Tino, I agree it isn't certain, but all the filmic language seems to indicate that is what Ray Ferrier did. Kill a man to save his daughter. What a terrible choice, the second of terrible choices for Ferrier in a short period of time. I think the Robbins bit went on too long. We got that he was a dangerous nut (dangerous in terms of creating a bad situation for Ray and his daughter) much earlier than Ray did. As for them not explaining the red weed...the audience is only allowed to know what Ray knows As for the ending, I agree with Seth. I don't think it's awful, but it's jarring seeing everything look fine, and Robbie coming out. Take care, Chuck EDIT: Also for Tino Well, Spielberg is tied for number #1. I know one other director equally as talented with intensity, action direction, and VFX direction, who can also spin some human drama into unexpected places - but he ain't made a film in 8 years! So SS gets the nod.