Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is Malcolm Gladwell's second book. It presents in popular science format research from psychology and behavioral economics on the adaptive unconscious: mental processes that work rapidly and automatically from relatively little information.
Several of the characters from The White Lotus show up at the Hawaiian resort with books in hand, planning to read them by the pool or in their hotel rooms. Shane brings Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink along for the ride. However, episode 5 proves he hasn’t made much progress with it. Although the final scene between him and Rachel (Alexandra Daddario) focuses heavily on the latter’s realization that their marriage is a mistake, fans were quick to poke fun at Shane. After all, he’s barely read a quarter of the book since arriving at the resort.
What makes Shane’s lack of progress even more hilarious is the fact that he attempts to tease Olivia (Sydney Sweeney) and Paula (Brittany O’Grady) about whether or not they’re actually reading their books by the pool. Pot, meet kettle.