Russian Doll Season 1 Episode 6 Recap
In the previous episode of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Alan discovered that Mike was at Nadia’s party. In Russian Doll season 1 episode 6, Nadia went with Alan through his day in hopes of finding another clue.
Alan and Nadia debated if they were in hell or if they were the same person. She found one of the first games she designed in Alan’s living room. He hated the game because it was too hard, so Nadia played it. She asked Alan how he died the first time, but he couldn’t remember. Since Nadia remembered how she died, she felt this could be a clue since it was a known unknown.
Nadia took Alan to see Ruth. Alan didn’t want to see a therapist since he feared people thinking he’s crazy. Ruth told Alan about Nadia’s mother. She had shattered all the mirrors in her house since reflection was proof of existence. On the way back, Alan and Nadia discovered they were both allergic to bees. People fled a swarm of bees in the subway station, and Alan and Nadia died.
“The Worst Night of My Life”
Nadia insisted on going through Alan’s night with him to find out how he died. At Beatrice’s, Nadia told her off. They went to the bar because that was where Alan had gotten drunk afterwards. Nadia admitted that on her first night, she had slept with Mike. Alan and Nadia went back to her apartment and had sex where Alan roleplayed as Mike.
When Alan was asleep, Nadia took off with his shoes to give them to Horse. She gave Horse her kruggerand, the last of 150 gold coins that her Holocaust-surviving grandparents had invested in. She took Horse to the bodega where she remembered seeing Alan on her first night.
When she came back to her apartment, Alan had cleaned. He put up old pictures of Nadia and her mother that Nadia had kept under her bed. She threw him out of the apartment. Later, at Ruth’s, Nadia choked on some chicken.
When Nadia came to in Maxine’s bathroom, the mirror typically in front of her was gone. Max insisted there was never a mirror there. Nadia rushed over to Alan’s apartment. She apologized for throwing him out and told him that she didn’t want to go through this alone. Alan told her he remembered how he had died the first time. He had thrown himself off a building and killed himself.
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