pantstrovich)
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Posted by: Brian Snoke

Are we sure he is dead? ?

A really silly part of my brain wishes he had gotten out of the car, run around doing chicken movements and then fell down dead.

Shut up, brain.

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Posted : 25/07/2017 5:38 am
(@bob-john)
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Like Eric, I think it is curious that the Woodsman in the jail cell did not take the opportunity.  They can move through walls, why not step over a couple cells and take him out.  That Woodsman did seem frozen unlike our more active Woodsman in the death scene.  At the time, I thought it was maybe the Log Lady's husband, but if it was one of the Woodsman, it would have been a great time to take out Hastings.

If the Woodsman are clever enough to either wait on explicit instructions or wanted information out of him first, maybe they'd wait, but otherwise it was a wasted opportunity.

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Posted : 25/07/2017 6:59 am
(@caoimhin)
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Good points, Rob. Perhaps, like Lynn implied, Mr C wanted (not needed!) help from the FBI? Once Hastings led them to the site his purpose was fulfilled. Apparently Mr C is far too busy to travel to the site himself and jot down coordinates. 

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Posted : 25/07/2017 7:09 am
(@samxtherapy)
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I have a feeling the Woodsmen are like viruses (virii, if you want to be picky) in that they have a very limited instruction set.  Some are made to observe, others to act in certain ways.

I reckon Hastings was killed because he knew too much.

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Posted : 25/07/2017 7:10 am
(@caoimhin)
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It was also curious that we saw the head of the Woodsman in the jail cell float away, foreshadowing Briggs and Hastings connection, at least to me. Perhaps it wasn't foreshadowing, the observer Woodsman have floaty heads. 

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Posted : 25/07/2017 7:17 am
(@aaron_c_wade)
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

I have a feeling the Woodsmen are like viruses (virii, if you want to be picky) in that they have a very limited instruction set.  Some are made to observe, others to act in certain ways.

I reckon Hastings was killed because he knew too much.

Or single function machines... 

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Posted : 25/07/2017 7:27 am
(@fumiko)
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 Here's the only way it makes sense to me. 

 

"He knew too much" - I'm not sure that he did, and he's already revealed a good bit about what he knew/experienced, so if this was their driving force in killing him they should've done it much sooner.  

Go back and watch that scene.  There are 3 people (maybe 4 if you include Diane) who seem to understand that something paranormal is going on;  Gordon, Albert, and Hastings (and maybe Diane).  The other two (Tammy and Mackley) don't seem to have any idea what is happening.  Of those people at the scene, only one of them is outwardly displaying the emotion of fear;  Hastings.  He's essentially cowering in the police car, shivering and quivering his lips.  We've heard before that fear can be an attractive force to lodge entities.  I'm still not sure what the Woodsmen are, but it would make sense that they went after the one showing the most fear.  It's almost like the way a pack of carnivores would go for the weakest animal in a travelling herd.    And to that end, the first time we ever saw the woodsmen (when they approach that couples' car in 1956), there's a lot of wild animal sounds behind the "got a light" question.  They sound almost dog like, or at times even ape like.  Almost reminiscent of the scene that Mrs. Palmer was watching with the lions out on the African plane at night taking down their prey. 

 

Works for me (for now at least). 

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Posted : 25/07/2017 7:31 am
(@agent-cooper)
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Posted by: Brian Snoke

Are we sure he is dead? ?

I'm disappointed in you all. I expected a Gordon Cole gif when he looked in the car with Hastings head half gone and said "He's dead".

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Posted : 25/07/2017 9:26 am
(@chris_sampson)
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What was it Tammy said?  "There ain't no backup for that"?!

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Posted : 25/07/2017 9:42 am
(@jeffery_m_thompson)
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Dianne said "There ain't no backup for that?"

I take it that they maximize pain and sorrow in people before they feed as oft as they can. So in the 50s when they are first eating they eat on the fear they immediately created. But they have learned in their interactions with us that they can feed on more pain and fear if they molest the lives of humans. Other entities have learned to control them by preparing pain, sorrow and suffering to lure them out. In this case Hasting wasn't ready to be consumed, like a good cook the woodsmen let the pain hold, he breaks down wanting to go scuba diving. The feast is prepared and served.

I found this very much similar to how Bob enjoyed the last act of torture on Leland by letting him remember what happened to Laura while Bob was in control in prison.

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Posted : 25/07/2017 9:53 am
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