Can anyone explain the actions of Moss (Josh Brolin) when he's running from Chigurh (Javier Bardem)?
He rents a room, hides the money in an air duct, rents an adjoining room, and then goes out to buy tent equipment to create a long device to retrieve the bag.
He does all this before discovering the tracking device in the bag.
Now at this time, he knows Chigurh is following him, but he doesn't know about the tracking device, so he has no reason to expect he'll find him so soon. When he goes out to buy the tent pipes, what is his plan exactly? If he plans to hide the bag in the duct and run away and retrieve the bag later, why rent two rooms then? If he plans to retrieve the bag now, what's the point? Wouldn't his time be better spent getting away as far as possible from Chigurh?
It's as if he expected Chigurh to come to his room at the exact same time when he went out. Even if he could somehow predict that, shouldn't his plan focus on capturing/ killing Chigurh rather than hiding his money and retrieving it from another room, which was not even risk-free, I might add.