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Comrade Fakename
Feb 13, 2012




People who live in nicely furnished, spacious houses, have no problems with healthcare, and express no financial concerns about missing a great deal of work or even being fired: “struggling poverty”.

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Comrade Fakename
Feb 13, 2012




DaveKap posted:

First, if there was any reason we were supposed to think Alma actually is schizo, it's completely thrown out the window due to the 2 scenes where she actually used her powers in a way that other people could understand. The security guard who lost her sister and the mom's secret that she was in dad's lab. As such, without reconciliation of what we witnessed in these two cases, there is no way that we can perceive Alma as a mentally unstable person or question our views of what we've been watching. I don't think the show was ever trying to do that but if it was, if anyone saw it that way, or if they ever took it there, let it be known that there are 2 moments that would need reconciliation.

Those two moments are a lot less unequivocal than you are making out. With the security guard, she could have intuited all that information from her screensaver, as her boyfriend suggested. If she’s schizophrenic, she would have done all the deduction and imagining subconsciously. Similarly, Alma also has all the information required to deduce that her mother broke into the lab - she knows about the break in, and subconsciously she remembers her parents’ arguments and her father experimenting on her.

So it’s still up in the air regarding Alma’s mental state or magic powers. Although if they make a second season I’d imagine they’d lean further into magic as that just opens up more paths for freaky drama. That said, are they even hoping for a second season? This story seems very self-contained.

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