The episode starts off with the main character in her car listening to music driving through what looks like a canyon. I think there is foreshadowing in the music playing saying “Always something there to remind me.” As she stops for gas outside of the black museum , the way she gasses it up gives a feel of it maybe beig futuristic because she uses like an iPads the music suddenly gets dark with drums and she meets the owner and enters the museum. He says “can’t trust anyone these days”, again foreshadowing. It’s just her and the museum owner who will be giving her the tour. She plays off that she’s in town for her dads birtbday, but seeing this episode we know that’s all a lie. Even her accent is played off because she’s playing a persona. The lighting is very dark throughout these scenes giving a sense of uncertainty. He is definitely a “loony” character for better lack of words.
The dialogue between the two is very intimate and leads into a flashback for the first exhibit. The drumming music comes back in the back showing the unfortunate event about to happen. Roy always seems to be in dark clothing, has a devilish vibe and appears at uncanny times. There’s isn’t much music in the scene between the doctor and Roy focuses on the dialogue. In this scrne where Roy is telling Dawson about the implant for feeling, the camera angles switch between the two really showing the emotion about the two.
The music in the scene now comes back the same drumming when he is feeling the patients pain. The music comes back at the peak of the experiment but quickly intensified when he dies. The eerie the scene gets the darker the music becomes. In the er scene where he is battling his love for pain he is displayed with a very manic personality. The flashing back from scenes with shadowing on his face. For every scene where it climaxes to the high point the music gets louder and more high pitch. The director makes you cringe in the bathroom scene when he is pulling his teeth out with the zoom in of the face and music.
After that scene he makes gestures to how he is hot and she offers him some water. Maybe that’s a hint to something in the future. In the Carrie scene Roy comes back in the same type of dark suit, again like the devils advocate at the brink of tragic situations. There’s is always a shadow on him and his face and the victims if you will have a well lit face. When Roy says what do you say, the emotion blinker is fuzzed out in the background but then comes to focus when Roy asks for an opinion from jack but gets the response from Carrie.
Roy comes in as an angel but quickly turns the story around. Nish refers back to him saying “but” when the situation goes wrong. The drumming music always comes back in the arise of a problem. They camera pans to Parker showing how he is seeing from the outside and how Jack looks crazy. The music in the scene where Carrie was limited to only seeing Parker on the weekend and the music was happy. But then it quickly cuts in the next scene. When they come To Roy for help the camera slowly zooms into his face as he offers another suggestion and yet again the drumming music always pops up when something bad is about to turn in this episode case when a bad invention happens. When they give parker the monkey with Carrie in it and the new girl closes the door there is shadows on her face.
He references being hot again and couching. They finally get to the main exhibit which is actually her dad. The eerie music is light in the back and the shot shows the emotion between her dad and Nish. The devils advocate is at work again with him in the jail and the camera pans back and forth between him and Roy and the emotion on the face between the dad and his wife when she visits.
Roy ignores the fact that Nish knew more information than expected and thought she was just being curious like before.
Even after seeing this episode I got sucked in again.
After the story of her dad, the poisoning that she put in the water she offered Roy kicked in. She possibly turned off the AC and made him burn up intensifying the poison. She knew the story behind what happened. Again we have the drumming.
After switching Roy into the mans body
as the scene ends the drumming music continues and the music from the beginning “always something there to remind me” plays as her mom is in her head the souvenir of Roy being killed is hung on her rear view mirror and she brought Carrie in the bear with her.
The Central theme I can conclude after watching this episode in one word is I think history itself. Even in the song always something there to remind you is history. Throughout the episode we got the history and the backstory of every situation and then in the end Nish shared her side of history in relations to her dad and how that helped her relieve him. Other race related themes I could think of are greed, injustice, and truthfulness or the lack there of because through every story, truth was always being told about the situations and there was lying in every scene from the jump, dishonesty led by greed and dishonesty led by injustice.