"The Sound of My Handshake"The central mystery depends upon the final handshaking scene. As the film makersintended, the audience is left wandering and debating about the true meaning ofeverything especially whether or not Maggie did arrive from the future. Searching formeaning, where none may exist, and distracted, nay, coaxed along by deliberateambiguous scenes e.g. Abigail's home life, the Department of Justice agent's hotelroom debugging search.For me, the movie works well not because of Maggie's enigmatic charisma, or the KarlRove/Rahm Emanuel man behind the woman, Klaus, or the superfluous mysteries, e.g.Abigail's narcolepsy. The strength of the movie comes from the blunders of the maincharacters.One the hallmarks of every cult is the separation of inductees from friends and familythat they know. Great example is the split between the Asian couple: the wife decidingto stay after her doubting husband is ejected from the group. That is how cults test anddetermine their stranglehold over another person. How far are they willing to abandontheir family and friends for them.Anyone familiar with cults, as Peter is assumed to have known, must take steps to notplay victim to this old ploy. So, that means, you don't go in as a boyfriend/girlfriendcouple but as a solo working in secret tandem. Pre-arrange clandestine meetings so asnot to give yourself away cf. the clever moves two unmarried couple managed to upsetthe brainwork in John Grisham's [i]Runaway Jury[/i].Given Peter's & Lorna's Q-branch resources, even Harriet the Spy would have gatheredmore intel than they did not manage to obtain.Another is the emotional weakness each has, especially Peter. Regardless whether ornot he was a sexual abused child victim, he failed to create an emotional façade toserve as the crumbling wall when the moment came. Like the United States militarybootcamp, cults breakdown people's emotional barriers and persona and rebuilds themup into a new being -- a perfect soldier to fight for the cause.Peter went into this blind.If you are going to infiltrate a group, then you must have your background story setup.