Let’s discuss: I think the writing on the front says ‘Dan is coming around.’ Am I crazy?? Alternate theories welcome @thebookofmaev
That’s what I read.
What I wonder is if the first episode is building up towards Dan deciding to be there for Amy and the kid…only to get the shock of his life when she turns him down. It’s a very Veep kind of story structure and it would get them set up for their final plot very neatly. And, as an additional plus, it would flip the power dynamic between them in the way people (or at least me) have been wanting for a while now.
If it’s reading at 42.10 right now, there’s probably a LOT that needs to be cut – though actors are always slower on their first time through dialogue.