Reverie (S01E03) “No More Mr. Nice Guy”

This episode of Reverie touches on the subject of fear and what it can do to a person. Mara’s (Sarah Shahi) latest charge is a man named Nate (Ashley Zukerman), who happens to be battling his own shame and fears, by taking charge and becoming the bad guy in his own little world. Mara must race against the clock with a 24 hour timeline, but she is more than up to the task.

While Mara is trying to keep Nate’s outside world from falling apart on him, Charlie (Dennis Haysbert) is on his own mission. The secrecy seems to be company wide, but that’s to be expected in a place like that. It brings some intrigue and keeps the viewer watching, hoping to unhook some of those locked up thoughts. Charlie has a way of finding out the truth, which can only spell trouble for Mara.

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REVERIE — “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Episode 103 — Pictured: Ashley Zukerman as Nate Hallo — (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Nate’s Reverie seems to be evolving around him, reading his deepest fears and what he needs to move forward. This causes some unsettling moments, but its necessary in order for him to face his demons and return to his other life. In a world like Reverie people are able to do the unexpected, but they can also find a road to recovery and healing.

We get a few glimpse’s into Paul’s (Sendhil Ramamurthy) life, entrusting Mara with some of his deep, dark memories. Everyone is hurting on some level and most are struggling just to get through another day. There is a lot of pain that needs to be addressed, but as Alexis (Jessica Lu) put it, Reverie is a gift for the world, it is going to help so many people.

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REVERIE — “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Episode 103 — Pictured: Madeleine McGraw as Brynn — (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

There always seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel and this episode is no different. Mara seems to have an uncanny knack of tapping into these trapped souls and bringing them back to reality. Now if only she could do the same for herself, although there are glimpses of hope in her own world, her defiance could undo it all.

Mara is beginning to unravel and the derealization is starting to distort reality with fantasy. The dangers are starting to present themselves in new and twisted ways, this wasn’t quite what she had signed up for. As her past catches up to her there is nowhere to run, she must face it, before she loses it all again.

A new episode of Reverie airs Wednesday, June 20 on NBC at 10/9c.