This movie shows the dynamical behavior of field lines seeded on one of the stars. We find
a clear cyclical process operating in the magnetosphere. First, field lines from one star can attach to the second star. Second, as the orbit progresses these field lines
develop twist and are expelled outward past the second
star as closed loops. Third, these loops open up to infinity and then reconnect on the far side of the first star
opposite to the second. Fourth, the orbital motion will
bring the second star back into contact with the closed
loops, and they reattach to the second star.