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The Sandman‘s sixth episode, “The Sound of Her Wings,” was easily the most moving episode of the recent Netflix hit, and probably one of the most moving TV episodes of 2022 period. The standalone installment saw Dream of the Endless (Tom Sturridge) spend some time with his sister Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) as she goes about her “rounds,” ushering the recently deceased into the afterlife.
But once we’d stopped blubbing, “The Sound of Her Wings” additionally left us with a perplexing query. Death is offered as taking a leisurely stroll round London, guiding the lifeless as she encounters them, so how does she seem to each single dying particular person on the planet on the identical time? Basically, it’s the outdated Santa Claus conundrum, only a extra morbid model of it.
Thankfully, the person you’d count on to have a solution, creator Neil Gaiman, has now supplied an answer to this thriller — by pulling up a web page from the comics. In response to a fan asking for readability on this query, Gaiman responded by posting an alternate between Death and Element Girl from The Sandman #20.
As you possibly can see through the tweet above, Death’s highly effective monologue sees her clarify that she seems together with each dying soul suddenly throughout the complete universe and may understand all of those experiences on the identical time. This dialogue does an exquisite job of reminding us simply how highly effective Death, and by extension, the remainder of the Endless siblings, are, in addition to her selfless dedication to easing humanity’s transition into the afterlife.
Hopefully, we’ll see this second tailored on display screen in future seasons, assuming The Sandman will get no less than one more season within the first place.