Table of content    
  1. Wednesday Is a Little Too Impulsive!
  2. Marilyn Thornhill Is a Superb Liar
  3. Principal Weems Didn’t Deserve To Go Out Like That
  4. They Could Have Left Joseph Crackstone in The Drafts
  5. Is Wednesday Our Next Pretty Little Liar?
  6. Possible Plot for Season 2

Wednesday Season Finale Explained: A Brilliant Mess With Superb Execution

All eight episodes of the first season of Wednesday, a Tim Burton-produced television series centered on Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) of the Addams family, have just been released on Netflix. The Addams Family has a vast and storied history, but the new show has expanded it into a world of "outcasts," or individuals with supernatural connections and abilities. They contrast with the "normies," or common folk, who live in the community next to Wednesday's boarding school, Nevermore Academy.

The Season Finale of Wednesday is simply a masterpiece. With endearing characters, a catchy dance routine, and mind-blowing story twists that will have you wondering if Wednesday has ever heard the saying "keep your friends close and your enemies closer," the series captures your attention. Regarding that, did you see the conclusion? The episode, which is currently available for streaming, was chock-full of heartbreaking truths. Here are some things I learned from watching the turmoil develop.

Wednesday Is a Little Too Impulsive!

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It's entertaining to observe Wednesday's ambition, but why can't she consider her options?

Although it's entertaining to witness Wednesday's desire, I do hope she would give her ideas more thought. By the time the series reaches its conclusion, she has accused not one, but two individuals of being The Hyde—a viscous, wide-eyed monster that is accountable for a succession of homicides. When Wednesday confronts her, she initially believed it was Valerie Kimbott, her therapist, who had been killed. Then she blames Xavier Thorpe, a classmate. He's been wrongly detained for the offense.

After kissing Tyler, the son of the local sheriff, Wednesday gets a vision and learns that Tyler is up to no good. With the aid of her friends, she abducts Tyler. His confession is the goal of their scheme, but as Wednesday's methods turn violent, Principal Weems intervenes to save him. Nevermore Academy expels Wednesday before she can establish Tyler's guilt.

Not to be an armchair expert, but perhaps she could report the crime to the police the next time instead of pulling a Tony Soprano on them.

Marilyn Thornhill Is a Superb Liar

My favorite of Wednesday's several intersecting stories was Marilyn Thornhill's. The affable "normie" teacher—played by Wednesday Addams herself Christina Ricci—turned out to be a furious foe. Wednesday discovers earlier in the season that Gomez, her father, and a former Nevermore student, was charged with the murder of Garret Gates, a local kid who despises the academy and its pupils.

Later, he is exonerated of the crime, but Wednesday discovers through the reinvestigation that Garrett's passing had an effect on the whole Gates family. His sister, Laurel, was also assumed dead, and both of his parents died of sadness. However, at one point Wednesday's ancestor Goody takes her to the abandoned Gates house, where she finds that Laurel is still alive. And, of course, taking the victims of The Hyde's victims' body parts.

Later, it is revealed that Marilyn is really Laurel, albeit in disguise, and that she has been collaborating with The Hyde (Tyler) to end Nevermore for good.

Principal Weems Didn’t Deserve To Go Out Like That

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Wednesday devises a strategy after learning that Marilyn is actually Laurel. (Finally!) Wednesday begs the shape-shifting Principal Weems to pose as Tyler when they speak on the phone (the Hyde). They face Marilyn together, and she reveals her plan and orders "Tyler" to kill Wednesday. After then, "Tyler" changes back into Principal Weems. Her bravery, however, is short-lived as Marilyn covers her in the nightshade. The liquid poison instantaneously kills Weems and renders Wednesday unconscious.

They Could Have Left Joseph Crackstone in The Drafts

Okay, this is where Wednesday's climax left me cold. After Marilyn departs from Wednesday and Principal Weems, we are made aware of her whole agenda. As it turns out, her animosity for the "outcasts"—also known as the Nevermore students—dates from before the passing of her brother. Wednesday's ancestor, Goody Addams, murdered Joseph Crackstone, a colonist, and "stole" his property to erect the Nevermore Academy centuries before.

Marilyn gets knocked unconscious during the fight, and it's unclear what will become of her. Personally, I didn't need the Crackstone storyline. The Hyde killings and Marilyn's covert identity were enough of a surprise for me.

Is Wednesday Our Next Pretty Little Liar?

Wednesday and her pupils go home for a break after defeating Crackstone. Xavier gives Wednesday her first cell phone before getting in her car so they can stay in touch. Wednesday gets a text from an unknown number while she is driving home. The message is only a stream of emojis with the hint that she has a stalker; it is wordless. To make matters worst, Wednesday receives a GIF of herself with a knife in her skull as her final text message. What a satisfying conclusion!

Possible Plot for Season 2

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Although Season 2 of the Netflix drama has not yet been confirmed, co-showrunner Al Gough said that if given the chance, he will explore the development of the morbid teen in greater detail. According to him, "the show is really about a girl who only sees the world in black and white and discovers there are shades of gray." "I believe it may get complicated by other variables, just like any relationship or friendship, in my opinion. It won't always be easy sailing. She is essentially learning how to deal with the ups and downs of friendship.
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