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  • While there was never any conclusive reasoning given for why Michael was determined to kill Laurie, Nurse Marion (Nancy Stephens) reveals to Dr Loomis that some of Michael's formerly-sealed records have been re-opened, and it is learned that Laurie is Michael's sister, born two years before Michael was committed and adopted by the Strodes after the deaths of their parents two years after Michael's initial 1963 killing spree. This storyline was written exclusively for the sequel when the filmmakers realised to bring Laurie Strode back as a character they would need to give Myers a viable reason to be after her. The writers even went as far as to add new scenes to the previous film just to make it more believable that there was an underlying backstory. The sequel Halloween 6; The Curse of Michael Myers adds some further backstory to this question. Edit

  • Laurie and Dr Loomis take refuge in an operating room, but Michael breaks through the door and stabs Loomis in the abdomen. Crouched against a wall, Laurie tries to pacify Michael by calling his name, but he continues to advance on her, so she shoots him in the eye with Loomis' gun. Blinded, he swings his scalpel wildly but keeps missing his target. Meanwhile, Loomis has gotten to his feet and opened the oxygen jets on the wall. He orders Laurie to run, then says, "It's time, Michael," and strikes his cigarette lighter, causing the oxygen to explode in flames. Crouching outside the room behind a cart, Laurie watches Michael emerge from the flames, his entire body in flames, and continue advancing on her until he suddenly stumbles and falls to the floor. In the final scene, Laurie is loaded into an ambulance and driven away, her face blank to the emotions inside her. Edit

  • The theatrical film, as it stands, does not assign a clear fate for Jimmy. Seeing as he suffered a serious head trauma when he slipped and fell, it's possible that he either dies in the car when he collapses or that he simply lapses into unconsciousness. Making it even more vague is Graham's comment at the conclusion that the body count is "Ten...so far." This would leave it open-ended as to whether or not Jimmy is counted among the dead. In an alternate cut of the film sometimes shown on television, Jimmy definitely survives, as he is shown alive in the ambulance with Laurie at the conclusion. In that alternate version, Graham's line is changed so that he does not give a clear body count. Edit

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