just finished a rewatch of Season 1...now everything is fresh in my mind in preparation for Season 2...truly amazing show...so well constructed...how the writers were able to keep track of all the ripple effects of cause-and-effect time travel paradoxes while simultaneously telling the story of these missing kids is truly amazing...made even more impressive by the fact that it's an original story and not adapted from a book or some other source...Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese deserve a lot of credit for coming up with this brilliant and mind melting story......kudos to the casting director as well...the younger versions of most of the characters look uncannily similar to their older counterparts throughtout the timelines...teenage Ulrich in particular looks so much like older Ulrich
another cool thing is that because of the events of the final episode all 3 Helge's are now in the same time period of 1986 (1953 Helge, 1986 Helge and 2019 Helge)...do any of the events on this show occur as a result of free will or is everything already pre-determined?...it seems like anytime a character goes back in time to prevent some major event from happening, it ends up being the cause of the event...for example older Jonas detonated the time travel device with the intention of closing the wormhole but may have actually created it...Ulrich goes back to 1953 and tries to kill young Helga but ends up creating the monster that he would eventually become...the show is fascinating on so many levels not just for the phylosophical questions it raises but the answers are immensely satisfying as well...
one final question to ponder...did Helge give the 'Journey Through Time' book to Claudia in 1986 knowing the future/present/past and was trying to switch sides and betray Noah?...it seems like the only 2 characters who truly know what's going on are Noah and Claudia
Bring On Season 2!!!