Episode 2 - Deadly 50:50
This time DMC explores the world of Mentalism - magic of the mind - and how apparent supernatural powers like telekinesis, telepathy and prediction produce some of magic's most powerful effects.
Delving into the myths behind these themes he meets one of his childhood heroes – Banachek – who in the 1970s and 1980s convinced scientists he possessed powers of telekinesis and telepathy under a highly secretive research programme. Banachek’s mantra, that mentalism draws on the five primary senses to create the illusion of a sixth, inspires DMC to create a variety of mind-boggling tricks.
From London to the winding streets of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic, DMC explores mentalism’s power to influence and control subjects through a number of suggestive and predictive pieces of magic, astounding audiences with his ability to uncover the most sensitive personal information, predict the most random sequence of events or control them to experience simultaneous thoughts.
En route DMC seeks to hone these skills in order to perform the most extreme test of his abilities in an illusion where the most extreme stakes will rest on his ability to control a subject’s 50:50 decision.
As he prepares himself for the challenge of his life will his powers of control prove robust or will he pay the price of failure?
Has he bitten off more than he can chew?