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S01.E04: I Knew You Weren't Dead

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This episode was as good as the first one with Ralphie, even if it was a little trite. The bearded guy is Jay Duplass of the Duplass brothers.

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Daniel was a selfish fuck then, and still is.  I don't believe Patrick absolving him will change that.

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3 hours ago, shang yiet said:

So was Patrick real or just that guy's imagination?

Imagination I think, he was his dead bff that still lingered around out of his guilt and inability to let go until the end of the episode.

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On 9/13/2017 at 8:57 PM, btho1776 said:

What did he write on his phone while standing at the window at the end of the episode? Who was he writing? The girlfriend?

His wife, I'm assuming. He was admitting that he was broken down and he wanted to change that.

This episode hit me very hard because I had a very good friend from college who died of an OD when we were 27. He wasn't really like Patrick- he partied hard but he was more of an old soul giving out advice type of guy. It'll be 5 years on November 29th and I'm 32, about to turn 33. There isn't as much of a lag between me/my friend as there was between Daniel/Patrick, but there will be. One day I'll be 48 and he'll remain 27 and will never get any older.

That's what got me about the final appearance- Daniel imagines Patrick as the old man that Patrick will never be, because he needs the wisdom of an older guy which perpetual 21-year old Patrick can't give. Before my friend died, I used to always say that one day we'd meet up as 50-something dudes at our old college bar and laugh at how dumb we were back then, and how much wisdom we've gained since. I always leaned on my friend from advice, because I really felt like he was the only person in the world who "got" me. It was really hard to let him go. I still can't bring myself to delete his number on my phone even though I know that he's not going to answer it.

So yeah, really hit me hard. I feel like I've worked through my grief in a way that Daniel clearly hadn't, but it really resonated with me. Wondering if you could have saved them, feeling guilty that you're alive and they're not, sabotaging things about your life because you don't feel like you deserve a future because your friend didn't get to have one, etc etc. It spoke really true about that experience of losing a good friend when you're young.

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