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    21 "Behind Her Eyes" Hints And Clues You Might Have Missed

    All the clues that hinted at THAT ending. Warning: Contains spoilers.

    Warning: This post contains spoilers for Behind Her Eyes.

    Behind Her Eyes has a big twist that a lot of people are talking about — but there are many little moments that hint at it in the lead-up to the final episode.

    Adele and Rob walk through a garden on her estate laughign together
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    If you haven't watched the show, we basically find out that a character named Adele can astral-project and years earlier switched bodies with a character named Rob, a heroin addict she met while grieving the death of her parents. Rob-in-Adele murdered Adele-in-Rob and went on to marry her partner, David. In the present, Rob-in-Adele switches bodies with Louise, the woman David is having an affair with, and Rob-in-Louise murders Louise-in-Adele and goes on to marry David AGAIN.

    Here's everything I spotted that hints at what's to come...

    1. There's a blue-light orb in the title card.

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    Behind the trees — the place where Adele-in-Rob was murdered, and Rob's happy place through which he accesses "the door" that allows him to astral-project — you can see Rob's blue orb floating across the screen.

    2. Adam's night-light changes from green to blue.

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    Adam's night-light appears to be watching over him, and several times over the course of the series, we can see it change from green — Louise's orb color — to blue — Rob's. It foreshadows the way Rob will take over Adam's mother's body.

    3. We see Rob-in-Adele astral-project early on, although we don't know it at the time.

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    There's a hint of the forest, where Rob accesses the door, and in the next scene with Louise and David, the camera is angled from above and moving — as if floating, showing us Rob's perspective.

    4. In fact, in most scenes with David and Louise after this, there are shots from above, indicating that Rob is watching.

    Louise and David in her apartment, viewed from above
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    5. In one of the later scenes, we can faintly see the blue light that is Rob's orb surrounding his point of view.

    David and Louise are viewed from above with faint blue light in the frame
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    6. We learn that Rob's orb is blue when we see him and Adele astral-project together for the first time. Adele's real orb is pink.

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    This is one of the biggest signs before the actual reveal that present-day Adele is really Rob.

    7. Reinforcing their orb colors, Louise almost always wears green and has green decor in her home, while Adele is often surrounded by the color blue and also wears the color — often in combination with pink, possibly hinting at the combination of "Adele" with Rob.

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    8. The body switch with Louise is hinted at in a casual conversation about how she'll change Adele's life.

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    9. We don't realize it at the time, but the way Adele meticulously scopes out Louise's apartment indicates her intentions to astral-project and watch her.

    Adele looks around Louise's apartment
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    10. We never see any flashbacks in which Rob doesn't appear — they're always from Rob's point of view, showing his memories and not Adele's.

    Rob sits in a tree
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    11. In the flashbacks, Adele hints at her "sleep" problems. We later learn that she is actually "traveling" — i.e., astral-projecting.

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    12. Flashback Adele — the real Adele — is a very different person from present-day Adele, who is actually Rob. Adele is kind and caring, trusting and generous — the exact opposite of how we see Rob-in-Adele behaving throughout the series.

    Adele says "you can trust people"
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    It's easy to recognize something is "off" with her, but it's unclear what it is or why until we learn the truth.

    13. There are actually repeated instances of Adele talking about her life in a way that doesn't match up with what we know of her — but does match up with Rob.

    Adele holds Louise's hand and says "when I was younger, I had terrible night terrors"
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    For instance, Rob is the one who experienced night terrors growing up, not Adele.

    14. The elaborate meals that Adele cooks for David are also a hint — Rob is the one who had excellent cooking skills, not Adele.

    Adele sits at a dining table and says "I made dinner" as David stands in the doorway
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    15. There's also Adele's heroin use in the present, which is a great flashing neon sign that she's actually Rob.

    Adele sits in front of a box containing drug paraphernalia
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    16. In the flashbacks, after Rob has possessed Adele, we see her behaving as he did — such as hiding by the entryway as David arrives at the estate.

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    17. The way Adele (who is now Rob) describes Rob's life is also a callback to his original descriptions of how shitty it is.

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    18. And from the moment Rob inhabits Adele's body, David has difficulty looking in her eyes.

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    The title is Behind Her Eyes, after all — clearly the truth lies there, even if David doesn't quite realize what it is.

    19. Meanwhile, Rob in the flashbacks repeatedly references his obsession with Adele and everything about her and her life, and how he'd love to switch with her.

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    20. He even explicitly refers to Adele as an "escape" from his life, foreshadowing what he will do.

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    21. Finally, just before they switch bodies, Adele gives Rob a nice box to keep his drug paraphernalia in, and he comments that it's "something to remember you by," hinting at his sinister intentions.

    Rob sits in a bath while Adele crouches next to the bath
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