‘Survive’ Episode 5, “You Can Die Here Alone”

I have to admire Paul’s one rule.

No drama where there is no drama.

However I am wondering if dude doesn’t notice that there is drama. At least for me it’s what I’d call drama. Why? Well let’s see. They just survived a plane ride where everyone else died. They are in the mountains where no one will probably ever find them. They are freezing. Jane’s obviously got a brain injury. There is a lot of drama.

But in the same breath, these two need each other.

Paul and Jane need each other.

Survive is streaming on Quibi. If you aren’t familiar with the series, here’s the premise –

Jane wants to end it all. Then a plane crash almost ends it for her. Now she’s crawling from the wreckage with Paul, the only other survivor, and a new drive to stay alive.

We’re on episode 5 of the series (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 reviews) and these two are going to have to get to know each other quickly. Their very survival is going to depend on it.

It’s the next morning and Jane needs to get out of the plane. She is feeling a little claustrophobic. She can’t get the door to open. She tries a pocket knife, and then suddenly we find her kicking the door open.

If I was Jane, I would be having a full on freak out. I would straight up have just sat my ass down and given up. At least I think I would have. I shut down in trauma, I don’t find myself being strong.

Jane sees the lady that collapsed in front of her and I straight up freak out for her – because like – I am not touching dead bodies. But Jane, she tries to – well, I can’t figure out if she’s digging her out of the snow, or digging her into the snow to be buried.

But Paul comes out and he’s trying to get to Jane. He wonders did he know this person? And honestly, I am wondering the same thing. I am wondering if Jane’s lost it. I am wondering if Jane is going to make it.

I am wondering if she is like, given up completely. She’s got to be scared, but she also has got to snap out of it.

Granted, Paul is about to verbally slap her ass out of it. He’s losing his shit and I am like IT IS ABOUT TIME. He has every right to lose his shit and every right to be afraid. He has every right to tell her to get her shit together too.

He needs her.

Jane and Paul need each other.

But Jane is telling him not to worry about it – that she’s okay dying right there. Right where she is. He doesn’t know how to take the things that she is saying, but he doesn’t know that she was trying to kill herself when the plane went down.

Jane is in the plane trying to stay warm when she notices the bottle of pills. Now, I am a little confused cause I thought she had poured them all out and they were lost, but like I was waiting for her to find at least one – if anything to help Paul with his pain.

She takes a piece of glass and rubs her finger across it.

Jane has to make the choice to survive or not. She has to make the choice to keep pushing forward or to just let life go. And I am hoping that she is pushed to know that her life means something. Because it does.

Paul tells her that they have to move, that they are exposed there. She tells him to go. Jane is conflicted and you can see it in her face. She thought that she would be able to just let it all go and her life go. But Paul is pushing her.

He’s scared and thought she doesn’t see it about herself, she’s scared too.

When he starts to leave and leave her behind (though to be honest I don’t think he would have actually left her behind), you see a tear in her eye and you know, she’s found a spark of a fight.

And I am hoping that spark grows. Because life is precious and we all deserve to live our lives.

Survive is streaming now on Quibi.

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