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Rabbit Hole (time portal)
General Information
Type Time Portal
Subtype Fictional
Location Al's Diner
Significance Time portal to October 21, 1960
Appearances
Episode(s) The Rabbit Hole
The Day in Question
Characters
Characters Al Templeton
Jake Epping
Yellow Card Man

The Rabbit Hole is a time portal located in the pantry of Al's Diner, a restaurant in Lisbon, Maine.

Laws of Time Travel

Al Templeton discovered the rules of the time portal as he journeyed back and forth across time:

  • Every journey through the portal transports the traveler to October 21, 1960, at precisely 11:58 AM.
  • No matter how long someone stays in the past - hours, days, weeks or years - only two minutes elapse in 2016.
  • Past events can be changed. However, subsequent use of the portal "resets" the timeline and nullifies all changes made on the previous excursion.
  • The "obdurate" past throws up obstacles to prevent history from being changed. Such resistance is proportional to the magnitude of the change. ("The Rabbit Hole")

Etymology

Jake emerges from the Rabbit Hole into 1960.

"Rabbit Hole" refers to the idiom, "go down the rabbit hole". It means to enter into a situation or begin a process or journey that is particularly strange, problematic, difficult, complex, or chaotic, especially one that becomes increasingly so as it develops or unfolds. It is an allusion to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.[1]

References

  1. "Go down the rabbit hole" at Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved. Retrieved on September 17, 2019.
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