By Ashley Hoffman
December 21, 2016

Warning: This post contains spoilers for The OA.

Ever since Netflix’s new mystery series The OA debuted, fans have been suggesting that the central character’s fantastical story doesn’t quite add up.

On the show, Brit Marling plays the OA a.k.a. Prairie, a young woman who miraculously survives abduction and unfolds her addictive backstory every night for five captive listeners. The series seems to present each mysterious segment of her tale as her own account. But apparently that’s not exactly the case, and we’re really watching the way her new friends are interpreting the retelling.

In a new interview with Esquire, Marling’s co-creator Zal Batmanglij, who also directs the show, explains that there’s a difference between the OA’s version and the version the Crestwood squad imagines:

As the OA sends everyone down the mystery rabbit hole, this could be a key revelation. Consider it just as important to remember as the cat hiss/spirit fingers dance combo, which parkour Steve really knocked out of the park.

Read more at Esquire.

Write to Ashley Hoffman at Ashley.Hoffman@time.com.

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