Awake's Michael Britten is already living in two worlds, and after Thursday's episode, he may soon be living in a third.Jason Isaacs ) has been slipping back and forth between two realities ever since a car accident killed either his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) or his son Rex (Dylan Minnette). In Thursday's aptly titled episode "Oregon," Britten learns that Hannah is far more serious than he thought about moving to the Beaver State to pursue law school — and to escape the pain of losing their son."Obviously she's devastated by the loss of her son and yet she needs to stay in perpetual motion," Allen tells TVGuide.com. "She can't stop or it's the end for her. I think she's relentlessly optimistic. She's trying to stay buoyant and move forward and think about the future. She loves Michael and she wants to be with Michael ... but she's ready to leave the house and leave town and start something new."Naturally, Britten isn't a fan of that decision, which will strain the couple's relationship, Allen says. "I think she really presses him," she says. "Hannah is asking him to quit his job basically. He's been at this precinct for as long as they've been together. ... I don't think that she realizes what a threat moving actually is for him."Cherry Jones and B.D. Wong) believe the move to Oregon would actually benefit Michael's healing. If he is physically removed from the world that his mind is multiplying into alternate realities, they argue, eventually the imaginary reality will fall apart."Michael's connected with things that are more material like [Rex's] bedroom and all the trophies and everything," Allen says. "He needs to stay in the house. ... [In Oregon], there's no Rex's bedroom upstairs. This alludes to the ability to cross between worlds — that [the bedroom] is like a portal or something."
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