‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 1 Premiere on HBO

“Why is love enhanced by absence?” Clare asked in The Time Traveler’s Wife series premiere, and she knows a thing or two about waiting for her best friend MIA.

Adapted by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock) from Audrey Niffenegger’s book, the film begins with Clare (do Game of Thrones‘Rose Leslie) poses that question in front of the camera, while Henry is much older (SanditonAccording to James) in particular that time travel “is not a superpower. It is a disability. What’s wrong with me. ”

Presumably, someone behind the camera then asked Clare and Henry when they first met. “I was married to a time traveler. It’s complicated,” Clare replied with a smile.

Time Traveler's Wife SummaryIf you ask Henry, here’s how the couple’s first meeting went: One day, 20-year-old Clare went to the library, where she ran into 28-year-old librarian Henry. She was stunned to see him, especially so young and with such long hair. But Henry didn’t recognize her. She mentions a birthmark on his foot and a scar on his forehead, then explains that she has known him for 14 years and is well aware of his time travel problems. They agree to meet for dinner, and Clare literally jumps with excitement as she leaves the library. Henry, meanwhile, frantically cleans his apartment and hides products that are clearly his girlfriend’s, when he temporarily notices a huge pool of blood on the bathroom floor. (All of Henry accompanies him, including baby teeth, nail clippers and, in this disturbing example, his blood.)

For their date, Henry arrives sweaty and with a cut, a bouquet of flowers in hand. Clare showed him the diary of 152 dates he had written for her; that’s how many times he came to her. Henry wondered why he would go back in time to visit her so often. Finally, Clare had to say, “You’re my future wife.”

Time Traveler's Wife SeriesFrom her perspective, they met when she was six years old (and do Good girls‘Everleigh McDonell) and 36-year-old Henry appeared in the clearing behind her home. She lent him her dad’s clothes because he couldn’t bring anything with him when he was traveling and so he was naked. Clare asked him a series of questions. No, he hasn’t seen dinosaurs. No, he has no children. Yes, he is married, to someone also named Clare. When young Clare asked if it was love at first glance, Henry replied, “God, I hope not.” (The fact that Clare mentioned she was grooming her toy pony also annoyed Henry clearly.)

Clare then wonders who taught Henry all these rules of time travel, and we see that the first time he traveled at age 7, he met another time traveler: himself. he’s 28. Elder Henry keeps his identity a secret as he teaches his younger self (General HospitalJason David) how to survive when he is dropped in the timeline with no clothes, resources or food. (“There are three things I’m good at: running, fighting, and stealing,” says aged Henry for the camera.)

When 7-year-old Henry goes back in time, 28-year-old Henry goes back right before his first date with Clare. He lands in an alley where he steals some people’s clothes and asks the guy’s girlfriend if he can take her flowers. After their dinner, Henry takes Clare back to his apartment, and she pretty much surprises him. She’s never seen him this young and hot, and it’s been 14 years, she emphasizes as if she’s Rose in the phrase “It’s been 84 years…” Titanic photo manipulation.

When Clare gets up from bed to go to the bathroom, she finds Henry’s girlfriend’s bra and scolds him for not mentioning Ingrid. “Well, here I am now,” Clare exclaims, and Henry calls her crazy.

Meanwhile, 36-year-old Henry disappears from the clearing and arrives at the night of Clare and Henry’s fight as she dashes away. While Clare was enjoying a drink at a nearby bar, Henry, 36, sat down across from her. He tries to defend his younger self’s behavior, explaining that time travel has never done a good thing for 28-year-old Henry – to this day. For that Henry, the future is the scariest thing, because “anyone can endure any torture but hope.”

“I’m older than I get you, and I’m younger than you, who is a dick. It’s not fair… How he got friend? ‘ Clare wondered in disbelief. The short answer is her. While she formed the idea of ​​Henry himself, he formed himself around her.

Outside, the two Henrys have an unfriendly conversation in which the 36-year-old Henry offers himself some advice, courtesy of their former man: find the love of your life and die as soon as possible. the slower the better. “You have seen blood. You know something is about to happen. There’s no more time to waste,” he warned, before heading back to the home of 28-year-old Clare.

As for Henry, 28, he heard some noises in a nearby alley. Upon investigating, he found his severed legs. “Not today,” he told himself. We then see that the much older Henry, who is talking to the camera, is in a wheelchair.

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