All my feels for this episode.
All my feels for this episode.
I’m wondering if these ‘yellow’ and ‘cyan’ universes are only coloured like that for viewers to distinguish between the two or does it mean something more? Considering that the colour of elastic bands that Britten is wearing correspond with the colours of each universe (red and aquamarine, I think)…
You’ve probably figured it out by now, but you’re exactly right. As a matter of fact, when Kyle Killen (the writer) was writing the script, he used a red and green pen to help the other writers and producers distinguish between the realities themselves! I think the filters were beautifully done. If there were no filters, it would have been like watching it on expert mode, to keep track of everything lol
Awake (TV series), 2012.
Fuck you NBC this show is flawless.
well these are pretty much my feels in a nut shell so thank you for putting this together for me
Just when we finally get a straight answer on which one was ‘real’, they go “Just kidding” and proceed to mindfuck us yet again. -_-
I’d hate this show if I didn’t love it so much.
AND NOW IT’S OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVER
Although I did like the ending. Not everything was…
For other readers, *SPOILERS*
I was thinking the third reality too! When the scene with his “Rex reality/green reality” comes to a halt, it’s right one he was telling Dr. Evans that there has to be a way where his family can exist together. It may have been at that moment where his mind takes control, or he enters into an entirely different state of his psychotic breakdown, which is totally possible. I mean Killen did such a good job of creating this character so strongly opposed to letting go of his family that he would exist in two separate realities, so why not a third?
Personally, I always though his Rex Reality would turn out to be the real world. It seemed to me that every time he got a clue for something, it was directly related to the Rex Reality first (unless I’m overlooking something). Especially the episode where he had to coax the bomber out of the mental ward, that kind of made me think that a little harder.
I liked the ending too. I thought for the second season they could play up the Gemini Killer!! WHAT. HAPPENED. TO THAT GUY. This was a character that sounded like he was about to make a solid connection with Michael, which opens up an entirely new realm of what COULD BE! Could other people exist in this type of mental instability? Could they commute consciously in between? Yes, it would have been a bad move for the series if they focused entirely on that character instead of the mental working of Michael, but it could be a potential second season plot line.
What I loved was this idea of a constantly fleeting, intangible notion of “real.” We keep asking ourselves, which is real? Who’s really dead? But by the end of it, we feel exactly how Michael feels: who cares what’s real?? As long as he’s with the one’s he loves, THAT’S his reality, THAT’S what matters. It was beautiful.
The more I read about the producer’s canon versus some of the apparent headcanon that was going around, the more I appreciate this show. There’s so much symbolism with color, characters, and objects. Even the paintings on the walls are clues to the greater mystery. I just love it. GOD!!! Why is…
I was definitely looking forward to a second season. Kyle Killen did a great job with the writing and when he talked about his projections for a second and third season, they sounded promising. But it’s true, a series that doesn’t spoon feed everything to the viewers and requires a little bit of thinking is automatically written off. Not to mention they gave it a shit time slot. Ugh.
THE FUCK IS GOING ON
I just watched it too
did you finish it yet
do you want to talk about it