maria’s playlist

42 Seconds of Happiness is a multi-protagonist, nonlinear story. This playlist traces Maria’s storyline through all its first season chapters. The short version: Maria is Tomas’ sister. Actually more than that. He has been counting on her since their mother died, so forever. Maria has no life of her own — but she has her younger brother and his daughter Sam. Then she meets Cybil. And everything changes.

ben’s playlist

42 Seconds of Happiness is a multi-protagonist, nonlinear story. This playlist traces Ben’s storyline through all its first season chapters. The short version: Ben is a student veteran. He enrolled in the army in July 2001, when he was 17. Three months later 9/11 happened. He is now a graduate student of Alis’, his studies being paid by the army, and he adores her — in his head she is the only one who has ever been nice to him. Till he meets Cybil.

cybil’s playlist

42 Seconds of Happiness is a multi-protagonist, nonlinear story. This playlist traces Cybil’s storyline through all its first season chapters. The short version: Cybil is an artist. She takes pictures of people when they are most beautiful – when they are in love – in tribute to her father, who was a professional photographer and who left her life far too early. Cybil is creating a vibrant map of love in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, People in Love in NYC – perhaps because love is still a mystery to her. Till she falls in love, for the first time in her turbulent life. Or, as Cybil would put it: till she RISES in love.

peter’s playlist

42 Seconds of Happiness is a multi-protagonist, nonlinear story. This playlist traces Peter’s storyline through all its first season chapters. The short version: Peter is a cheater. But he is also always right. In short: He is a lawyer. He thinks he knows life. He thinks everything is under control. Till one day he loses control – and life becomes a mystery.

sila’s playlist

42 Seconds of Happiness is a multi-protagonist, nonlinear story. This playlist traces Sila’s storyline through all its first season chapters. The short version: Sila has dedicated her life to a man, managing to hold him by getting pregnant every time it looked like he might leave. And now he is ready to go again, and she is too sad to fight. She has a nervous breakdown. The stakes are big — if Marc goes, her life is over.

chapter forty two | breaking up

‘Can you open the door?’ – ‘I can. I’m good at that,’ answers Cybil, but that is as far from the truth as it can be. Maria walks on Cybil sleeping with someone else. A guy. It blows her mind. This is all too much, and it triggers her feeling that she’s not enough. She’s never enough.