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**It's clear in the first episode that the entire cluster is born/awakened at the exact same time, so if Will was able to visit with Sara and Riley was able to visit with Yrsa before being born, it's clear that Sara didn't necessarily have to be a fully awoken sensate with a cluster. What IS clear is that she and Will locked eyes and immediately formed that outside-of-cluster sensate connection, which is how she was able to visit him even when she was unconscious and why he still saw her memories after she died.


When asked, Nomi states that she knows "7" languages, plus "some shitty French" from highschool.

That makes sense if we're only thinking about the first languages of each of the cluster:
# English
# German
# Hindi
# Swahili
# Spanish
# Korean
# Icelandic

But on top of that, Sun can speak Mandarin (Season 1, Episode 1), and Riley can speak Dutch (Christmas Special) and ''fluent'' French (Series Finale)...

So how come those languages aren't included in Nomi's count?

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* When asked, Nomi states that she knows "7" languages, plus "some shitty French" from highschool.

highschool. That makes sense if we're only thinking about the first languages of each of the cluster:
# English
# German
# Hindi
# Swahili
# Spanish
# Korean
# Icelandic

cluster: English, German, Hindi, Swahili, Spanish, Korean, and Icelandic. But on top of that, Sun can speak Mandarin (Season 1, Episode 1), and Riley can speak Dutch (Christmas Special) and ''fluent'' French (Series Finale)...

Finale)... So how come those languages aren't included in Nomi's count?count?
** Because they can only speak the first languages. In the Christmas special, Will specifically can't understand Riley when she speaks to someone in Dutch. The cluster shares a lot, but not literally everything.


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* They say Whispers' ability works by making eye contact with sensates, after which he can visit the sensate that made eye contact with him. This begs two questions: one, would closing your eyes or wearing shades help in any way to prevent this, or is it only unconsciousness that protects you? Two: if it does, why didn't Will, who knew Whispers will be there, bother to take shades with him to Iceland?
** He was telling Riley to open her eyes, so it seems that keeping your eyes closed is enough (though he had her hooked up to some electrodes that would force her to obey him). Not clear if sunglasses would work. On the other hand, it was stated outright more than once that Will was charging in half-cocked with no real plan, relying on Nomi (and to a lesser extent his other clustermates) to figure things out behind the scenes as he moved. So they probably just didn't think of it.

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* They say Whispers' ability works by making eye contact with sensates, after which he can visit the sensate that made eye contact with him. This begs two questions: one, would closing your eyes or wearing shades help in any way to prevent this, or is it only unconsciousness that protects you? Two: if it does, why didn't Will, who knew Whispers will be there, bother to take shades with him to Iceland?
** He was telling Riley to open her eyes, so it seems that keeping your eyes closed is enough (though he had her hooked up to some electrodes that would force her to obey him). Not clear if sunglasses would work. On the other hand, it was stated outright more than once that Will was charging in half-cocked with no real plan, relying on Nomi (and to a lesser extent his other clustermates) to figure things out behind the scenes as he moved. So they probably just didn't think of it.

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* They say Whispers' ability works by making eye contact with sensates, after which he can visit the sensate that made eye contact with him. This begs two questions: one, would closing your eyes or wearing shades help in any way to prevent this, or is it only unconsciousness that protects you? Two: if it does, why didn't Will, who knew Whispers will be there, bother to take shades with him to Iceland?
** He was telling Riley to open her eyes, so it seems that keeping your eyes closed is enough (though he had her hooked up to some electrodes that would force her to obey him). Not clear if sunglasses would work. On the other hand, it was stated outright more than once that Will was charging in half-cocked with no real plan, relying on Nomi (and to a lesser extent his other clustermates) to figure things out behind the scenes as he moved. So they probably just didn't think of it.

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When asked, Nomi states that she knows "7" languages, plus "some shitty French" from highschool.

That makes sense if we're only thinking about the first languages of each of the cluster:
# English
# German
# Hindi
# Swahili
# Spanish
# Korean
# Icelandic

But on top of that, Sun can speak Mandarin (Season 1, Episode 1), and Riley can speak Dutch (Christmas Special) and ''fluent'' French (Series Finale)...

So how come those languages aren't included in Nomi's count?



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*** Even then, in her capacity as a pharmaceutical researcher, she would have to provide documents from her company and airport security would likely be obligated to double check that with her office. It's not as simple as you might think.


** Based on other scenes in the show, itís likely a reflection on the perceived capacity for sacredness to be found in intimacy, human connection, and sensuality to the writers. Sun says something similar about how much more she learns about an opponent she defeated in competition from sex than if she fought him a hundred times. Itís part of a speech she gives Kala about the wonders of sex. There are also the scenes in the series where sexual intimacy shared by the cluster is treated as them connecting on a spiritual level. I think Litoís comments arenít a swipe at religion but commentary on how sensuality, vulnerability, self-awareness, and standing in your truth are components of spirituality.

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** Based on other scenes in the show, itís likely a reflection on the perceived capacity for sacredness to be found in intimacy, human connection, and sensuality to the writers. Sun says something similar about how much more she learns about her body and the body of an opponent she defeated in competition from sex than if she fought him a hundred times. Itís part of a speech she gives Kala about the wonders of sex. There are also the scenes in the series where sexual intimacy shared by the cluster is treated as them connecting on a spiritual level. I think Litoís comments arenít a swipe at religion but commentary on how sensuality, vulnerability, self-awareness, and standing in your truth are components of spirituality.



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** Based on other scenes in the show, itís likely a reflection on the perceived capacity for sacredness to be found in intimacy, human connection, and sensuality to the writers. Sun says something similar about how much more she learns about an opponent she defeated in competition from sex than if she fought him a hundred times. Itís part of a speech she gives Kala about the wonders of sex. There are also the scenes in the series where sexual intimacy shared by the cluster is treated as them connecting on a spiritual level. I think Litoís comments arenít a swipe at religion but commentary on how sensuality, vulnerability, self-awareness, and standing in your truth are components of spirituality.



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** This could also be Jonasís FantasticRacism talking. Racists of all stripes seem to genuinely believe that people with features they donít like are fundamentally other (and generally lower). Whatever semi-scientific understanding Angelica may have developed comes to us through Jonasís severe Us vs. Them lens. I donít think anyone both knowledgeable and benign refers to them as biologically definably separate species.



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** I don't know what laws govern the UK but given that Kala is a researcher for a major pharmaceutical company and that blockers likely aren't a regulated substance, it was probably easy. She probably just passed them off as an experimental drug for a clinical trial.



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** Both Wolfgang and Lila are physically present at the location in that scene. They are also "visiting" each other from across the table. It stands to reason that what is actually going on is: any time Lila speaks, it's in [=WGs=] head, and WG speaks in Lila's head, but it was shot differently for stylistic or production-simplifying reasons. As for not having any obvious signs that they're getting off; WG already had a surprise encounter with Lila earlier where she lap-danced him, and he was pretty obviously surprised. By the time they were eating, he was ready for it.



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** The scene with Caph and Riley was episode 4. The scene with Caph and Sun was episode 5. It stands to reason that some of their connections hadn't developed far enough to subconsciously recognise they understand each others languages. Also in episode 4, Will spoke Korean, and didn't even realise. By the time Sun and Capheus meet, their sub-conscious language comprehension has probably developed enough to not be an issue. It's also possible, that if Capheus didn't know English, he and Riley wouldn't have been able to communicate.

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* In previous scenes, we've seen when sensates are visiting each other and talking/doing actions between themselves, they are actually performing these actions by themselves and people around act accordingly. Good examples of this are when Will gets caught kissing thin air by his colleague, Nomi talks to herself with her hacker friend around and Amanita having to explain she just talks to herself sometimes, Whispers having to repeat what Will is saying to someone else in his cluster and Will can hear him repeat it, Wolfgang and Kala play in the snow and Wolfgang is just rolling around by himself, etc. But when Lila is first introduced and her and Wolfgang are practically having sex on the dinner table, there are no outward signs of this visitation at all and it plays out like it's all in their heads. They talk to each other with no one else hearing them and when it cuts to them at the "normal" dinner, they're not panting or moaning or anything. So to what degree are the things sensates do in their visitations visible to normies on the outside?


** It seems to be a plan that were already forming after they retrieved important classified files and IDs from the house the Whispers escaped from, before being distracted by Will's father's death.

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** It seems to be a plan that were already forming after they retrieved important classified files and IDs [=IDs=] from the house the Whispers escaped from, before being distracted by Will's father's death.

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