Originally Posted by VisionOn
Even if they enforced rules I don't think I would notice when they are in effect or not.
There are dead residents, visitors and guests who really like hanging around the house, there's a rubber suit thing, a cannibal monster in the basement, the burned guy who may or may not be real (nobody else interacts with him) and a Cruella de Vil who lives next door.
And then you factor into that the ghosts actually saved the family from regular human psychopaths last week and the entire show seems to be going in all directions at once.
My point is, having a lot of tentacles doesn't mean they're making up the rules as they go along. All the behavior you describe has been there all along.
Making up the rules (and having a lot of them) is fine as long as they don't break them.
As far as Larry, if no one else can see him, then they need better background extras. People in the background didn't seem alarmed when Ben (Dylan McDermott) was yelling at him in the park. They didn't act like they were seeing someone yelling to himself. Further, he's been essentially stalking Ben, so the fact that no one else in the family has seen him is attributable to the fact that he only approached Ben at the house when no one else is around.
On the other hand, his wife was understandably confused about his claims of being seduced by someone that appeared to her to be really old and creepy looking. In that case, she wasn't seeing what he saw.
Here are some of the rules (as I understand them) that I've picked up on:
- If you die on the property, you're stuck there unless your body is removed.
- People killed by ghosts don't seem to come back - only those killed by the living. So, for example, the maid is there, but the twins from the first episode aren't.
- Those that have lost someone in the house seem compelled to return there.
- Ghosts can appear (or not appear) differently to different people.
- Ghosts can manipulate real objects within the house.
- The house will do everything it can to keep people in the house (bleeding on the tour, the daughter wishing to stay, the investments going bad, etc.)
- Eventually, someone is compelled to want to kill the other occupants and (attempt to) kill themselves after. Larry failed at the second part.