Pallas March 17, 2017 Share March 17, 2017 From Kel Varnsen's post in the thread for Ep 6. Quote Also do we know when the show is taking place? Like how long before the president elect becomes the president? Also the President is being played by Charles Widmore from Lost? Is that someone they have shown before? I assume he is in on all of the conspiracies, since has that guy ever played anyone not evil? With Quinn as Desmond, stranded in a basement or a cabin, not a bunker. But that makes sense: the person directing a willing Adal is the outgoing President. This gives us a villain with great authority atop the military/security apparatus and experience in working the levers, and an unambiguous political, ideological and personal motive to fuck with the incoming President. Combined with a firm expiration date, and little chance of consequence or the conspiracy's going public, even if found out and foiled. Working back, the timeline between a Presidential election and inauguration approximates the ten-week run of the show. The President and his people had exactly that long to effect events from the top. This season began with Keane newly elected and her opponents organizing resistance -- not on the streets but in the clubs. Adal convened the meeting with The Dutch Masters, where assurances were made (and covert funds solicited, perhaps); Sekou was put in custody. The President had Dar Adal deliver a fruit basket of poison apples to Keane's suite. The first was the offer to consult her/implicate her in the action against Iran; when she didn't bite (on Carrie's advice), Plan B was activated: Saul sent off evidence-gathering; Sekou sprung from prison and sent to his death at a carefully selected site and moment; the President-Elect swept up in an action recommended by the President... And so on. Depending on what universe the show-runners create for their show, the power behind Adal's conspiracy will be the outgoing President (threat defused and presented as an exception), or The Dutch Masters (thwarted here but never routed). 1 Link to comment
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