Amazon Prime’s ‘Upload’ is a surreal journey into the near-future where death is merely a hop-skip-jump away. When Nathan Brown unexpectedly dies in a freak self-driven car accident, his domineering and wealthy girlfriend Ingrid quickly has him enrolled in the poshest afterlife facility available — Lakeview. Soon, Nathan finds himself (reluctantly) living a luxurious existence on his girlfriend’s dime, finding it increasingly claustrophobic being so dependent on her.
Things get even more complicated when he starts to fall for his customer service executive, or “Angel,” Nora. So how do things play out? Does Nathan escape Ingrid’s clutches and get together with Nora? Let’s find out. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Do Nathan and Nora Get Together?
Nathan and Nora form the warm and fuzzy will-they-won’t-they romance at the center of ‘Upload.’ From the time she first sets eyes on him (which is a few moments after his death), Nora is attracted to Nathan. It isn’t long before the latter begins to reciprocate the feelings. However, in addition to the obvious problem of one of them being dead and the other alive, there are some pretty big hurdles for the two to cross before their romance can blossom.
While Nathan grapples with his controlling girlfriend, Ingrid, Nora fills her time dating men that inevitably disappoint her (Byron in season 1, Matteo in season 2). Nathan and Nora get tantalizingly close to proclaiming their love for one another, and by season 2, it is essentially an open secret that the two are desperately in love with each other. Only, the stars just don’t seem to align for them.
The season 2 finale, however, makes some dramatic turns, and suddenly, Nathan finds himself “Downloaded” into a body, back in the realm of the living. Despite Ingrid being present, our hero turns to Nora, making his feelings quite clear. It gets better as the two then find themselves alone in a train cabin and finally hug in real life (as opposed to through avatars and “Hug Gloves”). Things get steamy, and it looks like Nathan and Nora finally get together.
Of course, moments later, a warning sign hints that Nathan’s head is about to literally explode, which might result in a gruesome end to the short romance. However, that is a matter for future seasons.
Does Nathan Break Up with Ingrid?
If you think the dynamic between Nathan and Nora is complicated, wait till we get into Nathan and Ingrid. Ever since our hero is placed in Lakeview, his existence has been overseen and largely controlled by Ingrid, who holds the purse strings. At the end of season 1, in a desperate ploy to get out from under her thumb, Nathan moves into the pay-as-you-go 2 Gig section, only to quickly run out of data and become frozen.
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