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Wednesday Season 1 Ending Explained, Jenna Ortega, Netflix

Wednesday: Ending Explained.

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Netflix Wednesday certainly delivered quickly with this season’s mysteries and twists, so forgive yourself if you couldn’t quite keep up. Forget “lions, tigers, and bears, oh my god!” Like the Wizard of Oz, this creepy, wacky teenager (played by Jenna Ortega) wasted no time getting into trouble at Nevermore Academy. After that, mortal danger kept approaching her. On more than one occasion, this creepy character turned out to have a soft spot for monsters, both human and supernatural. It was sort of his destiny. So who exactly was the monster lurking in the school forest, and why was a mysterious force specifically targeting them?

Who and What Was the Monster? 

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With the help of a brief visit from his beloved Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen), Wednesday discovered that the murderous creature on the loose was a Hyde, a volatile, outcast figure who appears well-intentioned and sweet but has a dark side to him, which transforms when needed after unlocking. After some digging, he is convinced that Hyde was Xavier (Percy Hynes White) and has him arrested with “evidence” for the murder of six “regulars” in the woods outside the school grounds. She and Sheriff Galpin (Jamie McShane) should have looked around a little closer to home. In reality, it was  Tyler (Hunter Doohan), the sheriff’s son, and his right hand in his quest. The teenager awkwardly discovers this after she kisses him, and her telepathic powers reveal the truth in a vision.

 With the thing’s help, Wednesday acquires police files confirming that Tyler’s mother was not just an outsider but ran Nevermore Academy alongside Wednesday’s mother, Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and the school’s principal, Weems (Gwendoline Christie). visited. Not activated at school, the postpartum depression from Tyler’s birth sparked Tyler’s mother into Hyde. The family covered her, claiming she had bipolar disorder, to avoid trial in the small town of Jericho. So it starts on Wednesday. Getting Tyler to confess… only his method of interrogation leaves something to be desired as he literallytorturesliterally tortures him to get the truth out of him. Wednesday first enlists the help of the Nightshade Society to lure him into the woods, chaining and electrocuting Tyler. This frightens the Nightshades, who didn’t know she was planning violence, and they flee as Wednesday begins to consider even more vicious methods. Instead of helping her, they report her to Principal Weems. But Tyler was a killer. psychotic and even confesses to Wednesday thinking he hit her. However, Hydes has to be unlocked by a “master”, so he was somewhat under the control of someone with his ownagendaown agenda against Nevermore.

Who Was Tyler’s Master and Why Are They Targeting Wednesday? 

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Wednesday is all too easy to jump to conclusions, but her visions and connections to summoning the dead tie her to Jericho’s Pilgrim roots in the form of Goody Addams (aka Jenna Ortega). Goody was from the area, but when the pilgrims settled down, their leader, Joseph Crackstone (William Houston), tried to kill her for being a witch. He managed to escape the fire that wiped out all his people, cursing and killing him, but his ancestors lived in the village. In fact, since the 18th century,

various ancestors of the Addams had killed Crackstone’s descendants, including Morticia, who stabbed Garrett Gates with a sword when he was poisoned and chased after her when she was at Nevermore. His death separated the family from everyone. to grisly extremes, with the disappearance of her sister Laurel, believed to have died at sea. It turns out he hadn’t and was trying to get back at the school and his family for their role in his family’s death. Wednesday jumps to conclusions and believes the Kinbott psychiatrist is Laurel as he feels she is too smart and successful to choose the small rural town because she wants it. His idea makes logical sense, as his position allows him to enter the minds of those under his care to unlock a Hyde unnoticed, and enough consistent access to command them to carry out his plans. Too bad she died at Hyde’s hands red.

As it turns out, so did Eugene. When Wednesday is thrown out of Nevermore for her attempts to torture Tyler, Headmistress Weems offers a final courtesy and we visit Wednesday at the hospital to say goodbye to her before she is sent home. Eugene reveals that the person behind the explosion was wearing red boots, and suddenly everything fits: It wasn’t Kinbott (Riki Lindhome). It was Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci), the only “normal” teacher working at Nevermore and one of those who took a keen interest on Wednesday. “Progress”. When he returns to school, Wednesday, with the help of Weems, who transforms into Tyler, manages to get the truth out of him to convince Thornhill that he has escaped his spell. wants to go by real names) is too quick and injects Weems with the deadly drug Nightshade, killing her instantly. He then kidnaps Wednesday and takes her to the Crackstone crypt with Tyler, where he reveals that he intended to carry out his ancestor’s plan to rid the world of misfits forever. He had ordered Tyler to kill Normies to collect their body parts and revive Crackstone. All he needed was Goody Addams’ bloodline to open his sarcophagus, which is why it took Wednesday. Laurel completes her mission and Wednesday bleeds to death alone in the crypt after being stabbed in the chest by the vengeful Crackstone. Laurel got more than she bargained for, however, as it turned out Crackstone was an enraged misogynist (hey, it was the 19th century when he w   first alive) who wanted nothing to do with her.

How Does Wednesday Stop Laurel and Tyler? 

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Lonely and antisocial, Wednesday learns a valuable lesson about the importance of having friends to support you when a mass confrontation ensues. Despite their differences, the students at Nevermore are willing to join her. No more so than quaint roommate Enid. (Emma Myers), who finally completes her fi transformation into a werewolf under the blood moon of the night. As it spins, it ends up in a head-to-head battle with Tyler/The Hyde in the woods, leaving neither unscathed. But in, she defeats Tyler before returning to herself, startled. The Nightshades manage to get most of the students out o  the school safely, with Bianca (Joy Sunday) using her siren power to order people to follow their example. That leaves few on the school grounds, and when the former Crackstone (who, for someone who hates people with supernatural abilities, seems pretty good at mastering his own) goes into the yard, he sets the area with the promise on fire to defeat the misfits forever. However, he said nothing about his old enemy Goody Addams, who is ready with a plan. Arriving on a dying Wednesday, she uses the last of her supernatural powers to punch through and heal her,  meaning they could never see each other again. Inspired by one last speech from her ancestor, Wednesday heads to the courtyard to confront Crackstone, who believes her return from near-certain death is witchcraft.

Xavier comes and shoots an arrow at him, but using telekinesis, Crackstone spins him around and shoots back. Wednesday jumps in the path and gets hit in the shoulder, and she’s injured again. While Crackstone keeps killing her. Regardless, Bianca surprises him by stabbing him in the back, but she misses his heart and he knocks her unconscious. Bianca had enough courage to have time to get back on her feet on Wednesday and she eventually finishes the job stab him in the heart and turn him into fire and ashes to disappear forever. Laurel, fired by Crackstone for talking too much, reappears with a gun. While his plan fails, he is given a chance to kill Wednesday. But just as she aims, she is attacked by a swarm of bees. under the command of Eugene, who left the hospital and made it to the farm just in time to save Wednesday. With Laurel on the ground, Eugene encourages Wednesday to take her to the sheriff, but the teen is passed that point. Instead, he tramples on Laurel and presumably kills her. As she joins the rest of the student body in the forest, she is reunited with her best friend Enid, and for the first time when she sees her colorful friend covered in blood, she finally accepts a hug from her.

What’s Next? 

Considering what happened, the school is packing up early. Wednesday and Enid commemorate the death of Principal Weems and say goodbye. While things aren’t easy for either student, there’s an unspoken sense of unity between them now after saving the school and their world. As Wednesday says goodbye to Xavier, he hands her an iPhone so “maybe I can text him now and then,” and she reluctantly agrees. But someone else already has, and as Wednesday and the thing drive home, she receives a series of threatening text messages, as well as photos taken with Tyler and Xavier without her knowledge.

While this would terrify most people, this Wednesday is exciting. What’s not to like about a new puzzle to solve and your first stalker? As he begins his new investigation, a security car pulls by containing a stoned straight man. She’s attracted to Tyler and just as the show goes black, he “hides” again.

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