Through the Looking Glass

In my last blog post, I tried to show how parts 1 and 18 were linked so as to form a loop of sorts, the very ending of the season echoing its beginning. I believe this is meant to replicate the design of a Möbius strip, similar to the one displayed by the “moka pot / teapot that used to be Phillip Jeffries” in part 18. I think that part 1 runs from A to B on the yellow strip below, and part 18 from Y to Z; and that then the strip becomes twisted, inverted, and its two ends are attached to create a loop in the shape of an 8 / infinity sign.

But as depicted in the illustration above, not only do the ends meet in an inverted fashion, but a dotted line runs through the rest of the episodes, in their middle, with various elements of their second half, visual, audio or thematic, echoing what takes place in their first half. Below are several examples of these resonances for each part of the season, in order to underscore that I’m not talking about a few random accidents, but rather a continuous stream of extremely interesting hidden clues. What I did to get such superimpositions was count the time from the end of the opening credits when watched forward (except for part 1 which has a prologue before the credits, so I started counting right from the start of the episode) and compare it to the time from the end credits when watched backward. This is an ongoing project, some parts have more connections than others, but I certainly hope to post more in the future.

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

PART 4

PART 5

PART 6

PART 7

PART 8

PART 9

PART 10

PART 11

PART 12

PART 13

PART 14

PART 15

PART 16

PART 17

PART 18

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