And the whole plot ain't going anywhere. Jumping forward to 1986 Bernd tells Claudia that the barrels hidden in the cave were a result of a small meltdown at the plant. You say in your recap that Helge is dragging Yasin away in 1986, but I think the chair worked (somewhat), and sent Yasin from 1986 to 1953, but he died in the process (and dropped on the floor, hence the scrubbing). 161k hahah. Since that didn’t work, he headed to the high school to find his mother, who is (will be?) The overwhelming popularity of the show isn’t surprising, as the show features some new, exciting ideas. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an American fantasy streaming television series produced by Netflix and The Jim Henson Company.It is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal that explores the world of Thra created for the original film. Users of Rotten Tomatoes voted this thriller as the best series of all Netflix. Dark Episode 8 – At the opening of the episode, we start off in 1953, as two disfigured boys are found (Erik and Yasin). Let me know if I missed anything. So now we know that Erik is dead. But some of the big mind jobs in Ep1 are definitely the letter from Michael that his mother Ines opens, and the realization that boys are being abducted for some sort of experimentation. Everything is a revelation. Press J to jump to the feed. I was thinking Helge brought them back to 1953 to try and stop the nuclear plant from being built. I love this show! And out of the blue, a boy’s body falls through a rift. And even before I started sitting here I was contemplating the best way to go about this discussion. The thread, red like blood, that cleaves together all our deeds. Because, ultimately, Helge believes that he has a higher purpose to work for. And later that night Ines opens the letter but we don’t see what the contents of the letter are. Well, not never. Watch the show with a pen and paper and a sharp eye. Hermeticism. Helge was just disposing of the bodies in various other time periods. Dark Episode 1 – Netflix’s new show Dark begins in June of 2019. What did I just watch? Now, about that cabin. The coroner’s details. We also follow the sudden disappearance of Erik as well as Mikkel. We actually see Noah courting several different people throughout season 1 and there isn’t any really clear end game with any of them. Below is a chronological list of some of This is a key detail to keep track of as there will be 4 key time periods we visit throughout the show’s 10 episode run; 1953, 1986, 2019, 2052. Good. Inside it, everything is mutually dependent. He severed ours, with the sharpest blade. I try the again. I’m on Episode 7, where Helge drags away Yasin’s body and Noah is scrubbing the floor / writing the date (9-11-1953) on the wall. Not only I loved this show, this also encouraged me to look for other non-English stuff such as The invisible guest ( this was awesome too) etc. The twisty mystery series is back on Netflix. She is a #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher's Weekly, and International bestselling author of seven series; Carpathian (aka Dark Series), GhostWalker Series, Drake Sisters, Sister of the Heart (Sea Haven) Series, Shadow Riders Series, Leopard Series and Torpedo Ink Series. But is very good. I also did enjoy Dark MUCH. Something I quite don’t understand is why Yasin and Erik are abducted. We haven’t been provided with a clear explanation for why Mikkel/Michael hangs himself in 2019, but my guess is that he has spent 33 years since his jump to 1986 planning a Houdini escape plan that will be triggered by his suicide in order to disrupt the timeline in such a way as to cause events to change in a way that will result in his return to his 1986 childhood, but which will not then end up with his disappearance, allowing him to live happily as a child with his family. “The spinning wheel turns, round and round in a circle. Cuz if its not written, none of this will happen, am i right here or wrong?! Not too soon to have had an impact on Tronte. We can no longer say which of the two came first. The entire show, and the interlinking of the family’s fates are bound by the idea that is held by Noah called Hermeticism. Mikkel from 2019 to 1986. But there are a number of flaws to this logic. Either way. All we know is that Noah is counseling with Greta… and that usually never goes well. Yeah I guess you´re right but the more I think about it I go crazy jaja but anyways! But when Ulrich talks to Regina, he tells her that he always knew that she was the one that accused him of raping his girlfriend (and wife to be) of rape. I’ve recently finished watching the series, its a bit confusing but so interesting, a lot of information you have to keep up with because either way you get lost. It is a labyrinthine maze, but it is not free of morality, and questions of truth. Though Regina tells Ulrich it was actually Hannah that accused Ulrich. Which he does by telling the future, and using the mantel of the priest to his own advantage as we see happening through his interactions with Bartosz and Greta as well. She was praying that the baby would fail and that she wasn’t even sure who the father was. We also know that Claudia has taken up the bunker as her home in 2052, where she has placed the photos and the connections between the various players. So he realizes that he is standing next to his Grandmother as well as his father. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And its ability to mess with you is better than Lost. Is there any free will or is everything aleady destined to happen? As the show was unspooling, I grabbed a couple of key quotes from Tannhaus that illustrates this larger point: “Time loops have a significant impact on the principle of causality, on the relationship of cause and effect, as long as a wormhole exists, there is a closed time loop. So we see this massive struggle for good and for evil being waged within this closed loop of the maze. Enter Ulrich Nielsen. Regardless, we know that Claudia has the plans for the creation of the copper time machine that requires Caesium to work. So Charlotte visits the local transvestite hooker who says Peter hasn’t been there for over a year. Also, please know that I have created a detailed family tree of all the characters in the show that you can see here. Meanwhile, Agness and Tronte rent a room from Egon and his wife… and we see cigarette burns up and down the boy’s arms – which I believe comes from his father, Noah. (I would have made an AMAZING infomercial host. And that would mean that there’d be no Jonas,… and that there would be no Stranger either. Cryptic. Dark Episode 5 – Well, so far since the show started, Winden has managed to lose Erik, Mikkel, and now Yasin. And probably Noah and Helge. Can you tell my hosting bill is due!? @muchamili because the wormhole only has fixed times with the 33 years span and the time machine might it make possible to travel to any time i guess. So, Katharina attacks Regina in the woods, but mid-attack a guy with ski mask and gun intercedes and tells Ulrich and Katharina to bugger off. You can also subscribe without commenting. It’s like in Lost when they just kept hitting the button over and over again, ignorantly of why they were hitting it. The first and most obvious one is that he actually isn’t dead. But purchase a full sized copy and keep up with the connections! Then we learn that on October 21st, 2019, a couple weeks before Jonas’ return, Eric Obendorf, the main Winden High School drug supplier, went missing. Episode 6 Revelations: The investigation into Mads’ disappearance actually makes progress. I haven’t finished reading the whole article yet and I only watched the series 1 time every scene so I’m not sure about those assumptions, Should I tell some mistakes in the article? Estimate is 2019 but we don’t know yet for sure! Madoka Magica is a classic magical girl series. Helge sees this happening and heads home to get belittled by his mother for getting dirty. Well, personally, I believe that Dark is a closed loop container of a show. Which you can purchase here below. So much so that he decides to interview a frail Helge in the nursing home. This could be a coincidence, but I think the variant of time-travel in Dark is that of full determinism, and therefore, absensce of free will. (Peter and Charlotte’s relationships aren’t going great if you are catching that.) This makes more sense to me than Helge bringing the dead boy(s) back through the tunnel to 1953. Love it. (WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? Mads had been walking Regina home through the woods because of her fear of it due to Ulrich and Katharina’s tying her to a tree, and left as a joke. Could that mean that she was raped? And now Claudia has her childhood dog back. Wait! That Noah wasn’t of the light, like he purports to be, but rather with the Devil. The series is exploring this on different levels. “You must be Yasin. That Winden is locked in a repeating cycle of actions that they are struggling to break free from. Through the door, Jonas has a conversation about letting him out of the cellar… which The Stranger cannot do. Dark Episode 3 – Ep3 follows Mikkel’s adventures in 1986 pretty closely. Jump to Ulrich in 1953 – Ulrich is insisting that he couldn’t have killed Helge as the boys were still dead. (But The Stranger finds them before anyone else?) And when pressed, Regina tells Ulrich that Mads’ disappearance was actually his own fault. The eternal cycle can be seen as the resurrection cycle (or samsara in buddhism) where all our souls are trapped in the material world. haha. The Stranger (or elder Jonas) travels back to 1986 to get the time machine fixed. Dark is a 10 episode show investigating the town of Winden and the strange goings on there. But then comes Theseus. (I too loved invisible guest!) The dark series follows Yuuji Itadori, who, after swallowing a cursed rotting finger, becomes enveloped into a world of fiendish Curses and the Jujutsu Sorcerers who combat them. Now, on to the spoilers… starting with my enormous Dark Family Tree. Jump to 1986, The Stranger meets with H.G. Well done!! I… Also when Mikkel disappers he doesn´t go into the cave it seems like he entered a wormhole, so maybe at the time Mads body drops Mikkel disappers. And that we will see this struggle more clearly come season 2. Verified Episode 4 Time Traveling: 1986 Helge takes Yasin from 2019 back to 1986. A solid hundred year span? How can a central character commit suicide in the first 3 minutes? But basically, it is the idea that all things at a micro and macro level are linked towards a single purpose. The book is a prequel to the original series. (If they died in 1986, why not just leave them there?) I think that they’re all stuck in a loop of time… same events over & over and Noah wants out of the time loop. Ulrich was saying that he had murdered Helge, and therefore the two dead boys shouldn’t be dead. I’ll just leave that comment there for a bit. Similarly, no in-depth discussion of Dark would be complete without a mention of the play that Martha was in. Right? Take the greek mythology, that is cited with the play about Ariadne. Jonas is The Stranger. Philosophy Talk relies on the support of listeners like you to stay on the air and online. dunh dunh DUNH! And while investigating more within the caves Gretchen comes out of the cave. Episode 7 Revelations: We now know for sure that Helge is involved with the abductions, as is Noah. Noah and probably Helge, travel back to 1986 to catch Jonas. Dark Episode 7 – This episode launches with a vision of a boy in the wallpapered room – which we can only assume is the underground shelter near Helge’s cabin. Think about it… if Jonas flashes Mikkel forward to 2019, then he wouldn’t become Michael. Pullman worked on the first volume of The Book of Dust , La Belle Sauvage , for more than a decade. Before and After. Everything. So why don’t I do an episode by episode walk through of the high points, that way we can make sure we are all on the same page. (The home that becomes a hotel in the future.). Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Then, after Jonas ignited the machine in the caves, we see young Helge waking in the cellar after getting pummeled by Ulrich. I mean, look at what the Priest did for Helge after all! It’s 2 different stories that we are seeing. We learn that Helge attempted to kill a younger him. And blowing Jonas’ mind, she hands him the suicide note… which, he had already burnt. But this is more serious and more intricate. the principal. Netflix Show Dark is an utter mindjob experience from beginning to end. How is it that he never ages? Jonas is the son of Hannah and Michael Kahnwald. And the show kicks of with a bang when the central character, Michael Kahnwald, commits suicide. Aleksander probably traveled forward from 1953? Jonas meets the Stranger at his father’s grave, who tells him that Michael saved the Stranger’s life years ago. Is there any free will or is everything aleady destined to happen? She gave him a ball of thread in order to assist him in his navigation back out of the Labyrinth after slaying the Minotaur. Don't subscribe I do not envy you. Source: Everything is interconnected.”. Covid Safety Holiday Shipping Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help All Books ebooks NOOK Textbooks Newsstand Teens & YA Kids Toys Games & Collectibles Stationery & Gifts Movies & TV Music Book Annex Then Claudia walks in and tells them they must move the boy to where he’s supposed to be discovered. And he will do so by subtly subverting every single player in Winden he can. When that didn’t work, he heads out to the police station for his father. Episode 2 Revelations: We begin getting lots of evidence that time traveling is actually occurring. And a truck pulls up and aims their guns at him. The books highlight how two of the series creators, Hidetaka Miyazaki and Takeshi Kajii, held onto the philosophy that a vague world filled with myths and legends would be more engrossing to fans. In one of the most amazing scenes in the entire series, Jonas finds Mikkel at the hospital back in 1986. We see this struggle for our better selves, verses the struggles for our baser selves. Ulrich travels in time, accidentally meets Helge in 1956. At least, that is what he hopes will happen; what else will change, is open to question (including the possibility that in this scenario Ines Kahnwald doesn’t find Mikkel, meaning Jonas would then never be born). You are right very much it is like Lost. We learn about the 33 year theory how the universe only finds alignment in 33’s. I heard “BigBlockofNick””s theory as to why Mikkel committed suicide; what is everyone else’s theory as to why he resorted to suicide? Which brings us to Martha’s Ariadne monologue, wherein she talks about Theseus has abandoned her. Where (or when) have they gone? He heads on in to town to find Tannhaus – and he asks him if he is the same man that wrote this book. You are welcome Ankur. And there he has the most important conversation of the season with the Stranger. Everything hinges on that cabin, and the bomb shelter like out building near by. We learn that the 33 year closed loop cycle extends out beyond 2019. As for season 1, this cycle has apparently not been broken yet. And why? It’s dark, ugly, and a pioneer when it comes to magical girl anime done right. He is trapped in a contraption with music playing. But then a nice priest comes, and talks to Helge, and let’s him know that he matters to him. But these philosophies tells us we can get out of this circle by knowledge/enlightenment. He heads through and in 1953 he exits. If its not written and destined, then there will be chaos there. So thanks for the article, i must confess that at some parts of the show I thought they were trying to prevent Hitler and WW2 but that was not the case, I think you did a great job with this article. But I do believe that he began as the husband to Agnes. And, obviously, she goes completely ape because her own son Mads had gone missing only a few weeks before. HERMETICISMa : relating to or characterized by subjects that are mysterious and difficult to understand : relating to or characterized by occultism or abstruseness Either that, or it’s a trick straight out of the Prestige. Helge travels through the wormhole from 1953 to 1986, or was it to 2019? Then we can start talking to the bigger canvass of the show and the directions it might be going in the future as well as the underlying details many of us may have missed upon first gander. maybe knowledge=science=strange machine that opens black holes to change the past (explained in ep8 n 10), New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. And at the end of the episode Claudia introduces herself to Bartosz, who is his grandmother, and who he thought was dead. It magnifies the wrongs and errors of our ways. I found the show by Netflix suggestion. The incestuousness of these relationships are fairly out of control. It is an insular reality, but if anything it exacerbates who we are as opposed to lessons it. ’19 – Jonas tells Martha after her play that he wasn’t really in France after his father’s death. Then a random, funnily dressed man appears and beats him senseless. Dark is one of my favorite show as it has Mystery, Thriller, Little horror, time travel, and confusing things happening. And we see that Ulrich as imprisoned for the “death” of Helge. hahah.). Regardless, we learn from Hannah that Aleksander is actually Boris Niewman, and that he has two different passports. for series like this it’s hard to reach a conclusion by only 1 season. This is going to get interesting. Claudia travels back to 1953 to give Tannhaus the plans. And within this universe, there are two known methods for time traveling: The Caves (behind a door with the inscription, “Sic Mundus Creatus Est” – which means, Thus the world was created), the chair, and also via the copper suitcase device. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Taylor. Tannhaus in a lab coat, standing by his archaic device…. Things only change when we change them. That and the order of the light, led by Claudia, and accidentally Jonas/The Stranger. Ulrich is assigned the case, but there is next to nothing to go on. But what are your thoughts on the show? No pure human being exists. Actual canon is a series of thrown together, cool but mind numbingly repetitive ideas that build into an explosion which weirdly turns out to be a dissolve and an out of place, feel good song, all meant to illustrate the metaphor that all that matters is your own point of view. Oh, and the final shot? Now there’s something I don’t understand, when Peter was in the bunker and suddenly Mads body drops un the ground and the Claudia says that the body must be moved where it’ll be found. Dark Episode 2 – We kick off the festivities of Ep2 mainly by focusing exclusively on Ulrich and the complicated ins and outs of his memories around the disappearance of Mads from 1986. Episode 10 Revelations: We learn tons here. Maybe its 1956 to 2056? But Jana Nielsen – Ulrich’s mother – tells Ulrich that it was actually Regina Tiedemann who saw Mads last. 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