sewhite2000 wrote:The EW podcast has been terrific. I've been listening to it every week.
I saw an article on TVGuide.com which claimed a new theory has been "exploding all over the Internet". Here's the theory: the "Chuck" referenced by Audrey is actually Richard. Chuck is a familiar variation on Charles, so this theory claims his real name is Richard Charles Horne or Charles Richard Horne, and that he's the son of Charlie and Audrey. Audrey says Chuck stole a truck, and we know Richard was driving a stolen truck.
I'm just throwing that out there, since I heard it. Not saying I endorse it. Actually, I think the theory is kind of week. First of all, Ben said Richard had "no father", so it seems unlikely that Charlie, who's still alive and appears, for better or worse, to still be a big part of Audrey's life, would have been an absent father. Also, why would Richard have the last name Horne instead of Charlie's last name? Using his mother's last name? Again, seems unlikely Richard would use his mother's last name if his father has always been around and is still part of his mother's life. (Also, the theory accepts Audrey's is Richard's mother, which still hasn't been definitively stated).
I was a little annoyed the article claimed the theory was "all over the Internet" when I hadn't heard anyone from here mention it! Surely, this is one of if not the largest forum where fans of the show gather!
Yep - I saw that article and had the same thoughts. Also, Charlie's last name is oddly left out of the credits. The only way this would jive with what Ben said is if Charlie somehow didn't conform to Ben's idea of what a father should be and this is equivalent to not having a father at all to him. I'm not sold on the idea of Richard being Audrey's son just yet - yes, it is starting to look that way, but I still wonder if it might be some sort of misdirection.