Originally Posted by quad4.0
watched it again last night-that second blast was direct, and a shot gun blast that close is gonna be fatal.
Doesn't a shot gun just pump out little pellets? They're harmless
Seriously, if Ray is dead that would be the biggest and ballsiest double reverse fake in TV history. I don't think they did it, because they have not bothered to build another character as compelling. Do we want to watch Rachel McAdams try to bull build rapport with Taylor Kitsch for six episodes?
Either: Ray was wearing a vest, though why would he, considering he was borderline suicidal and didn't seem too concerned about checking out the dead guy's f___ pad anyway). It also requires the killer to be crafty enough to get the drop on Ray but dumb enough to not notice that the guy got shot twice and was not a bloody mess.
Or: the killer used rock salt / rubber bullet. Would a gun owner explain why someone would do that? I mean you get a gun for home protection or target shooting / hunting, right? Are rubber bullets good for any of that? A guy breaks into your home, if he is armed you have to assume he has live ammo, do you want to go up against him with non lethal rounds? Maybe if the shooter knew before hand Ray would be there and was confident he could jump him.
So yeah I didn't like that "twist." If it were a real twist, then they just got rid of their most compelling character and best actor (Colin Farrell is really hitting it. He arguably is doing a better job than even Matthew M. because he does not have as flashy a role and as many cool speeches. He's totally believable as a guy at the end of his rope.) If it's a fake, the explanation for Ray being alive will be kind of shaky.