Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hindsight: Episode 3

3. I Never...
Becca’s purple Doc Martens prediction comes true, convincing Lolly a bit further about her I’m-from-the-future alibi. Lolly asks her how Andy’s kiss was like, and she cites the kiss in The Notebook, which wouldn’t come out until a decade later. Her future knowledge still keeps a wedge between Lolly and Jamie, though. Jaime bonds with Lolly’s boss over pot and film. Andy apologizes about the kiss, saying he doesn’t want to throw away the eight months he and Melanie (Jessy Hodges) have had together so far. Lolly suggests that maybe a one-night stand is what Becca needs to celebrate the new her, and so they head to the bar, but she just can’t find a good match. She and Lolly end up fighting because she refuses to tell her exactly what ended their friendship in the future. Both of them end up getting laid, and meet the morning after at the same bar. Lolly says that she’s fine not knowing why they are no longer friends in the future, but asks her to promise that she won’t let it happen in that timeline.

So I guess that is one of the complications. When Becca’s cousin Phoebe (Liz Holtan) tags along for their girls’ night out, she misses that one blind date that would have worked out, the one with her future husband. But before the episode ends, the two meet again anyway, by chance. It’s no longer the exact same story, but the outcome would probably still be the same. That’s good, because it contributes to the establishment of the show’s main premise, which is destiny versus free will. Can Becca really change the future by editing not just her past, but everybody else’s? Or will this be like any other film we’ve seen before where everything is already predestined, and this trip to the past is just a plot device utilized for character development? Such theme is always thought-provoking and gets you thinking, although I think this show will end predictably. After all, if she ends up changing the future, what message does that give us? But yeah, I am still enjoying the ride, and the future references!

All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow)
This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)

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