My Northlake students watched the first episode of Serial Experiments Lain called “Layer 1: Weird.” I am sure they found the title of the episode fitting. The first episode begins with the suicide of a young girl. Subsequently, students from her school begin to receive emails from her in which she states that she is not dead. The title character, Lain, also receives an email from the dead girl. Her response is not necessarily what one might expect. What kind of character is Lain? What are some of the issues presented in this episode? Read the discussion questions for “Layer 1: Weird” on the “Thinking About” page at http://www.amdmathews.com Once you have read and considered the questions, write at least 200 words responding to the episode. Post your response here as a reply to this message!