Updated on Mar 28, 2019. Posted on Mar 27, 2019

    This Mind-Blowing Theory About The Son From "Us" Will Change The Way You See The Whole Movie

    I'm going to watch this again immediately.

    If you're anything like me, you've probably spent every night since you saw Jordan Peele's new movie Us lying awake, half because you're terrified, and half because you can't stop thinking about all the questions it left unanswered.

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    Of course, since the movie came out, the internet has been overrun with discussions of hidden details and fan theories that may explain the movie's craziness.

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    But one theory in particular has me shaken to my core, and I need to tell you everything about it. Buckle up, because you're in for a ride.

    I feel like it's obvious, but if not, here's your fair warning: 🚨🚨🚨 THIS POST WILL CONTAIN A LOT OF SPOILERS FOR JORDAN PEELE'S US (2019). PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. 🚨🚨🚨

    Today we are here to explore a fan theory focusing on Jason — the young son of the family at the centre of Us — and his doppelgänger (or tether), who's known as Pluto.

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    If you've seen the movie, you'll know it ends with the revelation that Adelaide — played by Lupita Nyong'o — isn't who we thought she was.

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    In fact, the real Adelaide was captured by her own doppelgänger as a little girl and trapped in underground tunnels with the rest of the tethered. The doppelgänger then lives her fantasy of a life above ground, and we discover that the woman we've been rooting for all along was, in actuality, Adelaide's supposedly evil tether.

    This is very complicated to explain, but if you've seen the movie, you'll understand, and if you haven't — well, I told you there'd be spoilers.

    Where does Jason come into this, you ask? Well.

    "I believe the summer before the movie takes place," writes Reddit user hoopsterben, "the boy and his 'tethered' also switched places."

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    The theory posits that this may have happened when Jason got trapped in the closet of the family's beach home the previous year, though some people think it could've happened years earlier, explaining the little boy's ability to speak fluent English and his doppelgänger's inhuman way of moving.

    If you're not quite convinced yet, allow the internet to provide you with some evidence.

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    First of all, when we see Jason playing on the beach, he's not building sandcastles or digging holes as a regular little boy would — he's digging tunnels. Like the underground tunnels the tethered have lived in all their lives.

    After the family's fateful trip to the beach, the boy draws a (super creepy) picture of his encounter with the man who has 11:11 carved into his head. When the young Adelaide — who we now know was really Adelaide's tether — returned, refusing to speak, from her own traumatic encounter at the beach, she was also taught to draw pictures to express herself.

    We also know the tethered were created as a sort of experiment intended to control the humans living above ground.

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    So, if the doppelgängers have some kind of control over their above-ground counterparts, that would explain why Jason was able to control his "tether" — forcing him to walk backwards into the fire — and not the other way around.

    The main evidence for the theory, however, comes from the exceedingly creepy final shot of Adelaide and Jason exchanging looks while driving away from their nightmare vacation in Santa Cruz.

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    "At the end, he has realised that his mother, at one point, has also switched bodies," the Redditor writes. "She gives him a look, almost like, 'I also know what you know', and then he puts on his mask, as a symbol of the masks they will now wear for the rest of their lives."

    Another user suggests the rabbit Jason rescued from the underground tunnel is also an indication that he, himself, is a tether who belongs underground.

    Whether this theory is true or not, I think we can all agree that it's totally wild — and I'll be watching the movie a million more times to see what else I can pick up.

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    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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