NotASpeckOfCereal's Replies Another single point not wrapped up: Joe killing Juliana in the cave with the whispered "trust me". I'm sure they would explain it as "that happened in a different world", but I would still like to know what the "trust me" part means. It seemed like a story detail of Joe knowing something that would bring them back together or something, but only after death.... or something like that, but we'll never know. If it had to that in another world so they could be together in *this* world, I guess he didn't know that <spoiler>she was going to cut his throat early on</spoiler>. This was, to me, the best EP of the season. Which is saying something, because they've all been pretty great. You're getting weird answers from people that didn't understand that the film was not supposed to satisfy reality or give anybody closure. It was basically a film filled with the allegories of stupid things society does with relationships: a) you need to be married b) if you fail that, you're a loner that's put on trail and have a certain amount of time to resolve that to stay in good standing c) you need to always find someone like you (right down to the eyesight) d) any new relationships are on trail, which you can fail at e) in real life, a lot of people have kids because they mistakenly believe it will "fix" their relationship (hence the child that the nose-bleeders were assigned) f) to find people who accept you as a loner, you need to join a lonely out-cast clan. Get yourself off all you want, but no real flirting or sex with someone else, because then you wouldn't belong with the loners anymore. g) pretend happy relationships with the parents back in the city h) so many couples are shams, the headkeeper that would rather shoot his wife, the man who pretends to be a nosebleeder. i) might as well dig your grave now, because if you're part of the loner clan, we get busy dying soon etc. etc., I think you see where I'm going with this. I still have yet to reconcile certain scenes in my mind, but I'm relatively certain they fit in this framework As for your questions, here's my take: 1) I think he abandoned her, couldn't go through with it. His devotion / commitment wasn't enough. But then, it's a farce that he needed to be blind to continue a relationship with her anyway. 2) Good question on the horse/donkey. Probably someone she knew -- just an animal now (and people turning into animals is yet just another allegory of the sorry existence some of us have). 3) too literal, it doesn't matter. See point e) above. More questions: 4) what's the significance of the yachts? 5) why are the shooting each other with tranqs? Eh? This was a boring subject titled the first time you posted it. Sunny definitely looks older in S3, and she can actually say some of the words she's speaking now. It looks like the dates between S1 production start and S3 filming start were about 18 months apart, with filming possibly taking about 3 months. Chris I only just finished S2, so I don't know what they look like in S3. But there was dialog in the first S2 episode about how much Sunny had grown. Also, lots of "It seems like we've been sitting here for months". So there was probably at least that long between filming (months). Also, Malina (Violet) seems to be <ahem> filling out a bit. Though her and Louis (Klaus) still look like children, they seem just a wee bit older than they did in S1. Go back to the Hallmark channel. Nobody has seen a penis yet. In EP 1, all we see is something hard and flat under her panties, looking to me to be obscuring what is beneath (at first, I thought it might be a merkin). This show is releasing details very gradually. I'm one EP short of caught-up, but I still haven't seen the flashbacks of Jules' life between being committed as a younger child and current-day high-school. We don't know if she's pre or post op (unless it was revealed in this last EP). Her dad seems very supporting, but there's been very little actual dialog that way. This show is brave, very brave, but they're also pulling punches in some areas — they might not want to go to the areas of a post-op minor, because there's a huge contingent of evangelicals that screaming mad at under-age physical changes that they are seeing (or believe they're seeing) in real life. I also just noticed that, despite the looks of the poster in the theater, some outlets aren't even calling this a sci-fi. I just noticed that the IMDb genre-listing is "Adventure, Drama, Mystery". I guess Pitt would not be associated with something that could very well have been relegated straight to Netflix. These are sad times for sci-fi. Speck You must have had a different upbringing that most of us. It must be special to live in a bubble with no peer pressures that had strong influences on your course through these murky, teen waters. There are plenty of things to like in many characters, right down to Fez caring for Rue (yeah, the drug dealer). Almost everyone here has a flaw (which should you remind you of real life, if you've actually lived it). Speaking of Rue, if you feel no empathy for her at all, you're missing a lot. Yes, she's being extremely weak on a sea of caring people (her mom, her sis, Jules, now this Ali guy). You might call it selfish -- I see it as a young person learning the hard way. What you're SEEING is not supposed to be a Brady Bunch family of false teens -- these are real life-like events (even if often exaggerated, because hey, that's what stories are all about) and is also a great dip-stick into about how life is for this age group in these times (because even though I had touch trials and tribulations in my previous generation, it was quite a big different than this). I'm only 4 EPs into this, so haven't seen all that have aired, but I do watch with subtitles on and noticed this: In EP #3 (I think it was), she tries to tell Rue and actually gets the world "TRAN" out of her mouth before Rue (who is self-obsessed and doesn't notice) continues talking. It happens in a scene in Jules' bedroom. You see the word on the screen if you have subtitles on -- she tries to get it out. I think the line is "Is it because I'm TRAN ..." (then Rue interrupts) or something like that. Also, if you used your GD search engine, you'll find that the actress (Hunter Schafer, who is trans) had discussed the portrayal / development of the Jules character in depth with show creator / writer Sam Levinson. It's fascinating to watch unfold. My bet is <spoiler> on Hop. We didn't see any kind of body after the event. We did see some Russians in hazmat (or whatever) suits get toasted there, but they showed that, and not Hopper getting toasted.</spoiler> Say, you're new to Jarmusch, aint'cha? Or the final scene from Fellini's 8 1/2. Why did you even bother putting "SPOILERS" in the title of this thread if you were going to just put spoilers IN THE EFFIN' TITLE?! Actually, I've seen all 3, but when I watched Glass last night for the first time, I found myself saying "boy, this would be confusing as hell to anybody coming in cold". In other words, it's not just the emotional investment, it's the details -- it was not written to stand-alone. Chris Like Christopher Nolan's Batman said "A hero can be anyone." Wow, just imagine if they didn't think of this!!!! ( yeah, right -- and monkeys might fly out'a my butt ) I'm sure this will be answered in [b]Far From Home[/b], which is not far off. Eh?