Impulse Revisionism’s “State Of Mind” presents several compelling storylines to follow. First, we discover that teleporters have the ability to vanish at will. Second, there are secret weapons in play, shielded by protective laws. Third, Jenna encourages Henry to disclose her teleportation powers to the police and her mother. Fourth, it’s revealed that the human mind can influence objects, contrary to common belief. Fifth, Henry comes to the stark realization that in this wicked, unforgiving world, saving anyone is not possible.
To begin, we discover that Teleporters can vanish at any time, in any location, anywhere.
This broadcast highlights covert weaponry developed by corporations, safeguarded by intellectual property laws.
Additionally, there are laws in place to protect the disclosure of classified information and to impose restrictions on citing the sale and use of weapons.
In this episode, we witness Teleporters engaged in a war, where moral principles like “do not kill” are discarded. Characters like Dominic, Henry, and Nikolai, as well as Henry’s father, are caught in the midst of this conflict. Moreover, there are legal safeguards to shield classified information and regulate the sale and use of weapons.
Teleporters can effortlessly materialize inside unoccupied homes worldwide, spending nights or more without being detected or hindered. Their ability to travel anywhere at any time with anyone grants them the ultimate freedom. They have the power to vanish at will, no matter the location or circumstance.
Henry explains to Jenna why seeking help from the police is futile. Jenna should be aware of this, but Henry understands that explaining the intricacies of teleportation to the authorities would be fruitless since they would never believe it.
Jenna is an idealistic individual, desiring honesty from Henry and wanting her to confide in her mother. However, Henry refrains from doing so because she is aware that certain knowledge has the potential to harm people. She can see the transformation taking place in Jenna.
The Millers, who are Mennonites, intend to make the individuals responsible for losing their fentanyl at the Canadian border face consequences.
The power of the mind can induce inanimate objects to move, and stress serves as the catalyst for Henry’s seizures, which, in turn, activate her teleportation abilities. Stress can also lead to the development of welts on the skin, which can trigger remarkable displays of strength, for instance.
Meanwhile, Henry’s blackouts result in her losing track of time and regaining consciousness in a different location, which is the reason behind her teleportation.
The authorities devise an explanation for Clay’s accident, but the police chief’s cover story is questioned. Sheriff Anna reveals that the suspect in the Clay hit-and-run has a solid alibi supported by several witnesses. Nevertheless, the police chief sticks to his original cover story.
This episode highlights the futility of trying to save one’s family in this harsh world. For instance, both Bill Boone and Dominic resort to taking lives in attempts to protect their families, but eventually, they and their loved ones meet their demise. Henry’s dad also strives to rescue Cleo and Henry, but even Henry’s teleportation abilities can’t preserve her family in this wicked world. In reality, it seems this evil world cannot spare anyone, and when it comes down to it, this world leads to destruction.
Henry finds it more comfortable when she remains silent. She makes it evident to Jenna that she prefers not to discuss Clay’s sexual assault, her teleportation abilities, the assault itself, or the topic of planned parenthood. In Henry’s view, Jenna is more appealing when she refrains from talking.
Despite not having a realistic view of governments, Townes guards certain secrets closely. He refrains from disclosing Henry’s teleportation abilities to the government, justifying it by claiming he doesn’t need financial incentives due to his upper-middle-class background. However, in the real world, governments often engage in citizen surveillance, showing little regard for privacy. They have even asserted the power to detain citizens without trial. Governments maintain a shroud of secrecy, with classified information and secretive institutions such as grand juries and FISA courts.
Towards the conclusion of this segment, Henry raises concerns about the school’s actions. She questions the school’s support for a teacher who falsifies his PhD credentials, which she views as a middle-class tactic for class warfare. Furthermore, she questions the school’s decision to reward a teacher who bullies autistic students and physically intervenes with students. Henry directly challenges the “appropriateness” of these school policies when speaking to the principal, who indeed holds a genuine PhD.
In conclusion, “State Of Mind” by Impulse Revisionism weaves together a tapestry of intriguing storylines. The revelation of teleporters’ vanishing abilities, the presence of secret weapons safeguarded by laws, Jenna’s counsel to Henry, the mind’s extraordinary influence on objects, and Henry’s sobering recognition of the world’s unyielding nature all contribute to a narrative that captivates and challenges our understanding of the human condition.