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Since it's about the season finale, obviously spoilers ahead. Just to makes clear, this question is about the (comissioned by Netflix) BBC America TV series

Towards the end of the season, Todd and Dirk travel in time to the events that occurred in the first episode and witness the massacre in the hotel penthouse. They run away from it and the future-Dirk meets the past self. He tells the past-Dirk the catchphrase "Three questions one answer", tells him that the kitten is important and where Todd, his future friend lives.

Later Todd and Dirk have an argue, the former accuses Dirk of lying about the events he knew, that would happen and that Dirk ruined his life, just to have a friend.

What exactly Dirk Gently supposed to lie about?

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    There's a Dirk Gently TV series now? Neat. – JAB Feb 28 '17 at 19:34
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    I watched it yesterday on Netflix - 2016 version with Elijah Woods as Todd – Yasskier Feb 28 '17 at 20:03
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    @DaveJohnson It's not as though those of us outside of the US get any less "shafted" by Netflix. There are a lot of movies and shows that are, or have been, available on Netflix in the US that aren't available here in the UK. – Anthony Grist Feb 28 '17 at 20:37
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    @JAB I have to say, that not having seen the series my first reaction isn't "neat", but "Oh FSM, think how many ways they could have screwed that up!". Mr. Adams was a pretty special kind of crazy, and I don't really want any inferior crazies messing with his stuff. – dmckee Feb 28 '17 at 21:29
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    @delinear as long as the sofa's still stuck... – Spencer Mar 1 '17 at 11:34
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Todd assumes that,

since Dirk saw his future self in the past and gleaned a couple of bits of information

that he (Dirk) either knew, or at least should have known, what was going to happen

(that they would essentially end up travelling back to the past themselves and reliving the events).

He's possibly laying the blame for those who were hurt as a result of those events at Dirk's door, or at the very least he's angry that Dirk kept this knowledge from him - possibly he believes he could have done more to help the victims if he'd been forewarned.

However, I have to say in Dirk's defence, Todd is being very unfair here.

Todd himself also saw his future self in the past, wearing the coat and t-shirt he later deliberately picked up. He also heard a snippet of his future self's conversation with Dirk. So he basically had the same amount of knowledge - seeing his future self, acquiring the items his future self had, and hearing a piece of information out of context.

Todd revealed none of this information to Dirk, so if Dirk is a monster then Todd is just as guilty. Todd might argue that he was shocked by what he saw and it only made sense to him in retrospect - in fact this is pretty much Dirk's argument in response to his accusation.

  • I don't think it's fair to say that Dirk and Todd had the same level of knowledge. Todd knew he'd seen something weird, but only for a second. Dirk had explicit confirmation that he'd travelled back in time. It's also not his "job" to put those pieces of information and come to a conclusion; even with the same information (and I still say Dirk had more), Dirk is far better suited to actually figure out what was going on. Todd was simply along for the ride. – Anthony Grist Mar 1 '17 at 12:57
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    Well, again, simply "going along for the ride" is exactly how Dirk describes his own "methods", on multiple occasions, so he's really no better placed than Todd. I guess it's really a matter of opinion who had the most information. I mean Todd literally walked in on himself shouting the name of the device that lead to the issues, so arguably he should have worked it out from that, but in any event the point is they both had a very weird (out of context) experience that, realistically, anyone would have struggled to mentally reconstruct into a true series of events. – delinear Mar 1 '17 at 13:34

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