M.E., on 02 June 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:
Do you think that what she saw at the end of the show was a residual affect from Reverie, or maybe it was from drug & alcohol withdrawal?
Niko, on 04 June 2018 - 07:11 AM, said:
The moment at the end with the device apparently doing some sort of augmented reality hack to her brain is also a pretty good hook. Curious how far that goes.
The obvious question has to be asked of course (as always with this premise):
Did she really wake up?
This is probably not that kind of story, but can't be ruled out. In that scenario, succeeding at rescuing that patient is what she wanted to happen
, and so the software created that reality. But that would lead to all kinds of other questions, like the others talking about her EEG, which we saw, but not from her perspective. So then you have to re-check that
conversation, to see if it was explicitly expressed in that conversation that she was awake, or if only we
Like I said, this is probably not that story, and it's way too much of a rabbit hole, but there it is.
, the other possibilities are:
1) The technology glitching for some reason, and activating while she is awake. (Either because of the prototype upgrade, or some result of her mental / emotional state, or some psychological or neurological reason, etc etc.)
2) The technology triggered a previously dormant underlying mental condition, that was already waiting to happen, and now she is hallucinating on her own.
3) Major questions about why the Niece appeared in the first place, either in the dream or
in reality. The software was not programmed to show anything relating to her
in the first place!
Also possibly related, they mentioned that she moved through training particularly fast, learning how to interact with and manipulate
the virtual scenarios with unusual ease! Is she too
good at that, and now her subconscious is creating scenarios, without them being programmed??
Also, I am going to put a quote here from the transcript
, for reference:
I finished reviewing Mara Kint's EEG.
Who ordered that?
He wanted me to take a look at a spike in the middle of her session, but that's not what has me concerned.
There were other markers, things that could potentially indicate an underlying psychiatric disorder.
Ok, so the "spike in the middle" is obviously when she spotted her niece. But what do we make of this "underlying psychiatric disorder"? Is this completly unrelated to the tech and discovered coincidentally? Or pre-existing but triggered / activated by the interface? Or completly caused by it???
Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 05 June 2018 - 04:00 PM.