apparently this show takes it very literal

honestly the fact that it was confirmed that scene from s1 actually did take place in the shack, with ford writing, is incredible to me b/c it always struck me as very over the top and dramatic and like maybe gideon was dramatizing a bit (he did have other facts wrong…..)

but no, no apparently the flashback was real and we just have to accept that until stan showed up ford was literally running around in ominous black cloaks and gloves to bury his research, the dweeb