BBCAWDIO loose threads

(first of all, this is a kind of off topic post, since I’m involved in the #bbcawdio venture on Twitter – look it up, it’s great fun! This is just a place to put loose threads and I’ll delete this and coming posts later. You probably won’t make much of what is written here unless you’re involved, so feel free to ignore)

Here we go, the loose threads for the first four chapters, at least the ones I found. Could be that some were tied up later on, let me know! (my comments are in italic)

Scene One

“You’ve been a disappointment to us, Sam. We always thought you were the one.” via (paulcrilley) (“The one” meaning what exactly?)

The woman looking across the divide certainly resembled her, yet the lines of her face told a far older story (so Sam in the mirror is much older? How come? Is it a future Sam?)

“It’s our turn. You promised.” (said by the Sam in the mirror – what promise was this? The same as is referred to later?)

(then, her brother “went away”, “they had taken him” and she “begged to follow” and “had promised”)

Scene Two

Where Sam sees her mirror-self, “the imposter”, cuddling with her mother.
“remember your promise”, the mirror-Sam says, again referring to the promise.

(Upon meeting the puppet) The puppet raised its hand and twitched a finger. As it did so, Sam was horrified to feel her own arm respond. (how come? Does someone have that power over here in this mirror world? And will this puppet make a comeback? Perhaps Sam will falter in her resolve later on, NOT annihilating the Queen, but the puppet appears and takes control over her limbs, making her do it?)

Scene Three

Sam stared at the city that seemed to be made out of wood and wax. (made of wax? Why? Perhaps it’ll melt at some point?)

(Someone started to sing the “heart of stone” song, after which..)
“Shut up!” Sam screamed and she started to run towards the city, hoping to leave the whispering voice behind (so, who was singing that song? It’s been coming back a lot, that invisible singer should be back at some point methinks)

Scene Four

(introducing Finnegan, who has this line) “Her Most Excellent Collector of Things requires a trinket from all that attend,” he said as he stepped from the carriage. (so, a Collector of Things? Does she collect any which ever things? Like hearts, brothers etc?)

(Sam finds the egg in her pocket when asked for a trinket) Where had that come from, Sam wondered. (yes, where HAD it come from? Was it the same mysterious voice? Was it the first puppet that put it there to get her on her way?)

(a bit of a strange line from Finnegan to Sam) Aye. You’re not more than two hundred, if that.” Finnegan replied. “And didn’t I tell you to say nothing?” (now, why would he think she’s 200 years old? Is this an old world? A slow world? Or does he need new glasses?)

(Also: ) “She collects all sorts of things. Doors too, and memories, and dropped intentions.” He sighed. “This is all I can do.” (so she is really a Collector, right? How can we weave this into the equation?)

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  1. Scene Five(some more talk about collecting Sam’s brother, then the Queen says: ) "Sit down, Samantha. And relax. Nothing will harm you here." The woman smiled. "Your brother made sure of that." (in what way did he make sure of that? What sacrifice did he make, and when? Was he really her older brother, who got collected trying to protect Sam?)(the discussions here between the queen and Sam tells us that the queen jumped on Sam at a weak moment, when she’d pushed her brother from a swing and he was dying. But Sam ran away. Now she’s in the Queen’s world, but the Queen does not want Sam anymore. She wants the heart. Why is that?)(The queen is upset – “NO!” The woman screamed – when Sam rubs the egg. Shouldn’t she have known that could happen with such an egg? Or?)Scene Six(Sam meets Pinman) "You're not my brother!" Sam shouted, pushing the puppet away. "No, but I'm your brother's voice" smirked the puppet (has the puppet ”collected” her brothers voice? Is that how things work here?)(Pinman goes on) "You're no true Collector anyway!" (the collector thing once again? Are collectors the elite class in this world, is everyone trying to collect enough things to matter in this world? Is the heart that Sam’s got the ultimate collector’s item?)(we never get to know what correlation Pinman has to Bobby – his voice? Something more?)(The badger makes his entry) The paw grew into Sam's view, slowly becoming a badger. And the first non-puppet she'd seen. (so he’s a regular badger, right, only turned into a toy badger? Perhaps he stumbled into a mirror in the forest in the regular world, but had collected enough things to be a smart toy animal in the mirror world? In that case, when they get through to the normal world, he should turn into a normal badger and trundle off)The grin grew. "It's not just a heart. It's the queen's heart." (this could mean two things, that it’s the heart that belongs in the queens chest, or just a heart that has been in the queens possession.)

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