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** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.

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** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.talk.
** Given the heavy use of metaphors on this show, she probably thinks she recognizes him because he is a literal possible future for her, having worked in a similar field, dealt with similar drug problems, and was presumably unable to work through his problems, which has led him to be a CloudCuckooLander homeless guy. Nadia dies in many different horrific ways, but she is particularly disturbed after freezing to death with him, probably because it hits too close to home.


** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.
* It's explained that what seems to have caused the loop is Nadia and Alan crossing paths but making choices that prevented them from saving each other. This makes sense with the central theme of the show in regards to reaching out to people who need help, or reaching out when ''you'' need help, but the way it's executed on the detail level doesn't really... fit? In the final loop, we see that both Alan and Nadya have to go pretty far out of their way to save the other, going above and beyond what is expected of (and indeed appropriate for) strangers. Nadya's behaviour at the deli, to an onlooker, doesn't indicate that she suffers from anything more dire than questionable taste in one-night-stands, or needs help in any way, and Alan ''already'' has someone looking out for him, as Farran closes shop to help his distressed friend. Even a reasonable, caring person would assume he's in good hands and doesn't need further intervention, making the Aesop a bit... strained.

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** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.
* It's explained that what seems to have caused the loop is Nadia and Alan crossing paths but making choices that prevented them from saving each other. This makes sense with the central theme of the show in regards to reaching out to people who need help, or reaching out when ''you'' need help, but the way it's executed on the detail level doesn't really... fit? In the final loop, we see that both Alan and Nadya have to go pretty far out of their way to save the other, going above and beyond what is expected of (and indeed appropriate for) strangers. Nadya's behaviour at the deli, to an onlooker, doesn't indicate that she suffers from anything more dire than questionable taste in one-night-stands, or needs help in any way, and Alan ''already'' has someone looking out for him, as Farran closes shop to help his distressed friend. Even a reasonable, caring person would assume he's in good hands and doesn't need further intervention, making the Aesop a bit... strained.
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** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.

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** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.talk.
* It's explained that what seems to have caused the loop is Nadia and Alan crossing paths but making choices that prevented them from saving each other. This makes sense with the central theme of the show in regards to reaching out to people who need help, or reaching out when ''you'' need help, but the way it's executed on the detail level doesn't really... fit? In the final loop, we see that both Alan and Nadya have to go pretty far out of their way to save the other, going above and beyond what is expected of (and indeed appropriate for) strangers. Nadya's behaviour at the deli, to an onlooker, doesn't indicate that she suffers from anything more dire than questionable taste in one-night-stands, or needs help in any way, and Alan ''already'' has someone looking out for him, as Farran closes shop to help his distressed friend. Even a reasonable, caring person would assume he's in good hands and doesn't need further intervention, making the Aesop a bit... strained.


* Why does Nadia think that she remembers Horse, the bum. Was this ever resolved?

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* Why does Nadia think that she remembers Horse, the bum. Was this ever resolved?resolved?
** Not really, but we do get a possible mundane explanation when we see that he's a former tech luminary, so they could've crossed paths in the industry or she could've watched a video of him giving a talk.

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* Why does Nadia think that she remembers Horse, the bum. Was this ever resolved?

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