What the extraordinary twist on this Zoey playlist means for season 3
We then phoned the series creator Austin Winsberg and asked him to explain what just happened, what it means and how it happened, and it turns out it all has a lot to do with that dream sequence in which Zoey’s father, Mitch (Peter Gallagher). Here is in full what he said:
“We spent a lot of time this season and even talked about the inequality in Zoey and Max’s relationship in season one. He felt like the fact that she could hear his heart songs and know what was going on in his heart goes, was inherently unfair and his brain, but he couldn’t do the same to her, and they had a lot of fights and conversations about where in our minds we clearly plant the seeds for what is to come. “
“Then she has this moment in [the finale]where she has this conversation with her dad and he talks about how he’s part of the universe now and there was a lot of talk this season where Zoey yells at the universe and ‘why is the universe doing this to me?’ And Mitch concludes that he may have something to do with everything that’s wrong with her, and that the universe is doing all of this for a reason. And the last thing she says before Max gets power is that she’s talking about the universe. And then she sings him a song. In my view, it is certainly part of him to get the power now so that he can get a glimpse of Zoey and that for once there can be real equality in their relationship.