Reality and dreams are connected and sometimes these characters can be vulnerable in USA Network’s Falling Water, and the pieces are slowly going to come together. BuddyTV caught up with series stars Will Yun Lee and Zak Orth and neuroscientist Dr. Moran Cerf at New York Comic-Con to find out what to expect.

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Watch the video interview with Will Yun Lee:

Here are a few highlights:

  • His character, Taka, is a detective on the NYPD and sort of a loner.
  • Taka’s mother and psychiatrist force him into an uncomfortable area he hasn’t tackled: human connectivity.
  • Each character finds pieces in their dreams that leads to a certain place in the real world, and you’ll slowly see them intersect in both the real world and their dreams.
  • The more you find out each episode, the clearer it becomes when they’re in a dream versus the real world.  
  • As he goes into the dream world and finds pieces he finds in the real world, Taka becomes less desensitized, which makes him into a very vulnerable being — while still having to be the tough cop. That all culminates to his relationship with his mother. He’s a broken character.
  • Who is the little boy to him? Someone who comes into the real world and one of those things that will connect all three characters.

Watch the video interview with Zak Orth and neuroscientist Dr. Moran Cerf:

Here are a few highlights:

  • Orth’s silence when asked if his character can be trusted should speak volumes, he noted. He shouldn’t be trusted in terms of whether or not he’s laid bare his motivations or his ultimate goals, but whether or not he means well or thinks he’s doing the right thing, you can trust that.
  • Bill uses the boy to completely manipulate Tess.
  • Yes, you’ll see vulnerability from Bill. He’s a little odd, maybe a little socially off. Despite his grander machinations, there is more than a little element of puppy love for Tess.
  • According to Dr. Cerf, reality and the dream world are both created in the brain, and to the brain, there’s no difference. The beauty of science fiction is that they can invent some of it but also take what they know about it, that there are some leaks from one to the other. Things you experience while awake go into your dreams. Your dreams help you shape tomorrow’s choices.

Falling Water premieres Thursday, October 13 at 10/9c on USA Network. Want more TV news? Like our Facebook page.

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.