I mean, absolutely I know I'm begging the question of whether I'm putting my shit on the show and overdoing this, and I'm willing to admit when that happens -- c.v. the recaps for like the last two seasons of BSG, with which I was upfront about playing around because it got so WTF -- but listen to the words: As embarrassing/adorable as "Figuring out the object of the game is the object of the game but we think it's about getting things... like money" is, I mean, any epiphany sounds retarded if you say it out loud. The game is life, and vice versa, and we're quite clear on that.
But even moreso because the show does the work connecting the three stories: Daniel, wake up. Joseph, wake up. Tamara, finally, finally wake up. Join your sister Zoë, finally, by becoming her opposite. Stop fucking around looking for avenues that don't exist anymore and become what you are. Joseph, your grief is ripping up the world and killing your kid. Daniel, wake up to the fact that you've taken your daughter's crazy terrorist cult philosophy and made it a financial strategy, carrying it forward directly into the media, while Tamara plays the other side. Daniel, listen to your intuitions and let yourself love Zoë like Philo does, no matter how she looks. Wake up!
Man, that was a blowout.What's that gonna be, like, ten pages when published? You got off easy and you know it. After ten years, you know how it goes. Back to the Matrix, where Tamara is shoving her way down a long The Hunger chainlink hallway, past all manner of what passes for hardcore punk-rockers in Vancouver, and eventually up to the door. A very pretty girl with a lot of lines but no name and no real personality, along with a very Canadian, ugly/pretty Beaver Casablancas type named Heracles (Tad, in real life), whom we'll get to know better, step up to her while the randos grumble. In her time since Zoë and Lacy set her free, apparently, Tammy's been wandering the Matrix and eventually heard about some bigtimer named Vesta (look it up, it matters; it always matters) who might be able to help her with her whole heartless/trapped issue.