The first half is about Isaak’s pain over the loss of his love Viktor. The second half is an AU showing how both of them could have survived, and ended up together. The Meaning Behind the AU Scenes…
Swimming Scene - Dexter hit Viktor over the head, and was in such a hurry to dump the body that he didn’t check properly to see if he was dead. Dexter is in an unfamiliar area, and because of that it would make sense that he could make a mistake while hurried. Viktor has a major head injury, and is barely alive and would have looked dead to most people. Dexter leaves a small opening in the bag that Viktor is in before dumping the body, so that the water will fill the bag and it will sink more quickly. The painful sting from the salty ocean water against Viktor’s head wound wakes him up, and he is able to eventually pull the bag open through the small hole, and swim to the surface. He starts to swim towards shore while in unconscious survival mode…the pain of the salty sea water against his head injury keeps him barely awake.
Coma Scene - Luckily a cruise ship is passing by and a passenger notices Viktor in the water. He is pulled from the sea, and he loses consciousness almost immediately. He is transferred to a hospital, and has many surgeries to fix his skull. He is in a coma and not expected to survive. He didn’t have any clothes on, so they did not have any form of ID to find out his identity. He stays in a coma for awhile.
Hospital Scenes - He finally wakes up from the coma after his head is healed. He has amnesia, and is unable to tell the police officers anything when they interview him after he wakes up.
Finding Isaak in the Hospital - It is supposed to be Viktor’s last night in the hospital. He is given some clothes and is expected to be fingerprinted the next day by the police to find out more information on his identity, and sent to a half way house. He is walking through the hospital as exercise suggested by the nurses when he passes by a hospital room and sees Isaak lying in a hospital bed. Viktor immediately remembers everything. How did Isaak survive the gunshot wound? Isaak was going into shock and almost died from loss of blood. It made him appear dead to Dexter, who was once again in a hurry to make sure to get rid of the body before anyone came by. Dexter dumped his body in the water, and the shock of the cold of the water woke Isaak up and kept him awake. Luckily, a motorboat full of doctor’s came passing by quickly. Isaak had lost too much blood, but one of the doctor’s on board was a universal donor, so they were able to get enough blood into him to help him survive. He went through several surgeries and was lucky to be alive.
Hand Holding Scene - Viktor goes to Isaak and holds his hand, and they both have a touching reunion.
Viktor Walking Through Old Abandoned House + Intimate Scenes Scenes - Isaak is still in danger, because of the price on his head, etc. Viktor is in danger, because he is wanted for murder by the police. Viktor continues to pretend he has amnesia to the hospital staff, and is able to sneak Isaak out of the hospital that night. Isaak is very weak, and needs constant care. Viktor steals a car and drives as far away as he can, and eventually finds an old abandoned house where he nurses Isaak back to health. The intimate scenes between Isaak and Viktor show the shock and intense joy Isaak feels over Viktor being alive. Isaak looks different during the intimate scenes, because he is in disguise. He’s dyed and cut his hair. Isaak eventually grows his hair out again and doesn’t dye it anymore once they’ve gotten farther away from the Florida area.
Viktor Breaking Into Apartment and Looking Out Window Nervously - Viktor moves them around a lot while nursing Isaak back to health. Sometimes he breaks into apartments/homes that obviously don’t have anyone in them. He is the one who has to take charge and protect Isaak while Isaak is injured and vulnerable. He also has to constantly be on the lookout for police, etc.
Just a Bunch of Scenes of Isaak and Viktor Being Affectionate and/or Gazing At Each Other - Just showing their intense love for each other while they are on the run...caressing, flirting, gazing at each other, and making love.
Viktor Walking Onto Porch Of Mansion and Gazing At View With Isaak + Last Few Scenes- Isaak always kept a large nest egg in an untraceable bank account for a rainy day. Once Isaak is fully healed he is able to find a way to get access to it, and they both are able to use false identities to get to a tropical island where Isaak buys a beautiful mansion. It is their first night at the mansion. Viktor watches the view with Isaak on the porch. Isaak gives Viktor some flowers. Isaak cooks a romantic dinner, and asks Viktor to marry him during the dinner. The photo at the end is taken ten years in the future, which symbolizes that they both have been living happily together all those years.