Currently, I’m struggling with the sense that we are living in the dystopian alt-universe the protagonists accidentally discover via a freak wormhole, the escape from which forms the story arc for a full season. Which is not reassuring, because the dystopian alt-universe folks don’t get to go back through the rip in reality to live in the ‘better’ reality: we’re stuck with what we’ve got, and right now, what we’ve got is kind of shit.

(Further food for thought: what happens to the residents of those alternate realities, when the heroes have been and gone?)