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Re: Awake (Season 1)
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 08:14:55 am »
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I'm a little unclear about the ending of the series because I have only watched it just the one time. But from my perspective there is one of two choices to go with in trying to interpret it. On the one hand, you have Britten finally admitting that one side was a dream (the side that had Vega (Wilmer Valderrama) dressed up as a penguin) and the other side being real (the side with Dr. Judith Evans (Cherry Jones) as his therapist). In the conversation with Evans, he admits to himself that one side is a dream and then wakes up to be reunited with both his son and wife.

Yes, it's about to get even more complicated when lay it out even further.  Either Britten woke up at that EXACT moment to realize it was all a dream and was reunited with family or Britten in Evans office at the EXACT moment after having admitted it was a dream (while also still in a dream itself) and hearing Evans confirm this decides that he would continue dreaming but to create another alternate "reality" that includes both his son and wife.

You with me so far? Let me try it another way visually.

Reality #1 - Life with his Wife
Reality #2 - Life with his Son
Reality #3 - Life with both his Wife and Son

Up till now, he has been bouncing between #1 and #2 and in that instant decides to just merge the two into one. If it's a continued dream, and you're the one calling the shots, it makes sense to merge the two if you have admitted it to being a dream. Also, having a 3rd "reality" would make sense if the show did get picked up for another season because the TV watching audience would have another "is this real or not" reality to choose from.

I am definitely going to have to watch the Finale again and see if I miss any small clues that weren't easily explained.
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