Absolutely true. I could see Benoit filling the void left by Harlan. But everything with Ransom seemed entirely OS to me after the reveal.
Certainly. But do you think that was Rian Johnson's intent when writing the story? "I'm going to write a story about a girl who vomits when she lies?"
I'll just lay my cards out here. (Confession: Read the script but haven't seen the movie yet. I know, I know...)
It seemed to me that the intent was you have this poor-ish, daughter of an illegal immigrant who works for a family of conniving, two-faced liars and cheats.
They keep telling her she's one of them and part of the family. At the same time, they're hiding their contempt and racism toward because they all suck up to their rich father.
At the end she turns around her situation (gets the house, the wealth, assures her mother can't be deported) by becoming "one of them".
I don't think Harlan, Ransom, or the family (who I think are the group IC) go through any huge change. I think Marta learns to be like them.
Just my two cents.