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Season 2: Episode 1: What Just Happened

June 23, 2021


Welcome to Season 2. Trauma is not just an event, although the trauma experience begins with one event.  In order to move forward in trauma-healing, you often have to look back. 

That’s what Louise Phipps Senft is doing in this first episode of Blink of an Eye’s Season 2. Join Louise as she recaps the first 9 days in the ICU following her son Archer’s diving accident in Cape May, New Jersey. It begins with The Call and ends in the aftermath of Archer’s cardiac arrest. The story doesn’t just stop there, though: Season 2 will continue to follow Louise and her family as they cope with this life changing event and interact with medical staff. But for now, let’s look back at what brought Louise, Archer, and their family of 7 to where we left off. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interviews with:

Davis Barsby, the Assistant Manager at the Beach Club and the head lifeguard at the time of the accident, and a lifelong friend of the Senft family.

Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s eldest child, and only daughter, and Archer’s sister, who was 24 at the time of Archer’s accident and is today the Associate Director of Admissions for the Friends School in Baltimore.

Pete Senft, Louise’s son and Archer’s oldest brother, who was 21 at the time of Archer’s accident and in college, and is now a civil engineer at Whiting Turner Construction Company.

Mary Ellen McNally, Louise’s friend from Cape May, New Jersey, who was behind Louise at just the right moment during mass.

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there. 

You will also hear features clips from the following episodes from Season 1 in a montage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33 and 34

Join Louise for this new season, Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 1: What Just Happened. A look back to August 5-9, the first week. 

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: What Just Happened, where Louise takes a closer look at forgiveness, generational wounds, and the consequences of medical errors on trauma healing.

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The clips in the montage are from season 1 episodes:

Episode 1: The Call:

Episode 2: He Talked With God:

Episode 3: Tunnel Vision:

Episode 4: The Family Meeting:

Episode 5: Prayer Warriors Unite!:

Episode 6: The Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda’s:

Episode 7: The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth:

Episode 8: Archer’s Tree Weeps Too: She Knows:

Episode 9: Pray for Archer:

Episode 10: What to Say:

Episode 11: Holding it Together:

Episode 12: Some Things Stay the Same:

Episode 13: What Not to Say:

Episode 14: Soothing Texts — What (Not) to Text:

Episode 15: You Gotta Go Through It:

Episode 16: In the Foxhole:

Episode 17: The New North Star:

Episode 18: Gateway to Hope:

Episode 19: You Didn’t Have To, But You Did:

Episode 20: A Most Remarkable Day:

Episode 21: Never Underestimate the Humanity of Boys:

Episode 22: The Body Knows the Score:

Episode 23: The Body Knows the Score Part 2:

Episode 24:The ABC Board:

Episode 25: I Didn’t See This One Coming:

Episode 26: Little Angel:

Episode 27: No Time for Tears:

Episode 28: Tell Him Everything:

Episode 29: Mediation for the Mediator:

Episode 30: The Painful Past Informs Us:

Episode 31: Stay Alert:

Episode 32: Peripheral Friends:

Episode 33: Death Be Gone, Part 1:

Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2: