Crutching Teacher, Hidden Psychic
Bannerman and Johnny drive up to what I presume is Dodd's house. Bannerman tells Johnny to stay by the car. Johnny sees Dodd in an upstairs window. He goes to the front door, where Bannerman is knocking repeatedly, and tries to talk to him; Bannerman tells him to stay by the car. Suddenly, Colleen Dewhurst answers the door, claiming that her son isn't there. She keeps insisting that he isn't there despite much evidence to the contrary, and Bannerman basically forces his way in. Meanwhile, we see Dodd go into the washroom upstairs, apparently naked. He locks the door. As Bannerman climbs the stairs, with Mrs. Dodd tearing at his clothes, Dodd's putting on his leather coat in the bathroom. Downstairs, unable to stop Bannerman, Mrs. Dodd grabs Johnny and orders him to leave her boy alone. Big mistake: Johnny grasps her hand and immediately realizes she knew that her son was the murderer. He accuses her of knowing. She looks terrified and says, "You...you're a...you're a devil...sent from hell...yes..." Yawn. She struggles away from him. I struggle to keep my eyes from rolling up my forehead, over the top of my head, and onto the floor. Johnny goes upstairs. Dodd's taking his scissors out of a jar of sterilizing solution in the bathroom in front of the most godawfully dirty bathroom mirror I've ever seen. Bannerman lunges out of a room into Johnny's path. Nobody screams. Bannerman's gun is drawn as he searches each room. In the bathroom, Dodd is holding the scissors out in front of him in an overly dramatic way; using the little finger brace on them, he manages to position them so that the scissors are open and pointing up, balanced in mid-air with the finger brace tucked into the edge of a wicker basket or something. He's all bundled up in his leather coat; his eyes look dead like those of all defeated psychos, and he puts his hands behind his head. He opens his mouth, and leans forward, carefully inserting one blade of the scissors into his mouth and the other into his nostril. Um. Crazy way to commit suicide, dude.