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The charm in the bag


At the end when Linus is at the police station the chief is upset because the charm is not in the bag or not the one they put in. Can someone explain this to me? Was his dad let out because of the missing evidence? That scene was a bit ambiguous to me.

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It is hard not to sound condescending when you are explaining things to an idiot!

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The dead girl's sister said that her murdered sister was making stones appear (you saw it happening). So I am assuming that the planted evidence in the bag was substituted for one of her stones using whatever supernatural powers she had. Seeing as that seemed to be the only hard evidence that the police had on Linus's dad I should imagine that they would let him go. I hope so anyway. Linus saw what happened with the missing evidence and left the police station looking quite cheerful. So I got the impression that was what was going to happen.

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exactly

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But I thought the evidence that Fiona planted was part of the May Queen's crown with Hattie's hair in it, how would that be a 'charm'?

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It was still a supernatural ending with the dead girl substituting the evidence.

Its that man again!!

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As the person above me said, it was the supernatural spin to the series. I thought that was a cop-out because they had a great series and that dumbed it down a bit. Of course they used that with the living twin, but it was a bit silly.

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Someone must have substituted the stone for the "charm".

The logical options are:
1. Linus.
2. Caitlin, the surviving twin.
3. Supernatural substitution.

The rest of the series was not supernatural. The stones appearing to the surviving twin could be explained as her perception sprung from emotional stress/ grief.

Given that at the end (a) Linus seemed surprised by the stone and left smiling and (b) the surviving twin went to point at the real killer (ie. she knew who it was), the most logical suggestion seems it was Caitlin.


On the other hand, Linus had a massive motive (save his father who he'd inadvertently dropped in it) and was present at the police station.

Either way, my take on it wasn't that it was a supernatural occurance. Someone must have done it but it wasn't clear who.

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No, it was supernatural. And the whole show was supernatural all the way through. It just didn't become clear until the end. We thought Linus seeing his mother's ghost all the way through was in his head; but then Aiden Gillen saw her too when he was being put in the police car. Seth was unbalanced; but was also right about the spirits and sacrifice and the woods. The whole thing was run through with Pagan and Occult symbolism: twins, stones, May day itself, curses and hexes. I understand why a lot of people didn't go for it, but I enjoyed it a lot, mainstream BBC trying to do something sightly different with one of their streamed five-part murder mysteries.

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Ugh, it sounds as if many people did not pay attention. Caitlin and Hattie switch places. At the end Hattie is inhabiting the body and Caitlin is the spirit. This is why Caitlin tells Linus that she is going away and he will never see her again. Just before her murder, Hattie says that she will come back for the murderer. Also, Seth says as much at the church. So, the spirit Caitlin, not Hattie, is the one who switches the evidence as a gift to Linus. Linus is smiling because he knows it was Caitlin.

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