I Came By centers on two graffiti artists, Toby (George MacKay) and Jay (Percelle Ascott). They tour their town, break into the homes of the rich and paint the main message on their walls to show that Jay is telling them their money doesn’t make them invincible.
While working at Sir Hector Blake’s (Hugh Bonneville) home, Jay decides to make her his next target since he is a former judge with too much money. But after Jay finds out he’s having a baby with his girlfriend Naz (Varada Sethu), he aborts the mission and leaves Toby alone.
Toby is doing everything according to plan. However, when he tries to put his graffiti on Hector’s walls, he stumbles upon his deep, dark secret.
What Did Toby Find in Hector Blake’s House?
The first thing Toby sees hidden on Hector’s desk is a series of pictures of a child. He’s supposed to be some kind of barber. But after noticing that the boy in one of those photos has a bloody eye, he panics. He then discovers a large red door hidden behind one of the closets. He looks through the peephole and is visibly shocked.
Hector returns after his home security system warn him of an intruder. Toby barely makes it out alive and tries to tell Jay about the reality of Hector. Jay declines because his pregnant wife is his priority. With no other choice, Toby calls. the police.
They arrive at Hector’s house, look around and find nothing. So, Toby breaks into Hector’s house again. But this time even Hector is prepared for the break-in. Toby goes into the basement, opens the door, and finds a badly injured boy there. Try to escape with him.
However, Hector returns and forces her to return to the cell. Hector pretends to take care of the boy while Toby looks on from his hiding place. He realizes that there is a short window he can go in and knock him out. Hector and rescue the boy. Dare to do what is necessary with a hammer.
However, as he runs into the cell, he slips on the dirt and lands on his face. Hector proceeds to kill him with a bat and throws him and the bat into the oven.
What Is the Reason Behind Hector Blake’s Killings?
After seeing that Lizzie is very concerned about Toby’s “disappearance” and the fact that Toby is nowhere to be found, Jay goes to Hector’s house and steals his mail. He then puts it in Toby’s secret closet and urges Lizzie to make the connection between Toby and Hector and report it to the police. Why does Jay take such a complicated path? Because he’s a black man with multiple police charges against him and Lizzie is a white woman in a white vest.
The police find out Hector’s letter, Sergeant Ella Lloyd (Franc Ashman) compares it to Toby’s last known address and searches Hector’s house. You find the secret room but there is nothing in it. He is arrested for obstructing Lloyd’s investigation. He leaves shortly after because he is the inspector’s best friend. Stressed out by everything that has happened, he goes for a massage.
He invites his Iranian masseur Omid (Yazdan Qafouri), also an illegal immigrant, to his home with a promise to help him with his citizenship application. After drugging him, Hector explains why he is essentially a homophobe and a racist. assassin. He says his father had an affair with a Parsi Indian helper named Ravi. This prompted his mother to commit suicide. His father did not comfort him and instead sent put him to a boarding school. However, when he returned, he attacked Ravi for taking away his and his mother’s position in the family. He says he didn’t kill him. He abused him so much that he felt liberated. and empowered. So yeah, that’s basically why Hector does what he does. He is a classicist, racist, and homophobe with a thirst for blood.
Does Jay Manage to Avenge Toby and Lizzie? Ending Explained
Omid briefly escapes with the help of Lizzie. But Hector catches him again and takes him back to the house and threatens him with his citizenship. By the looks of it, he kills Omid and then targets Lizzie. He discovers that Lizzie is already following him and manages to lure her into his house and attacks her. He gets knocked out by her a few times.
He overpowers her, however, and takes her to the basement. There we see him preparing to burn Omid in the furnace. Lizzie asks him about Toby. And he says he’s already dead and flushed his ashes down the toilet.
As Lizzie cries out in horror, Hector begins to interrupt Omid. A few minutes later we see Lizzie’s driver’s license on fire, implying that Lizzie is dead too. Jay breaks into Hector’s house and finds it completely empty. indicating that it has changed its base. Years go by (this is an assumption based on the growth of Jay and Naz’s son and the fact that they are now an estranged couple). Eventually, Naz shows up to tell him that Hector will be reading his dissertation at the School’s tercentennial celebration.
Jay follows Hector from school to his new home. After making sure he’s asleep, Jay bursts in, intending to kill Hector. But he fails, giving Hector a chance to hurt him. a brutal fight that ends abruptly.
Moments later, we see Jay save Hector’s victim and drive away. Lloyd arrives with the rest of the police and sees Hector taped to the corner of the house with the words “Pass” written on the wall.
Since an important part of “I Came By” shows how privileged white men with something of a “good reputation” in society get away with crime or aggression against minorities, I don’t know if Hector will do that for them imprisonment and killing of people are condemned. Especially since Lloyd used to have him arrested in a reactionary manner and he has now been found tied up in his own home. This may not be a “caught in the act” situation, but that is the ending of the story the film chooses for. Since the title term is also associated with Edge Lord vigilantes, there’s a good chance Hector (or his attorney) can prove it’s his work and get framed.
You could say that this is Anvari’s way of showing that true evil always endures. However, it can be counted as a victory that Jay was able to avenge the deaths of Toby and Lizzie and save one of Hector’s victims. Judging from his call to Naz, he can probably give his wife and son the time and attention they need now that he’s relieved of the guilt that was nagging at him. And maybe that’ll keep Hector on his toes and make him think twice about committing another crime.
Because now he knows that his money and power will not protect him from justice seekers like Jay. I Came By is a 2022 drama thriller film directed by Babak Anvari.