What Lies Beneath

Continuity mistake: When Claire is in the tub after Norman gives her a drug to immobilise her, she stops the hot water valve with her toe, although Norman opened the cold water valve.

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Suggested correction: He explained that the water was too cold (he laid in cold water after faking his electrocution) and thus turned on the hot water. But when she turned the water off with the shower hose, the tap turned anti clockwise, so actually opened the tap more.

Character mistake: Claire's behavior makes no sense and is intirely implausible and unrealistic. For example: Whenever Claire talks about the ghost, she never mentions any of her compelling observations. When she tells Norman about the seance, she incorrectly says that nothing happened. Claire wakes Norman up to look at the Feur driveway after the apparent body-bag is already in the closed trunk. What did she want him to observe? A car? An empty driveway?

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Suggested correction: People already wonder if Claire is unstable right now. Her daughter left for college. She sometimes takes anxiety medication (she told the therapist). Her husband is a practical, realistic scientist. Those could all be reasons why she thinks that her observations will be dismissed. Also, reasons to not say much about a seance. Regarding the car, Norman didn't move fast enough see everything before Mr. Feur left. Again, he might simply think Claire is imaginative and nosy at this time.

Factual error: When Claire pulls herself out of the bathtub, she falls right over the center of the tub. The bloody fingerprints would have been wiped away or completely smeared by her nightgown and bathrobe during the fall.

Lynette Carrington

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Trivia: Right at the end, in fact the very last frame, you can see a face in the snow as the shot fades out.

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Question: What did the letters M E F that kept showing up on Claire's computer mean?

Answer: They are the initials of Madison Elizabeth Frank, the woman Norman was having an affair with and later killed.

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