My question is pretty simple: when you first meet Eddie vomiting in the apartment bathroom (ostensibly a visceral reaction to having just killed for the first time), when he is about to leave James says "You be careful Eddie", and Eddie seems about to say something more: "James, I...I.... um..." but then he settles for "You be careful to." I know this is a small moment which may well mean nothing, but its been bugging me a bit: does anyone have an idea or theory about what Eddie wanted to say there? Was he about to confess that he HAD killed the person in the fridge? He seemed to want to say something about himself or on confess some feeling? IDK
Yeah you may be right, unfortunately! It may be subjective. I had a thought that, maybe, James was the only adult Eddie had met in a long time who showed any concern towards him, and who wasn't teasing him. Maybe Eddie was about to express graditude for James not making fun of him, then assumed that would be an odd thing to say.
Another thought is maybe he was going to reveal something about James himself (as both Eddie and Angela seem to somehow know things about James), but then decided against it.
On a side note, I never thought Eddie looked remotely ugly at all. He's got a really endearing and loveable dude-face actually lol.
But in reference to what you said, I think you're onto something there. If it were Angela, I might just consider it stumbling over words, but with him, that's quite likely. It's clear that Eddie grows much more comfortable with violence throughout the course of his stay, but he was mature enough in the beginning to where I could see him revealing it to James. Like, when Laura roasts him, he pretty much just brushes it off, and doesn't attack. In the omitted scene where Laura kicks him, he brushes that off too. Later on, Eddie has spiraled so far that he's eager to head off into the darkness alone. Seeing as how the toilet scene is back when he still had control over his mental state, I'd say yes.