Todd’s moral progression
Okay so if you have watched the whole show, you know exactly what Todd is hiding from Amanda specifically, and this is obviously what this scene above is referring to. But I like how this has been visually indicated. The shot of Todd show the camouflage jacket behind his left shoulder, which symbolises the lies he is hiding, camouflaging into his life, into his dialogue. The jacket is also placed behind Todd’s left shoulder, which could also be representative of Todd’s “bad side” as the left hand side can be symbolic of the devil, or sin, and Todd is clearly making a bad decision here by lying.
So comparing the camouflage jacket shot and the shot where Todd ‘confesses’ to Amanda in episode six. Now the background shows a window with bright light coming through over Todd’s right shoulder, his symbolic “good side”, as the right shoulder is a person’s “angelic” side, and the bright, pure light represents this.
Though I definitely don’t think this has to do with religion, it shows Todd’s moral progression throughout the show, and he is no longer hiding behind a camouflage of lies, and is open with his flaws. They are clear now as the light is shone upon them. These two shots show the scared, morally ambiguous and shady side to Todd (also shown by the low level lighting in the first shot) and the brave, honest and true side of Todd and it’s kinda beautiful.