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Awake "Turtles All The Way Down" S1E13 5/24/2012

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by martinp13, May 25, 2012.

  1. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Here's an interview where the creator says the whole thing was not a dream. It also said the ending was per design.

    http://www.tv.com/news/awake-q-and-a-creator-kyle-killen-explains-the-finale-and-more-28770/
     
  2. Family

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    He says in the article that the season ended exactly as they had planned. If that's the case then I agree... it is clear this was not a dream. But if a series finale was intentionally written this way then that was my interpretation.
     
  3. Craigbob

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    Interesting finale. A few thoughts, Vega in the Penguin suit: A Penguin is a bird, his partner in the red universe was nicknamed Bird...Bird = Bird?

    Perhaps he is still trapped in the car and both universes are a dream/possible outcome of the accident.

    THE entire season was him putting the pieces together for himself as to the cause of teh accident.
     
  4. robojerk

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    Just finished the episode with the wife. I haven't read any interviews yet so here's my theory. He was in a coma the whole time, then at the end was him dying (seeing weird stuff), sees his family(heaven?), then dies(closes his eyes). That closed the story up for me.
     
  5. ElJay

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    I always figured his entire family is dead but now he's simply created a third dream world where both survived.
     
  6. Boston Fan

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    The interviews linked to in this thread were highly enlightening. Too bad we'll not get the chance to see some of those ideas play out. Still a satisfying, albeit far too brief, ride.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Really enjoyed is series. Also enjoyed Sepinwall's interview with Killen. He put a lot of thought into the show, and I like that he didn't spell it out for us, but instead left it for the viewer to interpret. I think he was close to making a breakthrough that would have resulted in him having to accept the death of his wife, so he sunk deeper into the psychosis and created a word where there was no loss at all. Would have been interesting to see where they went with that.
     
  8. DouglasPHill

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    This was a great series, every ep was well written, well acted. But, I did not enjoy the final ep. It was rushed and made no sense to me. I feel like the writers did a Bobby Ewing and decided "ok, ah we really can't explain him going back and forth between red world blue world so lets just say everything was a dream. Oh I know, and then lets have him have a dream in a dream. Yeah thats good....."
     
  9. Boston Fan

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    Read the interviews with the creator for a much different take. He makes some very clear statements about the idea that this could in any way have been a dream. After reading the interviews I am even more disappointed about Awake's cancellation. It was on the brink of moving from highly entertaining to greatness.
     

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