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HopkinsMedStudent
shambler
(11/1/02 6:18:28 am)
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Why was Samara released from the mental institution?
Its clear to me from the psychiatric tapes that Samara was making zero progress, so my question is why did they release her?

This was, what, 20-30 years ago right? Back in those days it was common to hold someone in an institution for life, even against their own will.

miharu
manipulator of the Virus
(11/1/02 6:24:41 am)
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Re: Why was Samara released from the mental institution?
i believe anna asked for her release, for they only went there for help with her insomnia (the reason the doctor gave, i believe)... their intention was not to keep her locked up.

i guess if a family member admits you, they can get you released as well? i have no idea ^^;

the staff probably had very little idea of samara's malice, they could have been as sympathetic eared as rachel when she viewed that tape.

-miharu

she never sleeps...

SadakoIsEve
manipulator of the Virus
(11/1/02 8:41:29 am)
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Re: Re: Why was Samara released from the mental institution?
Person 1: She's only a child
Person 2: That's no excuse
Person 1: Isn't it?

Rachael
Sadako slave
(11/1/02 9:37:22 am)
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samara...
I found it odd. Especially after going to the official website and seeing a line that said "continue heavy sedation for safety of staff"

They were probably glad to be rid of her.

There is also an excerpt of a letter that references the death of the chief of staff at the institution.

Hmmmmmm.

SadakoIsEve
manipulator of the Virus
(11/1/02 9:40:56 am)
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Re: samara...
Facinateing

mikejonas
manipulator of the Virus
(11/1/02 10:00:33 am)
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Release

I thought the answer was obvious: Richard made them release her. Not because of any sympathy for his daughter, but because he knew what she was capable of and knew that if she were kept for further study, eventually her evil would spread; that's why he stole her files and went to great lengths to cover up her existence. He felt it was better to keep Samara isolated in Moesko Island than out on the mainland where more and more people could learn about her.

SadakoIsEve
manipulator of the Virus
(11/1/02 10:05:31 am)
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Re: Release
That makes sense mikejonas

StarSaucer 
further down the Spiral
(11/1/02 12:50:08 pm)
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Re: Release
Also didn't we determine that Samara did some rather nasty things while in the institution, from reading thru her files on the Ring site?

mikejonas
manipulator of the Virus
(11/1/02 1:02:28 pm)
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Re: Release
Well, you don't get recommended for long-term sedation for being a well-behaved patient. :)

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/1/02 1:06:18 pm)
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Re: Re: Release
Sure you do... Rest well child :)

Isoline
shambler
(11/1/02 8:47:53 pm)
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Re: Re: Release
I think probably the simplest answer to why she was released is because Anna loved her. Anna probably convinced Richard to help spring her from the asylum and then they took her home to deal with her on their own terms. Better that than allow her to live and languish in such depressing, clinical and unfeeling environment, where she would only live as a chemically saturated vegatable right?

Anna's actions were no better but in the end, she probably thought she was releasing her daughter from a horrid life. Remember, she's a horse breeder, and when a horse is suffering they shoot the horse, don't they? Okay, I'm not serious about the very last part but I couldn't resist.

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/1/02 8:52:25 pm)
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Re: Re: Re: Release
But the logic there