thedarktrees wrote:Ok, so having thought about things a bit more, I'm now getting on stuck on something that's hard to reconcile. A lot of the opinion/interpretation here seems to revolve around the idea that Coop went too far, tried to save Laura, and basically f#cked everything up, spawning some new reality where Laura's not Laura, Coop's not Coop, etc.
Which seems to be the case for the most part -- but then how does any of that fit with the actual starting point of Season 3? i.e., the Fireman's instructions to Coop about 430 an Richard and Linda? Isn't he essentially instructing Coop on what he's supposed to be doing? And if so, why does Cooper seem so puzzled about the Richard/Linda letter? Shouldn't he have known exactly what this was? Or at least recognized the reference? So DID Coop actually f#ck up? Is this somehow not what was supposed to happen? The whole things looks like Coop did bad -- and yet, seems he just followed the Giant's clues.
I wondered about this at first as well. And I wrote about it in my theory post. The Giant is the ultimate puppetmaster. Yes- Cooper and Carrie/Laura end up exactly where he wanted them. Even if its bad for Cooper & Laura. The Giant originally sends Laura as someone to eventually face and fight evil. Of course Laura ends up choosing her own path to her own salvation.
In the end Cooper and Laura end up where the he wants them, with Laura restored and a chance to fight the darkness. Even though this is far away from what was necessarily best for either Cooper or Laura.