I think it's intentionally left vague and we can't draw a conclusion yet. We do know the following parts of her story are true:
She was adopted
She was blind at adoption
She was Russian (I think? Didn't her parents tell her to speak English at one point?)
She ran away
She went to New York and played the violin in the subway
She returned 7 years later
This question has been asked here and here are a couple answers:
Stylisation, not being bound to commercialism (adverts in most TV shows) or >the brainwashed expectation we have for formulaic structure and conformity. By not being bound to these, they are able to tell the story like a novel through chapters of differing lengths.
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We don't know
Like most things in The OA, there is all kind of symbolism which is mostly left up to the viewer to parse out and/or decide for themselves.
There hasn't been any comments from the show's creators on specifically why they made Khatun Arabic, but the word "khatun" means "queen" or "empress".
My guess is that the creators were attempting to ...
There is no explicit answer for it yet but there are many theories for it and most popular one is :
Both are same person. From bustle.com speculation on the subject:
French & Homer Are Different Versions Of The Same Person
When French is sneaking around Prairie's home in the finale, for a
moment he looks at himself in the mirror and sees Homer....
Because he's not an FBI agent. This is speculation on my part, but nothing about him seems legit. He works out of an office building with almost no other people. His own office looks as though it was abandoned by a failed company and they're squatting there.
Furthermore, if he is a psychologist or even just a counselor, he's being highly unethical. (Not ...
It wasn't clear to me whether it was a crime or something more akin to being a non-violent but mentally ill person who might try to leave, wander off, or even get lost unintentionally. However, it's feasible she's going to be charged with child endangerment or something similar, and they think she's a flight risk. I think they've kept it vague intentionally.
Side note: I've taken to referring to each dimension by who OA is in that dimension. The original dimension is "Prairie Dimension" (PD), the second is "Nina Dimension" (ND) and the most recent one is "Brit Dimension" (BD), since OA appears to have jumped into a dimension where she's Brit Marling. This is just my personal system for keeping track of things.
The Braille in the office says Rachel.
Since I only speak English I couldn't decipher the face Braille on one cheek but it looks like "hirt meg" or "hinrt meg". It's hard to tell because of the shift in cell placement, because it's not on paper.
One word on the chin looks like "genl" or "genth" - again hard to tell.
"hinrt" means "hints" in German and ...
Now that they have the 5th motion, they opened the gate and since Homer also has all 5 movements established, he is reaching out to French; as a link and channel has begun to form (across time and space which are merely physical boundaries not spiritual).
French plays football and Homer (the 16 yr old gets a head injury from football). Maybe French is a Homer from another dimension and he dies on the field later. He also explains all those things about her father possibly being a bad person (he drowned her first).
Also, I noticed that Homer, in the story told by OA, when he was told to seduce the older lady,...
They mentioned that amnesia would be a side effect of multi-dimensional travel. Maybe Homer travelled into a different dimension, where he is Fench and not Homer, and forgot all about his past life... until it started trickling back
It was their intent to help the OA, but remains to be seen if they actually helped The OA/Prairie/Nina travel vs if any of them also traveled. Remember Dr. Hap had giant robot cubes that did the movements too.
We learn from Dr. Hap experimenting that there are "seeds" in the brain and he believes he has found away to grow or germinate these seeds. The ...
As user1118321 said, I don't think the ankle bracelet was due to being charged with a crime - rather it was a (somewhat extreme) measure on the part of her parents to prevent her from leaving the house without their permission, as she has proven herself to be both mentally unstable and a flight risk.
It's certainly possible that there were kidnapping ...
You suggest that it might have been the swallowing of the bird that gave her this 'verbosity' - but I'm not sure it really stands, as in many of the other scenes post-bird-eating (in fact, the bulk of the show which is not a flashback) she does not speak in this manner.
I felt it was one of the TV show's weaknesses. We also don't find out what happened to ...
In Part II, Episode 6, "Mirror Mirror", the FBI agent and also Prairie's counselor, Elias Rahim says that he's been "sent to help OA" and guides the group on what to do. This hints that he might also be an interdimensional traveler.
In Part I, he was most likely there to talk to French, console and guide him, to help OA.
Dialogue from S02E06:
According to this:
Unfortunately for the show’s small but devoted fanbase, Netflix
recently canceled The OA after two seasons. Science fiction writer
Anthony Ha was disappointed but not surprised, given recent trends at
“They had a really bad quarterly earnings report, and subscriber
growth is not going the way they want it to, so ...
Turning my comment into an answer, I think the idea is that Prairie is a conduit for "cosmic knowledge" and that knowledge extends itself into "other selves" that live across a multiverse, in which there are clusters of close parallel universes, and universes more far removed, as explained in season 2 by another more seasoned fellow traveler.
Prairie is not ...
I think the immediate implications are that there are correlations or juxtapositions between Hap's Captives and Prairie's new group that act as counterparts that work in such a way to make the movements possible for Prairie to use...
French and Homer share the idea of being young athletes, who both come to suffer head injuries, but obviously Homer's being ...