Beaver isn't so much on board with that plan, but Peter and Marcos are going to tell anyway. On top of this, though, the computer Beaver's using for his language exercises is recording the conversation. A lot of people have expressed the opinion that it's exceedingly unlikely that Peter and Marcos would have exposed Beaver's abuse without his permission, because there's typically a code of silence among abuse victims, and given that that would conceivably have solved Beaver's problem, it's certainly needs bringing up. On top of that, though, what took them so long? I mean, Peter posted about "the outing of all outings" back in July, and even though it seems from the setting that he and Marcos had the conversation with Beaver much later, Beaver would still have needed some time to plan the crime. So again, why were they so kind as to keep the secret to themselves until Beaver had the chance to blow them up? Wouldn't it have made sense for Beaver to just kill them individually, if he's so good with explosives? It would have been a far quicker and simpler plan, with fewer variables (like, what if the limo got a flat tire? What if the rat ruse didn't work? What if Peter and Marcos decided to out The Woodman right at Shark Stadium, which in turn leads to the question of why they went to the stadium at all, if not for that?) It's not that I don't buy Beaver as damaged or a killer -- the possibility of that, I think, was exceptionally well foreshadowed. It's just that his plan doesn't make any sense. If Beaver is so desperate to keep his secret, and feels so angry and desperate about the abuse that he's willing to kill a handful of complete innocents, why didn't he kill his abuser much earlier, since he seems to have no problem doing it now? The incorporation/Phoenix Land Trust business came up much later, after all, and meanwhile, if anyone might have figured out who was really behind the bus crash, The Woodman is pretty high on the list. The Woodman knew who he molested. Probably, he would have kept the revelation to himself, as obviously, it would incriminate him, but what if he had a change of heart and confessed? What if another victim (like Lucky, for example) cracked? Does it make sense that Beaver would run even a small risk of exposure by keeping The Woodman alive, given that he killed a handful of total innocents to keep his secret? I don't know -- this just all comes off as a big mess to me.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B- | 643 USERS: B-
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