While Ben is speaking with Olive one of her school books drops and spreads wide open. When Ben picks it up, he sees a picture of a peacock and has a flashback to the day of the Red Hook explosion. Ben says that since then he has learned that peacocks are an early symbol of resurrection. Olive tells him that they are also messengers for the goddess Juno. — READ MORE
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The new doorbell
BEN: Well, my plan may not be much, but the new doorbell kicks ass.
OLIVE: Oh, you’re crushing it.
As Olive reaches for her books, one of them falls to the floor.
BEN: Here. I’ll get that.
As he picks up the book, it is open to a page where there is a picture of a peacock.
OLIVE: It’s for my mythology class.
BEN: I think it may be more than that.
OLIVE: What do you mean?
OLIVE: Well, what do you want to know? All this ancient symbolism stuff is kinda my jam.
BEN: Well, I’ve done some research, and peacocks are an early Christian and Byzantine symbol for resurrection.
OLIVE: Well, they probably adopted it from the Greeks and Romans, who thought peacocks represented immortality. They were also messengers for the goddess Juno.
BEN: Messengers. This is a message. Tell me more about Juno.
The text message
Grace enters the living room.
BEN: No. Why?