Deep Thought wrote:Dr. Amp spits "The ninth level of hell will welcome you!" immediately before we cut to Audrey in the office. Probably a coincidence.
I’m not married to the coma idea, but I do think it the most likely until further info is given. Even though I think it would be on the clumsy side for Lynch, the phone calls may be what Audrey can hear from her loved ones telling her the daily news while she lays in her coma. Just bits and pieces and surmises. I hope not, lol.
Whatever the ultimate explanation is, it's clear she's inhabiting her own personal hell. Away from the action, in a loveless marriage, unable to get a reaction no matter what outrageous thing she says or does. She has a dull, lifeless existence with no romance.
And on top of that, her son is so horrible most of the fanbase thinks he's only half-human.
...Checking out wikipedia, according to Dante the 9th Circle was reserved for treachery. A lake of ice in which sinners were trapped in four concentric circles, according to severity. Betrayal of family ties, betrayal of community, betrayal of guests, betrayal of lords.
Audrey is arguing with a man who is devoid of passion, unable to move herself. No matter what happens, her life won't change. She's stuck in a contract, he won't sign any papers to modify or end it. She's in the Ninth Circle of Hell, it's very specific. I wonder if there's a betrayal in her past.