Down The Rabbit Hole I.
by, Jun 17th, 2011 at 06:43 PM (890 Views)
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When the show first caught my attention, I let myself fall into the swirling plot, allowing myself to drift with the current with the hope that it knows where it is taking me. Everything had been simple, straight forward and exciting. Of late, I have found myself wondering: Where is all this leading me? Why is she pregnant? Is there a reason shit went down in Inglewood or was it simply a comfortable scapegoat for the writers? Who the bloody hell is Paul?
These are questions I wish I had not asked myself. Why did all this happen in the first place? Armchair theorists are abundant as well as the oblivious-to-all-but-clicks-and-whistles (I include myself in the latter). Having read many of them, I can honestly say that the majority of the We’re Alive Forums members are intelligent, thoughtful and entertaining. The volumes of theories spread throughout the boards are dizzying. I find myself clicking the little ‘X’ before getting too far through most threads, not out of boredom or disinterest – quite the opposite, in fact. As with the Voodoo Lounge there are times which I have no desire to look in directions in which my mind is not already focused. As such, I had made a promise to myself at the beginning of the writing process for ‘Discovering A Pandemic’ that it would not degrade into rambling dissertation of mine own theories, rather would remain what it was conceived as – thoughts on my journey through the story.
To this end, I wonder where to draw the line? Part of discovering the story is posing the questions raised during the show. If I were to pose my questions to you, does it have an influence on your reaction to the next part of the story? Can I even remember far enough back through the sweeping arcs to sort out what questions or thoughts came to mind as I listened to the early episodes for the first time?
Sure – there are a hundred or so thoughts I'm able to recall, the most prominent would undoubtedly be ‘Will there be longer episodes in the future? Twelve minutes simply is not enough.’
I consider how your theories affect my enjoyment of the following episodes, as I’ve found myself waiting for the inevitable reveal of The Rat, The Assassin, The First Born and Patient Zero. I wonder how much of that is my overactive imagination and how much of it is caused by the overactive imaginations of those surrounding me. I find myself wondering when events will occur and becoming increasingly frustrated with each passing episode that my questions are not answered. Damn you, KC, give us a massive hint about The Rat in the Finale… please.
Inevitably there will be an episode when my pressing questions – our collective questions – will be answered much to either our amazement or bemusement. Perhaps, we will have a reprieve from some of the nagging questions of the last two years, though if season one were an indication of the rest of the series… we are likely to be left with far more questions than answers. It certainly seems to fit with KC’s Modus Operandi – giving us a finale which will surely leave me with a bitter taste in my mouth and an empty spot in my play list throughout the summer months. Something I’m not entirely excited at the prospect of. Nor am I entirely enthused at the idea of Scratch-less months.
So, I bring to a close yet another rambling entry – senseless and dis-interesting as it may be, with these final thoughts:
Your thoughts force my own to churn and smoulder. Your passion for the show reflects my own. We are the fans, and we demand answers.
For now, we’re still here.0 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes, 0 Add to Bug Hunter, 0 Grammar, 0 WAPoints