The Eyes of Texas Look Back

In the fourth episode of 11.22.63, The Eyes have it! The Eyes of Texas that is. Someone is spying on our dear time traveler, while his brother (yeah right) spies on another man’s wife. Jake does some spying of his own as he tails George, while Ms Mimi spies on Jakes mysterious past. Book fans will rejoice with the discretion taken at the Bungalows making it into the show, and the promise of a potential Deke and Mimi relationship, but some are still wondering if Jake and Clayton meeting face to face was a bit too soon and drastic. Join Wayne and Troy this week as they journey through the obdurate past as they look back on The Eyes of Texas.

Segment Run times

Introduction (0:00-2:44)
The Reset (2:44-4:49)
The Look back – Show Discussion (4:49-18:19)
The Look back – Book and Easter Eggs (18:19-33:57)
PromoRemake This Movie Right (33:57-34:30)
The Phone Booth (34:30-1:08:06)

The Eyes of Texas Points of Interest

The opening Credits from week to week appear to be affected by Jake’s presence in the past. The clock continues to move ahead 5 minutes ever closer to that fateful hour of 12:30 PM on 11.22.63. This week the the record’s song was “King of Hearts”. But the contents of the brief case changed from a gun to Reel to Reel Tapes. And some of the red strings seemed to vibrate a little.

The Eyes of Texas

We also talked about the title of this episode being called “The Eyes of Texas” which is the fight song for the University of Texas Longhorns. It goes The Eyes of Texas are upon you, All the live long day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you, You can not get away. Do not think you can escape them, At night or early in the morn The Eyes of Texas are upon you, ‘Till Gabriel blows his horn. You can sing along with the band below.

The piano number that Sadie plays in the school music room is none other than Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie published as three separate pieces in 1888 Paris, France. Singer Kate Bush also uses this tune when she opens her song “Symphony in Blue” which you can hear in the video below.

In her fourth blog post Bridget Carpenter discusses not only The Eyes of Texas but also shares insights from Stephen King’s Visit to the set. Go behind the scenes with Bridget thanks to Entertainment Weekly.

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Thanks for listening! We’ll talk to you soon. Remember the past is obdurate, and life turns on a dime.