Is flipping the script – doing the opposite of what the natural instinct commands, a way to transform a situation? “Usually, when someone is hostile to us, we are hostile right back. The psychological term is “complementarity.” But then, in rare cases, someone manages to be warm, and what happens as a result can be surprising. The episode starts with a story about a dinner party in DC, when an attempted robbery was foiled by… a glass of wine and some cheese.”
Then it moves to Denmark, where police officers are attempting to combat the growing problem of Islamic radicalization with… love. And finally, to a man who attempted to flip the script on one of our most basic animal functions: finding a mate.