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Ok now that you are telling me about the remake I know for sure I never saw it lol you want to come over to my
place we can watch it together under a big blanket when it gets to scary we can hide under it
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Anne Marie Wilkes Dugan, usually known as Annie Wilkes, is a fictional character and the antagonist in the 1987 novel
Misery, by Stephen King. In the 1990 film adaptation of the novel, Annie Wilkes was portrayed by Kathy Bates, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her
portrayal. The American Film Institute included Annie Wilkes (as played by Bates) in their "100 Heroes and Villains" list, ranking her as the 17th
most iconic villain (and the seventh-most iconic villainess) in film history.
Wilkes was born in Bakersfield, California and graduated from the University of Southern California nursing school in 1966. After several years of working
in hospitals across the country, she settled in a remote portion of Colorado's Western Slope.
Wilkes saves the protagonist, Paul Sheldon, when he is crippled in a car accident and takes him to her home to convalesce. She fawns over Sheldon, a
writer of romance novels starring her favorite literary character, Misery Chastain; she professes to be his "number one fan", and even says she
loves him. This, and the fact that she does not seem in a hurry to take him to a hospital, makes Sheldon uneasy. Sheldon has studied psychological disorders
as part of his research for the series, and suspects early on that Wilkes is mentally unstable.
Wilkes is enraged when she discovers Sheldon killed off Misery at the end of the latest Misery novel. She holds him captive in her home and
subjects him to a series of physical and psychological tortures, including forcing him to burn the only copy of a novel he felt would put him back on track
as a writer. She also forces him to write a new novel bringing Misery back to life. In one of the film's most infamous scenes, she breaks his ankles with
a sledgehammer to stop him from escaping. In the book she chops off his foot with an axe and cauterizes it with a blowtorch, and later cuts off one of his
thumbs when he complains about a missing letter on his typewriter.
Sheldon finds Wilkes' old scrapbook and learns the disturbing details of her life. She was married to Frank Dugan, a physical therapist, but he left
her a year later, citing "mental cruelty." While serving as head maternity nurse at a Boulder, Colorado hospital, several infants in her care died
under mysterious circumstances. She was tried for their deaths, but acquitted for lack of evidence. However, the press - which called her "the Dragon
Lady" - strongly implied that she was in fact guilty. Sheldon also learns that she killed several patients at other hospitals where she worked, but no
one noticed because they were either very sick or suffered debilitating injuries beforehand. She also killed her childhood neighbors and their father, her
own father, her college roommate and a hitchhiker she once slept with - in total, almost 40 people.
Believing that he is Wilkes' next murder victim, Sheldon writes the new novel as she wants. Wilkes then says they should "celebrate" the new
novel in a murder-suicide. Sheldon pretends to go along with it, but then sets the manuscript ablaze. While Wilkes tries to put the fire out, Sheldon
overpowers her by throwing his typewriter into her back and choking her with the pages of his book. In the film, he chokes her with pages of the burnt novel.
In the novel, he chokes her with blank pages which she believes to be the book; in reality, the real novel was hidden from sight and was later published.
She ultimately dies of a fractured skull; Sheldon is then rescued by police. In the book, she fractures her skull when she slips and falls on the mantle
of the guest room bed. When the police go in to search the bedroom where Wilkes is believed to have died, they find it empty. It is later revealed that,
despite being mortally wounded, she managed to escape the bedroom and died in her barn with her hands on a chainsaw, which she presumably intended to use on
Sheldon. In the movie, Sheldon kills her by ramming a metal statue of her pet sow pig, named Misery after his stories into her face.
Annie Wilkes is a cunning, brutal and dangerously disturbed woman who hides her psychosis behind a cheery facade. In the novel, she frequently maims
herself during her bouts with depression. She has an unhealthy obsession with romance novels, particularly Sheldon's Misery series. She often
has difficulty in differentiating between these novels and reality. She is also intensely (almost fanatically) religious.
She abhors profanity, to the point that she will fly into fits of rage if it is used in front of her. She instead expresses anger with childishly strange
words and phrases like "cockadoodie," "dirty bird," "dirty birdie," "oogie," and "rooty-patooties." In the
novel, however, she lets more conventional profanities slip on occasion. Also, in both the novel and the film, she calls Sheldon a "lying
cocksucker" after he burns the manuscript to Misery's Return.
Incurably paranoid and depressed, she thinks everyone is persecuting her and frequently has unexpectedly violent tantrums over insignificant matters. For
instance, when Paul complains that the paper she originally bought him is smudge-prone, she hits his still-healing knee (with her bare hands in the novel and
with the packet of paper in the movie).
The novel hints that she may suffer from bipolar disorder and/or a particularly severe case of paranoid schizophrenia. In a special feature on the
collectors' edition DVD, forensic psychologist Reid Meloy said that Wilkes' personality is a virtual catalogue of psychological disorders. According
to Meloy, Wilkes suffers from bipolar disorder, a severe personality disorder and (owing to her apparent pleasure at seeing people harmed or killed)
sadomasochism. He also believes her profile is typical of people who stalk celebrities.
In his commentary on the film available on the DVD, director Rob Reiner notes that Wilkes' killing spree is loosely based on that of Genene Jones, a
nurse who is believed to have killed as many as 50 children who were in her care over a two-year period.
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(Daniel Mays) appears as the main antagonist of the third series, as an officer sent from the Discipline and Complaints Department (D&C) to assess Fenchurch East CID as part of Operation Countryman. During episode one, Keats quietly vows to Hunt that he will "dismantle the station around him" and that he knows "what Hunt really did", along with informing Alex Drake that he'll "help her" and that he knows "what she is going through".
Upon finding that Drake requested old files and statements regarding the death of Sam Tyler, Keats informs Drake that he thinks Hunt killed Tyler. Keats also claims in his debut episode to have an extensive knowledge of the Bible. During episode two, Keats tries to drive a wedge between Hunt and his team. He does this by managing to convince Sharon Granger to resign and convinces Ray Carling to risk his life to make up for "mistakes made in the past". The true extent to which he is willing to take his vendetta is revealed when, upon discovering the badly-injured Viv James in the aftermath of a prison riot, he actually watches James die, placing a hand either side of his head, rather than attempt to provide medical assistance, Keats claiming that James was dead when he found him to increase the negative impression of Hunt he has been trying to create. In the final episode it is strongly implied that Keats is in fact the devil, a detail confirmed by the writers and actor in an interview on the BBC website . As he calls the lift (the door code to which is 666) to transport Ray, Chris and Shaz to a better place, one can hear some screams from where the lift came from and the lift comically says "Lift Going Down". He also attempts to corrupt Ray, Chris and Shaz into abandoning Gene and joining him (a choice that, it is implied, would have seen them taken down to hell, a detail again confirmed by the writers in an interview on the BBC website ), but they refuse and, along with Alex, "go to the pub", passing on from their lives in the 1980s. Defeated, Keats slinks away, but not before remarking that he and Gene will see one another again, likely meaning that Keats intends to keep trying to turn the next officers to enter Gene's world against him.
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