Undone Season 1 Episode 3 Recap
In the previous episode of Amazon’s Undone, Alma woke from a coma, and her deceased father asked Alma to use her newfound time traveling abilities to help him. In Undone Season 1 Episode, Alma returned to her life but needed an anchor to keep her present in the physical world.
Jacob showed Alma a memory from his time as a theoretical physics professor. He lectured about why time travel was impossible. His student, Farnaz, offered quantum entanglements as something faster than the speed of light. In Jacob’s office, however, he told Farnaz his lecture was a lie. He had spoken with shamans, and an MRI of one of their brains proved interesting. Farnaz excitedly hugged Jacob when he said he’d gotten an independent grant for his research. Alma questioned if they had an affair. She discovered that Farnaz had also been in the car when Jacob died.
Alma became paranoid that Sam had rearranged items in the apartment. The photos hanging in the hall were in a different order, and the sofa had been moved forward. Sam swore that he hadn’t changed anything.
While Becca was shopping for her wedding dress, she blew up at Alma about Sam coming to the wedding. Alma couldn’t think of why Becca thought he wouldn’t be coming, and when she questioned Sam, he acted ignorant.
While Alma was at work in the daycare, Jacob visited her to help her with her abilities. He used blocks and a lesbian construction worker figure to illustrate his point. Alma had one foot in the middle of everything, but the other was able to see life all at once. She needed an anchor to keep her grounded and present. Jacob brought her to Camila’s attic, where he found a simple electronic blackjack game. The simple motions and repetitiveness helped her stay present.
Unfortunately, at work, Tunde was concerned that Alma came back to work after only two weeks. She was having trouble concentrating, and Alma played blackjack constantly. He called Sam to express his concerns, which bothered Alma. At the end of the day, Alma stopped Oliver’s mom and told her to keep him away from water and get him swimming lessons. She kept having visions of him struggling underwater.
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