The sales space’s Amber Heard highlights Nadine’s ‘unhealthy’ love for Flagg
The following post contains spoilers for episode 3 of The booth. If you haven’t seen before, come back now!
Booth Nadine Cross may be a survivor of the Captain Trips pandemic … but that doesn’t seem to be the case Your fellow survivors should trust her.
Episode 3 of the CBS All Access adaptation, released Thursday, revealed more backstories about Amber Heard’s mysterious character, and revealed that she was a long-time devotee of Alexander Skarsgard’s villain Randall Flagg.
Nadine had first been contacted by Flagg when she was a young girl: she and her friends half jokingly tried a session, and Flagg used the planchette to carve the words “Nadine will be my queen” on the wooden floor . (Much to the girls’ horror, of course.) Then we learned in today’s Boulder that Flagg has been communicating with Nadine for years – and now he wants Nadine to kill mother Abagail and the five survivors who are taking over the Boulder Free Zone. For her part, Nadine no longer seems to be scared of Flagg as she was as a child, but rather seems to be quite in love with him, a toxic dynamic that Heard describes as “tragic”.
“Let’s be honest: Nadine has been cared for by Flagg since she was a child,” explains actress TVLine. “And like many people who are effectively cared for, people in a vulnerable position receive a measure of protection and love – or it seems – from someone. And when that person is trying to own them, take advantage of them, or otherwise get involved in an unhealthy dynamic, it can be very difficult to get out of them [that] and see through [it]. ”
Although Nadine Flagg initially said she would do “anything” for him after he asked for a favor, she looked significantly less confident about that promise when Flagg asked her to end six lives in Boulder. According to Heard, Flagg’s request in the coming episodes will “build a power dynamic” between him and Nadine that is “really, really unhealthy and tragic, to be honest.”
“The person who once offered you protection as a vulnerable person now also says,” You have to do this too, and do this and pay this bill this way, “she teased.” But Nadine has almost no choice but to Flagg to love. It’s all she knows. “