the sci-fi series Surface,
one of the heroes has a very vivid dream in which one of the
sea beasts confronts him and he gets to see it in full detail.
Up until this point, neither he nor the audience has had a
really good look at what one of these creatures looks like
out of the water and yet when he does eventually see one,
in the last episode, it is just like his dream. Why is that?
you fall asleep or leave the room to make a cuppa while you
were watching this show? At the start of the series, the character
in question, insurance salesman Rich Connelly, has a very
close encounter with the creatures when one of them kills
his brother while the two of them are out scuba diving. While
I admit that everything is grainy and underwater and that
we never really get a good look at the front of the creature,
it is likely that Rich sees everything and that the image
is hidden away in his subconscious, eventually coming out
in his nightmare.
you don't like that explanation, bear in mind that the show
has been cancelled and was not renewed for a second season,
leaving it up to the viewer to decide what happens to our
heroes next. So imagine that Rich turns out to be developing
clairvoyant abilities - a useful skill in the insurance business!