Station Eleven’s finale found a silver lining in the post-apocalypse
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for Station Eleven.]
Midway through the Station Eleven pilot, Jeevan Chaudhary has a panic attack, as he realizes the world is about to permanently change. His sister Siya, who works at a hospital, has warned him to take shelter, to find his brother Frank and barricade themselves indoors. Jeevan goes to the grocery store — with young actress Kirsten, for whom he has become an accidental babysitter — and loads up numerous full carts of food. As he dissociates through checking out the groceries, the lone cashier asks him if the flu is worth worrying about. Jeevan tells the clerk, in no uncertain terms, to head home.
I still remember my last pre-mask grocery store run, an impulse trip to Ralphs to stock up …
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