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What caused the non-sleeping phenomenon?
While Jill is in custody in the military hub, Major Murphy begins to talk about the non-sleeping phenomenon. “It was a kind of sunbeam,” she says, continuing, “it changed our electromagnetic wires. It affected our glymphatic system. Broken with our clocks.”
Let’s break this all down. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “solar rays are large bursts of energy coming out of the sun that contain several different forms of energy: heat, magnetic energy, and ionizing radiation.” So the ionizing radiation that can damage satellites came through the Earth’s atmosphere, which usually protects us. The magnetic energy cut off everything, from radios to our electromagnetic wires.
What are our electromagnetic wires? According to a simple definition, “Dig is an electric field – a giant electric field that holds your atoms together and that uses other electric fields to talk to other parts of yourself. “As for your glymphatic system, according to Nueronline,” The glymphatic system is a network of vessels that clear waste from the central nervous system (CNS), mainly during sleep. “This explains the acceleration of everyone’s descent into madness.
Why do cars stop working when the power goes out?
We first see the power outage that starts events when Jill (Rodriguez) is driving. She, Noah and Matilda hear static on the radio, then it crackles and closes. Several cars hover across the road and Jill slams the breaks, only to have another car smash them into the nearby lake. Later, a soldier says, “Everything with a microchip is fried.” Cars use semiconductors, small but critical chips, for fuel injection, infotainment systems and cruise control. The first microprocessor chips were put in cars in the early 80s. The men in the garage get a Dodge Polara that was introduced in the early 60s and worked again by fitting it with an older battery. “We need an old car, no electrical appliances,” says one of them.
Why can Matilda fall asleep?
After getting out of the lake, Jill and Noah Matilda are already looking at the shore, where police officers are performing CPR and resuscitating her. The sheriff says she was “out for a moment” and that she will be fine. Later, of course, Matilda realized that she was actually dead at that moment. But the new rules of the world saw her come back to life with the ability to fall asleep. “Maybe I started over.” Basically, the solution to the sleep problem is a factory setting: Turn yourself off and on again.
How does Murphy die?
Early on, Matilda demonstrates that you should “always clean the air” from a syringe before her grandmother Doris uses one. Later, at the military hub, Dr. rescues. Katz Matilda from being experimented with using a syringe to inject Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Major Murphy without first clearing the air. According to Healthline, “These air bubbles can travel to your brain, heart or lungs and cause a heart attack, stroke or respiratory failure.” It’s not clear which of these Murphy suffers when she collapses – all we know for sure is that she’s not getting up.
Where’s Jill’s husband?
Pictures on the mantle of Doris’ house show Jill’s wedding picture with her husband in military uniform. Later, when Dodge asks Noah what happened to his father, Noah says, “He died in the war.”
Why does Jill not have custody of her children?
When Doris asks Jill for sleeping pills, Jill replies, “I don’t do that anymore. You know the judge said I was not allowed.” Doris suggests that Jill may have used drugs herself and said, “Well, I guess you really do not use if you are awake too.” Jill’s troubled past (and present) explains why the children live with their grandmother.
Was Jill previously in the Army?
Yes. When Jill is caught snooping around Murphy’s office to get sleeping pills and a soldier catches her, she says, “I’m 68 Whiskey. Corporal Adams. Out of Fort Huachuca.”
How do Jill and Murphy know each other?
Jill thanks Murphy, a psychiatrist whose expertise is sleep, for getting her a job as a security guard at the unnamed university. Jill later tells her son Noah that she and Murphy worked together in the Army Abroad. “In the desert, Murphy wanted to help set parameters for interrogation. Lack of sleep, it was torture,” Jill explains, adding, “They killed people.” No wonder Jill can not trust Murphy with Matilda.
Why would Jill go to the hub?
Despite knowing what Murphy is capable of, Jill realizes that she must save the woman held in the hub, who is also capable of falling asleep. Jill needs her because otherwise no one takes care of Matilda when she dies.
Why shoot at the military hub?
Murphy explains that the soldiers inject a cocktail that helps with mental acuity, but it also causes some neurological damage. After six days, the soldiers begin to hallucinate. A soldier sees what he thinks is a grenade, but is actually a pinecone. The soldiers start firing in the thin air – and then at each other.
What’s going on with Noah?
After Noah cuts a wire in the belief that it’s a fish that his father had taught him how to debone, he is highly electric. Jill tries to revive him with a defibrillator, but because she and Matilda touch him and each other, the electric current passes through them all, reducing the shock needed to restart Noah’s heart or shock it back into its proper rhythm.
Will Jill survive?
When the children conclude that they must kill their mother in order for her to restart, they drown her. They are trying to revive her using CPR breast compression. When the screen goes black, we hear Jill gasp and confirm that she is coming back to life. Now that the Adams family has figured out how to restart everyone’s “watches,” they can no doubt use Jill’s military contacts to spread the word and save the world.
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