The group sees that Les's car starts and start thinking that he could be the alien.
All by itself. He wasn't anywheres near it. It started all by itself.
How come his car just up and started like that?
Theme: Pointing fingers at people doesn't solve problems.
And he never did come out to look at that thing that flew overhead. He wasn't even interested.
A woman points at Charlie after the lights in his house turn on even though he was with them when it happened.
Charlie...Charlie...the lights went on in your house. Why did the lights just go on?
What about it, Charlie? How come you're the only one with lights now?
That's what I'd like to know.
Charlie thinks that Tommy is the alien since he supposedly knew for sure that one of the neighbors was an alien.
That's crazy! That's crazy! He's a little boy.
It's...it's the kid. It's Tommy. He's the one!
But he knew! He was the only one who knew! He told us all about it. Well, how did he know? How could he have known?
In the teleplay "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, one of the main themes is pointing fingers at people doesn't solve problems. When Les tries starting his car and it doesn't work he gets out of the car and goes inside of his house. All of a sudden the car starts and the group of neighbors starts believing he is the alien. They could have been reasonable and thought that this was an opportunity to drive to the police station and see what happened with the electricity. In another scene a woman accuses Charlie when the lights turn on in his house. This supports the theme because instead of being happy that there is a household with electricity the woman instead points her finger at Charlie. In the last scene, Charlie believes Tommy is the alien since he "knew" one of the neighbors was an alien even though the story was from a comic book he read. These adults believed a thirteen year old boy's theory of aliens wiping out all of the electricity in the neighborhood instead of trying to find a way to get it back on. In conclusion, pointing fingers at people doesn't solve problems because the time used to accuse people of being aliens could have been used to try and bring back the electricity.