There’s no shortage of heartbreaking moments in 13 Reasons Why, but one particular one ties the first season together neatly in a way most of the plot doesn’t.
BuzzFeed found one Tumblr user’s observation that the song “A 1000 Times,” which plays over a fantasy sequence of Clay and Hannah dating, contains a clue about Nov. 10 — the day of the depositions in the final episodes.
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One thing is for sure: It’s not a coincidence. Just take a look at the song’s lyrics:
In a previous article, I pointed out a few of the show’s less-inspired writing decisions, such as using Tony to explain all the weighty themes instead of the old “show, don’t tell.” But bringing things full circle is an evergreen narrative technique for show finales; Lost would often return to the same character flashback or locations and bring back previous musical themes as a through-line. Hinting at the depositions well before they occur is the type of foreshadowing your 9th grade English teacher would be proud of you for catching. Read more…
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