Here’s a question. Remember this exchange between Dixon and his mother on P.56:

You wanna watch yourself.

Or you’ll do what?

Blow your goddam head off.

Then on P.82:

DIXON puts the phone back in its cradle. Looks at the gun in
his arms. Leaves it on his bed. He looks in on his sleeping

Does ANYONE think it’s remotely possible that Dixon did, in fact, blow his mother’s head off with that shotgun he was holding? She basically tormented him throughout the story. And if not, do you think McDonagh at least wanted to suggest the POSSIBILITY it could have happened?

I doubt it, but…

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