Parallel – S1 E6 ‘Tales From the Loop’ Recap & Review

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If there was a machine that could figure out the secrets of the universe… how big would it be? Apparently big enough for people to live on it; because on the Tales From The Loop AfterBuzz TV After Show, we are breaking down each episode of this ‘loopy’ amazon show! Join us every episode for discussions on plot, theory, and amazement. Subscribe and comment to stay up to date!

Episode Recap

Gaddis (Ato Essandoh) is the lonely security guard for the MCEP, unable to find romantic love in from anyone in Mercer, including a red-headed man new to the town who expressed interest in him. Instead, Gaddis pines over the man from the photograph he found in a discarded tractor which he’s been restoring. With the help of May, he fires up the tractor just long enough to unknowingly transport himself to an alternature universe in which the MCEP was decommissioned, and he (also Ato Essandoh) has found love with Alex (Jon Kortajarena), the man in the photograph. After calming down enough to accept an offer to live in the nearby guest house, the Gaddis’ begin to recognize their matching interests in old blues records and birdwatching and become friends. All the while, our original Gaddis inquires how his alternate self found Alex, and how Alex finds his alternate self, sparking a mutual romantic interest that develops into an intimate relationship between himself and his partner’s doppleganger. Once Gaddis has enough of being kept secret, he logs his wishes for Alex in his journal and dramatically presents it to him in the hopes they’ll run away together. The following morning Gaddis 2 confronts him, explains that Alex has a pattern of sleeping with other men for short whiles, and despite feeling betrayed, still wishes for his new friend to stay. Gaddis rejects the offer and walks to the nearest diner where he meets the alterate self of the red-headed stranger, discovers he is also a birdwatcher, and finally makes a connection.
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