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At the end of the movie we see Sheriff Ed Tom enter the hotel room where Llewelyn Moss was killed. He sees that the lock was "punched" out similar to the lock on Llewelyn's trailer. So, we can assume that Chigurh had entered the room at some point (there is further evidence by the opened vent). But what evidence is there that Chigurh is in the room at the moment that Ed Tom enters the room?

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He's in the room next door.

If you watch the scene again, Tommy Lee Jones notices the lock is destroyed and then proceeds to clear the room. The scene then cuts to Chigurh in another room of the motel listening to the sheriff and watching his movements as shadows through the destroyed lock of the door leading to the adjoining room.


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Thanks for the link! When I first watched this, the scene seemed to imply to me that Chigurh was in the room Sheriff Ed Tom was entering. But your explanation makes more sense for the scene. – richieaj Jan 3 '14 at 21:42

He was in the closet..Sheriff Ed Tom comes out of the bathroom but never checks the closet across from him...

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Welcome to the site. You should consider expanding your answer with more details and with references if you have them. Short answers like this without anything to back them up are usually frowned upon. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Sep 24 '13 at 1:38

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