Expiration Date (116.20)

Grace is throwing up in the bathroom when Ben arrives home. Ben is a nervous wreck looking through some papers, and freaks out Olive. According to the police report Griffin was underwater for 80 hours and 8 minutes. His death was exactly 80 hours and 8 minutes later.  Olive then realizes that June 2, 2024 is Ben, Michaela, and Cal’s expiration date. Peacock is Goddess Juno (June), Gemini Twins (2), Cal’s wooden dragon (2024). When Olive starts crying, and says they cannot tel Cal, he appears in the living room and says he already new, but did not know how to tell everyone. READ MORE

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No Secrets

Scene shifts to the Stone house where we see Grace throwing up in the toilet.

OLIVE: Mom! Dad’s home!

Ben is a nervous wreck looking through some papers

GRACE: Ben

BEN: J-Just give me one second.

OLIVE: Dad what is it? You’re kind of freaking me out.

GRACE: No secrets, remember?

Ben’s Finding

BEN: According to the police report, Griffin was underwater for 82 hours and 8 minutes.

OLIVE: 8-2-8. That’s That’s really weird.

BEN: Hold on. According to the Medical Examiner’s report, his death was exactly 82 hours and 8 minutes later. So, the exact amount of time he was gone is the same the same exact amount of time he was alive again.

OLIVE: No, that has to be a coincidence. Right?

GRACE: Just Are you saying Griffin had some kind of expiration date?

OLIVE: What does that mean? Does that mean that you could have one, too?

GRACE: No. No. No. Griffin was evil. He was a criminal. Tell her, Ben.

OLIVE: Dad

BEN: Okay. We were gone for 2,03 days. Add that to our date of return

Olive’s Finding

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Ben makes some calculations on paper while Olive walks over to her poster board and looks at he peacock, the petrograph of Gemini

OLIVE: June 2, 2024.

BEN: How did you get that so fast? It’s been right in front of us all along. The peacock goddess, Juno, June. The petrograph of the constellation Gemini, twins, represents the number 2. June, June 2nd.

GRACE: H-Honey, those could be representative – of any number of

OLIVE: No, no, no. I’m not done.

GRACE: Cal’s dragon?

OLIVE: Like you said, a wooden dragon.

GRACE: It’s a craft project. Art the Dragon

OLIVE: The year of the wood dragon in the Chinese zodiac?

BEN: I got the exact same date. June 2, 2024. She’s right.

Ben holds up the piece of paper with his calculations.

The Symbols’ Explanations Not Entirely Satisfying

The explanation seemed like a puzzle designed by a history teacher rather than a metaphysical omniscience, but the pieces falling into place still gave the finale an appropriate amount of gravitas. The problem was that the wooden dragon, the petrograph, and even the unconvincingly exact nature of Griffin’s time of death on the coroner’s report were ultimately disconnected, acting more as convenient narrative devices rather than a carefully woven tapestry of mystical symbols and messages.

SOURCE: Michael Ahr (Den of Geek!)

Cal’s Finding

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GRACE: No. [VOICE BREAKING] No. I just I just got you back. I ca I can’t lose you. I can’t lose you.

OLIVE: We can’t tell Cal. He’s spent five years [VOICE BREAKING] waiting to die. Please, just promise me you’re not gonna tell him. He can’t go through this again. It’s not fair.

Cal then appears from the living room.

CAL: It’s okay, Ollie. I know. I just didn’t know how to tell you.

As dramatic music plays, we see him holding in his hand the cemetery drawing he made earlier. 

116.20a Olive Art the Dragon

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