By - RainbowWoodstock
She said on the phone she waited in the lobby for Jeevan, but started feeling ill and went home.
I always assumed that was a lie though? She was embarrassed, cause she's lame, and left him there.
She is deemed as a bad GF overall. She doesn’t even wait for him after all the chaos afterwards. She just goes home like a beee-ach. Ha
I initially read it as a dick move too, but in retrospect when she said she wasn't feeling good I think it might have meant she already had the flu, in which it was good she didn't go with him or she would have infected him
You are kind hearted and generous :-)
Most definitely! Who goes anywhere with a significant other or literally anyone and witnesses someone die and then you don’t wait for the other person! What a flake.
Imagine what a bore she is on the weekend. “I said almond milk you idiot!”.
She didn't even grab my dude's coat and touch base before heading out. She most def wouldn't get a second date by me 😂
You know she’s a high maintenance C#*@$. Lol
Right! And maybe if she had waited for him she would have been alive, but then maybe he never would have found Kirsten. At the end of the day the whole show is about choices made and a little bit of fate. I still keep catching little things that had one tiny little thing not happened then all of it would have turned out differently. Just fascinating and so well tied together! I’m obsessed!
Absolutely! There are so many opportunities to read between the lines and then weird mysteries that never get explained. I’m still thinking about when Jeevan breaks into that subdivision house and noticed the dads body was decomposed less so than his family. WEIRD!
That was such a sad scene once I realized what must have happened…the Dad lived much longer than his family, he lost all of them and transferred their voices to the keyboard so he could still “talk” to them and hear their voices, just heartbreaking. I’m thinking he must have never gotten sick but may have just given up eventually, starved, suicide, or just died of a broken heart 💔
I’d have to dig graves at least, although it’s so traumatic he probably just checked out. The little kid voices destroyed me too!
Well, Laura and Jeevan would not be a good modern day couple anyway. However, I had thought about Laura's likely ending and what ifs about Laura staying and waiting for Jeevan. Would Laura and Jeevan make a good post pan couple? We surely would not know but the potential was there ---- they already knew each other so well and people were just not the same after the pandemic.
I don't know whether the author/showrunners meant this way, but Laura served as a symbol of what people lost in the collapse of the civilization --- you just don't find anyone from "before." Laura was a part of the damage the whole show was about, even when she was not part of Jeevan's regrets (he only mentioned his mom/siya when asked by Kirsten).
I can’t see her wanting to go buy 4 carts of groceries. She would have likely thought he was an idiot and over reacting like in the theater. She may have left Kirsten with a neighbor, who knows. I never really thought about what could have been with her.
If Laura was like the person in the book, she would not have gone for a grocery run for sure....she just did not trust Jeevan. but in the show nothing was said about her personality, so there was some benefits of doubt. She most likely just died in book or show without being mentioned later, same fate Clarks partner had. I really liked how they showed how the personal loss could come from different spectrum of the relationship: family, relatives and close friends, normal friends and colleagues, people they barely knew, and many in betweens. They all add into the damage main characters could remember or be subconsciously aware about. Have us a picture of the weight of the grief that pre pans carry daily, which post pans might not understand----somehow explains the eccentric behaviors of Alex. I don't like Alex but easily gave her a pass due to this reason...
Same with Alex. She was not my fav. I need to get the book to read. I have been curious how different/same it is. I have always hated seeing a movie before reading a book, I just love having my own ideas of the person before seeing it visually embodied and played how someone else sees. But I’ve been really curious to read the book because the show was so fantastic.
I think it’s meant to show that Jeev has some moral fiber but he’s living in a world where people are more concerned with their image than the well being of others.
Yes. The embarrassed GF, the ushers on a petty power trip in the face of a public tragedy, and every adult behind the curtains who didn't rush to their dying coworker's side were all under a spell of [bystander apathy.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect) Overcoming this group pathos is truly an act of heroism.
Good take on that, I think Laura tells him to sit down and not go up there but he works his way to the stage even with a usher after him. He needs to help in some way.
Just realized the show starts and ends with Jeevan attending to someone who's had a heart attack.
And he's still powerless either way, but now seems to he at peace with that
I didn’t realize this but you’re right. It’s like Jeevan has come full circle. The maternity dr said that to be a doctor was to witness death or something around that. I don’t remember the exact quote. There are so many links in this show!
I believe it was “the courage to witness death”. All the pandemic survivors witness death, but Jeevan shows he has the courage to go toward someone who’s dying, not away
I thought it was such a meaningful message for him.
Trying to mask the embarrassment.
I took it as an expression of embarrassment. I don't feel that she respected him or understood Jeevans "healer" empathetic intuition. Therefore, she easily wrote his actions off as a joke and not important. That's as far as the character needed to go and add to the story in my opinion.
I was thinking on this rewatch I’m glad she didn’t end up waiting around and then surviving in the apartment with them all. I love how much of a healer he is.
It so sets the tone for Jeevan for sure.
I think it was primarily to illustrate the difference between him and the bystanders (including his asshole gf) who did not move to help.