Mysteriously gifted with the power to rewind time, young photography student Max Caulfield became entangled in the dark secrets of Arcadia Bay. She used her strange new abilities to reconnect with her oddest friend, Chloe Price, and to bring to justice the men who had murdered Chloe’s closest confidante, Rachel Amber. Max’s temporal abilities came at a cost, however, creating a once-in-a-generation hurricane that threatened the town with total destruction, if Max didn’t allow the original timeline – in which Chloe died of a gunshot wound – to play out. In one sequence of events, Max chose to save Chloe’s life, sacrificing Arcadia Bay. And in a multiverse of infinite possibilities, this is one version of what happened next…
Meanwhile, Rachel prepared for her upcoming Hamlet tour. Mulling over the death of her character, Ophelia, Rachel’s mind was plagued with thoughts of the death of her counterpart from Max’s reality.
Max met Tristan on the beach where he was training his power – and where he glimpsed another Chloe. After they clasped hands and concentrated, Max saw what Tristan wanted to show her: a Chloe from another string. But while Max tried to connect to this other reality, the Chloe of her current string suffered an other-worldly amount of pain.
Max now believes that ‘her’ Chloe is looking for her too.