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PREVIOUSLY: Did Carrie go back in time to find her mother? Is Mindy somehow pulling strings in the present?
PART 81b: DO YOU MINDY?
Luci frowned, but apparently couldn’t think of an immediate defence for her position. After a troubled glance in Frank’s direction, she resumed her pacing.
“Let’s all back up,” Lee suggested. “Consider ways our rich witch’s note COULD have been written by our version of the track tease. For example, maybe it was dropped off after destroying the chip, but before she went after her mom? Thinking it was possible for us to make another chip or something.”
Julie shook her head. “Doubtful. Carrie’s started using new stationery in the last couple months. My note was on plain paper. Why the difference?”
“Also, Carrie was pretty adamant about not invoking more time travel,” Chartreuse added. “Problem is, I’m not sure I, like, buy Luci’s theory either. After all, the mystery note’s basically led to all of us, you know, being here and theorizing about time travel. Which is, like, exactly what ‘Future Carrie’ would want to avoid, yeah?”
“We weren’t always working together,” Clarke pointed out.
Julie winced. “Yeah, look, about that… Clarke, I…”
He flashed her a tired smile. “We’ll talk later.”
“Know what? We’re putting a lot of faith in handwriting here,” Corry decided. “And handwriting can be forged. Moreover, Julie, the note never referred to you by name, did it?”
“No,” she admitted. “You think it was a setup by someone else? But who outside of our group would know enough to be able to pull it off?”