'Dispatches from Elsewhere' Episode 3 promos show Peter, Simone and Janice confront the mysterious Octavio
With two episodes down that introduced Peter (Jason Segel) and Simone (Eve Lindley) per episode, we are now primed for Episode 3. In addition to moving the story of the warring Jejune Institute and the Elsewhere Society, we will get some insights into the character of Janice played by Sally Field in the upcoming episode.
In a sneak peek scene, we see Janice, Simone and Peter find Octavio's (Richard E. Grant) car in whose trunk Fredwyn (André Benjamin) had stowed away in the last episode. All of them get the trunk opened worried he is dead, but once Peter pops the trunk, they realize it's empty.
While they are doing this, they are spotted by Octavio and his two burly bodyguards. As Octavio and his men make their way over to the trio, Janice gets a call from Fredwyn telling her that he is fine and that he was right about the game being a deeper conspiracy.
He then tells her that it is vital that she steals an envelope that is in Octavio's pocket before cutting the call. Octavio intones behind her, "Peter, Simone...Janice?" since Janice is standing with her back to him.
In another trailer released by AMC, we see Janice, Simone, and Peter at the back of an auditorium hosting the Jejune Institute's shareholders' meeting. They make their way backstage and listen to Octavio speaking. Addressing the auditorium's audience, Octavio says, "What is our greatest fear? My darkest fear is to find myself gazing in a mirror and not recognizing the man looking back at me."
The next scene shows Simone, Peter and Janice confront Octavio, with Simone demanding answers while Peter looks on with disapproval at Octavio. Janice, however, looks excited as Octavio replies, "What you are asking is..." Peter completes the sentence, asking, "...is this real?". At this, Octavio claps his hands aggressively in Peter's face as if to show that he isn't dreaming and that it is all real.
"This moment is more real than anything else, " he says before he invites Janice to the stage. He gets Janice to put on a weird pair of goggles that look like VR glasses. Once she puts it on, she finds herself looking into the mirror that reflects a younger version of herself in a wedding dress on the day she got married.
She smiles reaching out to the reflection and both she and her younger reflection say "It's me!" simultaneously. Has the Jejune Institute found a way to transport people into their past? Watch the next episode to find out!
'Dispatches from Elsewhere' airs every Monday at 10 pm ET /9c on AMC.