After disappearing seven years ago, a now 28 year old Prairie Johnson returns to her parents, Nancy and Abel. Prairie disappeared blind, but now she can see, and insists that her name is "The OA". She does not reveal how she regained her eyesight, nor where she has been for the past seven years, although she makes vague allusions to being held hostage with others. OA tells Steve, a neighborhood bully, that she will save him from being sent to boot camp in Asheville, if he presents her with four other strong people. That night, OA meets Steve in an abandoned house with three other boys from his school, "French", Buck, and Jesse, along with their teacher, Betty Broderick-Allen ("BBA"). She tells them that she was born in Russia as Nina Azarov, the daughter of a powerful oligarch. One day, following a premonition she had, the mafia knocked the bus of the oligarch's children into a river. Nina died and had an NDE where a woman named Khatun gave her the choice of returning to life. Nina came back blind after Khatun told her she would take her sight to protect her from the horrible things lying ahead.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

American Idol

This Television Series is referred to by Homecoming part of The OA Season 1
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It refers to these movies...

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Homecoming part of The OA Season 1
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Strangers on a Train

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Homecoming part of The OA Season 1
Steve mentions this film when asking for Prairie's help
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It plays these songs...

Better Man
performed by Pearl Jam

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  • Type: Song
This Song is played in Homecoming part of The OA Season 1
The high school a cappella choir performs this song in a practice session at the school.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

The OA Season 1

# Title Air Date
The OA
1:1 Homecoming Dec 16, 2016
1:2 New Colossus Dec 16, 2016
1:3 Champion Dec 16, 2016
1:4 Away Dec 16, 2016
1:5 Paradise Dec 16, 2016
1:6 Forking Paths Dec 16, 2016
1:7 Empire of Light Dec 16, 2016
1:8 Invisible Self Dec 16, 2016

Homecoming

 

Banshee:
Season:  2  / Episode:  9 
Homecoming

 

Brothers & Sisters:
Season:  5  / Episode:  1 
Homecoming

 

Friday Night Lights:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
Homecoming

 

Glee:
Season:  6  / Episode:  2 
Homecoming

 

Lost:
Season:  1  / Episode:  15 
Homecoming

 

Rookie Blue:
Season:  4  / Episode:  2 
Homecoming

 

Suburgatory:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Homecoming

 

The Michael J. Fox Show:
Season:  1  / Episode:  9 
Homecoming

 

The Middle:
Season:  2  / Episode:  2 
Homecoming

 

The Vampire Diaries:
Season:  3  / Episode:  9 
Homecoming

 

The Wire:
Season:  3  / Episode:  6 
Homecoming

Homecoming
performed by Josh Ritter

Homecoming
performed by Kanye West; features Chris Martin

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  • Type: Song

Homecoming
performed by Tom T. Hall

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