After taping plastic over the broken window, Ben asks Olive how she is holding up over what happened. Olive tells her dad she knows about the callings. They agree that starting now it is going to be a wide-open book between them; no more secrets. — READ MORE
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BEN: They don’t hate us. They hate an idea.
OLIVE: The idea that you came back different?
BEN: But w-we didn’t. We’re the exact same people who left.
The twin thing
OLIVE: And here you are, living.
CAL: He said it was like trying to keep a secret from himself. And he couldn’t do it.
BEN: The twin thing.
OLIVE: Dad, you could’ve told me. You could’ve trusted me.
BEN: No. Honey, this has nothing to do with trust. I trust you infinitely. I was trying to protect you.
BEN: Okay. Starting now, it’s a wide-open book between you and me. No more secrets. Deal?
Go back to previous page (113.11) where the scene shifts back to the cave, before going forward to the next page.
This scene dispells a myth about the callings
Ben believed that if they told a non-passenger about them then that person would die. However, Olive coming to Ben and saying that she’s known for a while, and is still alive, means that belief doesn’t hold the water he once thought it did.
Olive is a character that has the potential to do more in the story, and I think this is a way of bringing her to that point. “Cleared for Approach” breaks the walls that isolate Olive and Grace from the rest of the family, and give the story a way forward.
SOURCE: Lauren Busser (Tell-Tale TV)