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Hi, first post here, I just played ep. 1 and I thought I would share my "notebook" where I collected everything that seemed relevant and tried to give some interpretations and theories. If you have anything to had, don't hesitate.
The Wolf Among Us Notebook
"These lips are sealed" Faith x2 then latter on "These lips are sealed" Magic mirror.
Woodsman owed money to Faith.
“Fables are hard to kill” (could mean Faith and Snow are not actually dead somehow).
"Hey, you like my ribbon?" Seems weird and out of place. Trying to say something? (especially considering the ribbon is latter found in her mouth, leads to believe it’s somehow very important).
"I feel like we've met before" Bigby = possible hint at something.
"I won't be doing this for long." (What could it mean? Trying to escape her situation? FableTown? Somehow knows she is going to die? Maybe the killer wants to punish her for trying to escape...) Thanks to ViralType for pointing this out.
Beauty is hiding from Beast and is late for something. Beast is worried about Beauty: "Something is going on". Something is going on between the two but it doesn’t seem to have any link to the case for now.
Grimble is always asleep at the desk (does not see or hear people coming in or out?)
No mail for a week.
Bigby's nametag keeps falling.
BlueBeard's file is on Bigby's desk. BlueBeard did kill women, but not in this fashion (would always marry them first. + why would he expose his crimes like that? Especially on the Woodlands' doorstep, where he lives, he would risk attracting unnecessary attention to himself and putting his wealth and influence at risk.)
Ginger in hallway, weird encounter (doesn’t seem to serve any purpose).
Snow found Faith, no one else saw her (according to Snow).
Ribbon in her mouth with ring->symbol related to her family. Why place this in her mouth? Maybe the killer wants us to find out who she is, maybe her story/family has something to do with why the killer kills.
Neck cut: “something very sharp, or with magic attached to it”. The Woodsman's axe has magic attached (druid blessing). The Vorpal Sword (seen in symbol book) is magical. Lawrence’s knife is qualified by Bigby as “sharp”.
Blood trail from an hour ago near the head.
Blue scrap of fabric (jeans) doesn't match Snow's dress.
Blood on fence is still wet. Blood could come from killer or Faith’s head.
Mayor Cole is gone. (reason?)
Ginger guy and Gren in the line, Gren is very angry.
Suspect #1= pimp. (She seemed afraid, Woodsman is another potential suspect).
Ichabod Crane is an asshole.
-Strength. Wiki: “The modern interpretation of the card stresses discipline and control.”
-Tower. Wiki: “To some, it symbolizes failure, ruin and catastrophe. To others, the Tower represents the paradigms constructed by the ego; the Tower is struck by lightning when reality does not conform to expectation.”
-Ten of swords. Wiki: “The Ten of Swords is the grimmest card in the deck, more destructive and reminiscent of death than the Death card itself. Again, the dark clouds depicted above the person signify despair and a terribly bleak situation. However, any real death or destruction, like all things, may not be permanent. There is hope regardless of the situation: the golden sky in the distance suggests that this is the worst the situation could possibly be, and that things will only improve.”
Red riding hood didn't make it out of the Homelands.
Mirror can show Faith's father who's dead but can't show Faith because of “powerful magic”->Why would the corpse’s location be hidden when we already have the head? Wouldn't the killer have gotten rid of the body? Maybe Faith isn’t actually dead and her location is concealed.
Someone is looking through the Woodsman's stuff.
A Tweedle wanted something the Woodsman had (Maybe the axe since it may be related to the murder (see above) or maybe something that involves the Tweedles in the murder and the Woodsman got somehow?)
"I'm sorry" Faith to Lawrence. (About what?).
Bigby: "Who did this to you?" Lawrence: "Faith" (could not be realizing what he is saying or what the question was because of his dying state).
Lot of unopened mail.
Knife with blood (sharp).
Gun was fired at least a week ago (means Dee is lying about Lawrence shooting himself in front of him). This could mean someone else shot Lawrence (Dee?) or he shot himself a week ago and it took him that long to die (“Fables are hard to kill”) (That would explain all the unopened mail).
However there are two wounds, one in the head and one in the chest, so that could mean he both attempted suicide AND was shot, probably one 1 week after the other, and two guns (one not found) are probably involved. (Thanks to Schifferay for helping clarify this point)
Blood splashed on the bed but someone closed the bed panel afterwards.
"Never meant to hurt you, can’t endure knowing that I have" Lawrence to Faith. How did he hurt her?
“Bullet passed through chair, angle works if he shot himself” but what was the knife for? It has blood on it but doesn’t seem to have served any purpose. If someone else shot Lawrence maybe he tried to defend himself with it. Maybe it was used to cut Faith’s head.
Dee says Lawrence shot himself when he told him Faith was dead (But we’ve established he is lying, so what is he hiding? Did he shoot Lawrence?).
Who is the Tweedles' employer? (The pimp? BlueBeard?).
They seem to be investigating the case as well but not be the perpetrators (though they very well may be strongly involved).
Suspect #2= pimp. (Still seems like the only likely suspect though we don’t know anything about him yet.)
Snow makes enemies, as she refuses lots of people who need help.
Pimp-looking man outside of Trip Trap.
Matchbook on the bar (Same as the one at the Woodsman’s? Not surprising since Woody is a Trip Trap regular).
Woodsman is violent but not methodical like the killer seems to be and he seems sincere when he says he didn't kill her.
Holly's sister went missing.
Gren is extremely angry at the system/Bigby/Snow.
Why did Dee arrive at the Trip Trap after Bigby when he had a leading start on him? What did he do before going to the bar and where is Dum?