'Kidding' Season 2 sees Will obsessed with Fibonacci Sequence and a set of magic numbers for time warp
Will wants to go back in time and realizes that if the Fibonacci numbers continue to portray 'magic', his parents could be together
Spoiler alert for 'Kidding' Season 2
Season 2 of 'Kidding' has brought tears and laughter throughout its six episodes and with four more episodes to go to, we are excited to see Will Piccirillo's (Cole Allen) narrative played out. A little devastated at the divorce of his parents and with the recent loss of his brother he has come to the conclusion that he might be 'magic'.
In Episode 3 of 'Kidding,' Will finds a book on math and mysticism and gets a little more than curious about turning back time. In each episode since, there has been some sort of inclination that Will may be in fact 'magic' — although what will come of it has not been revealed. What's even more interesting is that it seems as though his mother, Jill (Judy Greer) may have been hiding a secret. Will finds an envelope with his late twin brother Phil's name on it. The contents of the envelope contained a "Thank you donor letter". Has Jill donated her son's organs without telling the family?
The book of math and mysticism speaks of a ritual with past items in close proximity, and in Episode 6 Will has a rather confident inclination that the ritual may have worked. The numbers in the checked-out library book correlate to things that have been happening in his life — from the intense kid that has the eyes of his brother to the jar of Skittles that he won in the corridor of his school. His friend called the set of numbers a Fibonacci sequence and Will has held on to hope that his parents, still single, can make it and he can go back to a time where it's all good. A bit irrational? Yes, considering his parents got divorced on national TV on a Puppet show in Episode 5.
He reveals the slight idea of magic to his father in Episode 6, where he wants to go back in time. This is when he realizes that if the Fibonacci numbers continue to portray 'magic', his parents could be together. What he finds out though is that his mother may be getting married again, and obviously, he loses his mind. He claims to have possibly turned time backward. So what is this 'magic' sequence?
The Fibonacci sequence is considered to be one of the most admired mathematical formulas. Its premise is that the sequence formed is the sum of the two numbers before it, with an equation to follow as such: Xn+2= Xn+1 + Xn. Known as 'nature's secret code' or even 'nature's universal rule', it is said to 'govern dimensions' of everything. It is known to be connected to the golden ratio the spiral arrangement of leaves or petals on some plants follow. "We're good pattern recognizers. We can see a pattern regardless of whether it's there or not. It's all just wishful thinking," said Keith Devlin, a mathematician at Stanford University.
And while we want to see the things we hope for the future, we can set ourselves up to believing that time is tangible and that's simply not true because time can be considered to be an illusion. If you want to keep track of Will's antics on 'magic' numbers, Showtime has got your back. This tweet has the recent tracker, updated for your convenience.
'Kidding' Season 2 airs on Sundays at 10 pm EST on Showtime.