Continuity mistake: When Merrill delivers the final blow to the alien, you see it fall into a table and knock over a single glass of water from the alien's perspective. In the next shot, the top of the table is shown with three tipped glasses. (01:37:40)
The aliens are unable to break into the cellar. Hearing on the radio that the space ships have left Earth, the family emerges. The invaders are seemingly gone, but when Graham and Merrill go into the living room, they are confronted by a stranded alien. It is carrying Morgan and about to shoot deadly gas into his face. Suddenly recalling his wife’s dying words, Graham tells Merrill, a failed semi-pro baseball player, to "swing away." Merrill grabs his old bat from the wall bracket. The threatened alien releases the gas and drops Morgan to the floor. Graham grabs Morgan, who’s having an asthma attack, and rushes outside to give him a life-saving injection. Meanwhile, Merrill attacks the alien with the bat, and after a fierce struggle, kills it. Morgan survives, his asthma preventing him from breathing the poisonous vapor. Graham believes this was God’s way of saving his son. His faith restored, he returns to the pulpit.
Officer Caroline: Merrill... how's work at the gas station?
Trivia: Ray Reddy (the man who accidentally killed Graham's wife), is the writer/director/producer of the film, M. Night Shyamalan.
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