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...Our mystery voyeur?
It's been bugging me for a while now, and I've run across the crime scene (Open Arms Hotel room) over and over again. Something finally jumped out and bit me in the butt. Could Beauty be our camera woman? Think about it.
The photos we find in Lily and Crane's room are all of places that Beauty has been. She lives in close vicinity of them, and wouldn't be noticed if she was walking around and secretly taking pictures. She did hide from Bigby, in episode one, when he was walking up to the apartments. Wouldn't she cast less suspicion if she just normally passed by him? On a second note, she also worked at the hotel when the photo of crane was "supposedly" taken (We have no actual time frame, honestly, of how long Crane was seeing "Snow.")
But that's not really the part that rubs me the wrong way. While you're in the hotel room, with Beauty (After the confrontation with Beast) you begin a dialogue section with her. Now... normally, this seems nothing out of the ordinary, but you have to take a minute to digest the dialogue. Remember the storybook, on the desk? It had a lot of footnotes in it, saying to me that whoever was involved, didn't know much about Snow. I'm sure that the real Ichabod, since he's worked with her for so long, and has an "obsession," would know almost every detail about Snow White, no matter which version of the story it is.
That's not what got me thinking, though. As Bigby analyzes the book, with Beauty (Who mentions that she doesn't want to stay in the room longer than she has to), she begins asking questions about the story. Why she was in the coffin. That the whole book was about Snow White. So on and so forth. Now, I don't know if this is mentioned in the Fable's side of thing, but one thing Beauty says just shoots a big red flag up for me.
When Bigby finds the apple, she inquires about if he thinks it was poisoned. Wait, what? If Beauty didn't know anything about Snow's story, then how did she know about that one detail? On a bit of a limb, when you look at that last picture, you notice a line going through it. It's been stated that it might be an "art style," or a tear in the picture. I don't think it's a tear, as we can see the back of it. Not a rip in sight. Maybe not a tear... but what about a hair? You know, obscuring the lens? If it is, however, I have to shun TTG about the art style on it, seeing as it's covering the white border of the picture (With films, the border wouldn't show anything that the lens would have seen). Beauty's hair would be long enough for this (A lot of the female characters have shorter hair, that wouldn't obscure the lens).
So, what do you guys think? She seemed really quick to agree with Bigby, at his assumptions. She tags the killer as a "He" before she even knows who it is (That might not be important, though, as she could have assumed. But, she said she never seen "Snow" with anyone that night she might have seen her). She stays in the room and eyeballs him, even though she stated she didn't want to be in there. And she knew one detail about Snow's story, although she seemed to be oblivious to it prior to that. A slip up, on her part, maybe? If you can answer that last one, I'd greatly appreciate it. Happy speculating!