Good morning! So originally I was going to include all this
in my Saturday theory about Alpha, Omega, and Infinity, but it turned out to be
too long. So here it is. I’m going to go over all the clocks we see clearly
around Beth in S5 (there are probably fewer of them than you think) and then
give you an overall sequential theory for the ones in Slabtown. Let’s start there.
1) The first clock when Beth wakes up. This shows many numbers, and we’ve always assumed it pointed to 4, 7, 8 and 10, which would mean it points to the episodes that are important in Beth’s arc in S5. (Ep 10 being when the music box woke up.) I’m starting to think now that we’ve interpreted that wrong all along. Don’t get me wrong, it could have multiple meanings. I think most of Gimple’s symbolism functions on multiple levels. Perhaps what we thought before was also right. But now I’m looking at wider shots. In other cases, the clock numbers seem to represent seasons, not episodes.
Mini-Theory about Opening Clock:
The first shot shows 3, 4, 5, 6. But notice the 3 and 6 are cut off, which means it’s focusing on 4 and 5.
Obviously Beth was in S3, but I think this is showing which seasons Beth will be in for the current arc. In other words, since Gimple took the reins. Perhaps you could even argue, the seasons in which she’s gets (some of) Andrea’s CB arcs.
The next shot shows 7, 8, and 9. But notice that 7 is cut off, where 8 and 9 are not.