The Undoing finale leaves viewers with combined emotions after it’s revealed who killed Elena Alves
Viewers have been ready with bated breath to find who killed Elena Alves, and The Undoing’s season finale, which aired on Monday, lastly revealed the reality.
Because the six-part HBO drama got here to an in depth on Sky Atlantic within the UK it was revealed who murdered Elena (Matilda De Angelis), after Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant) was arrested for the crime.
Though they’d been stored on tenterhooks in the course of the sequence, followers had been left with combined emotions following the finale, with some claiming it was a ‘spinoff, cliched ending’ whereas others hailed it as ‘prime tier telly’.
Drama: The Undoing left viewers with combined emotions on Monday as some praised it as ‘prime tier TV’ whereas others claimed it was a ‘waste of time’ after it was revealed who killed Elena Alves
In the long run, Jonathan was unmasked because the killer, regardless of mounting proof in earlier episodes that somebody had framed him.
A serious cliffhanger on the finish of episode 5 left viewers as soon as once more questioning the wrongdoer, after Grace (Nicole Kidman) found a mallet – the potential homicide weapon – hidden in a violin case in her son Henry’s bed room.
And episode six kicks off the place 5 left off, as Grace and Henry (Noah Jupe) stare at one another intensely as they understand the gravity of what she has found.
Henry confesses that he found the weapon in an outside fire on the Fraser household seaside home, which was nonetheless bloodied, so he determined to run it by way of their dishwasher (twice!) to scrub it off.
Anticipated? In the long run, Jonathan was unmasked because the killer, regardless of mounting proof in earlier episodes that somebody had framed him
The kid admits to his shocked mom that he was solely making an attempt to cowl for his father, who he’s satisfied killed Elena.
Because the episode continues, all of the indicators level to Jonathan as he admits on the stand that he took his tuxedo from the night time in query to the dry cleaners, whereas making his option to the seaside home to see his spouse and little one.
A stunning flashback from the night time of the homicide reveals his white blood-spattered shirt, nonetheless it’s nonetheless unconfirmed who the killer is at this level.
When Grace confronts her husband over Henry’s claims, he means that the weapon was planted by the police so as to body him, after which even suggests his personal 12-year-old son Henry is the killer.
Whodunnit? All through the sequence many claimed it might be ‘too apparent’ for Jonathan to be the one who killed Elena (Matilda De Angelis – pictured) and theorised about who did it
New twist! Episode six kicks off the place 5 left off, as Grace and Henry (Noah Jupe – pictured) stare at one another intently as they understand the gravity of what she has found
This seems to be the straw that breaks the camel’s again for Grace, who lastly accepts what was been staring her within the face all alongside. Her husband Jonathan is Elena’s killer.
Grace reverses her determination to not testify for the protection in Jonathan’s homicide trial, however in a chilly twist she offers info underneath cross-examination that assist the prosecution nail down her husband.
She tells the jury how Jonathan felt no ‘guilt or grief’ when his younger sister ran out into the highway and was killed by a automobile. Grace had earlier discovered this info from Jonathan’s mom, who labeled her personal son a sociopath.
Additional flashbacks take the viewers again to the night time the place Jonathan visited Elena at her studio on the night time of the varsity public sale as they made love.
Issues turned nasty between the couple as Jonathan warned Elena to keep away from his household, whereas Elena insisted that he would by no means be capable of go away her.
Jonathan then smashed her head towards a wall earlier than making an attempt to depart, however as she launched herself at him with a mallet he stopped her, threw her down and bludgeoned her to demise.
Darkish union: Grace started to doubt her husband’s guilt all through the sequence earlier than her son confronted her with the reality
Exhausting hitting: Grace reverses her determination to not testify in Jonathan’s homicide trial, and presents snippets of knowledge that assist the prosecution nail down her husband
On the day Jonathan is about to be convicted, he tells his son that he needs to take him out for breakfast however as a substitute tries to go on the run.
Whereas within the automobile Henry says: ‘You murdered somebody’, whereas Jonathan insists: ‘Not the actual me. Not the dad you understand.’
He continues to drive on at harmful high-speed and narrowly avoids smashing into one other car after clearing a crimson gentle.
Jonathan finally involves a cease on a bridge the place he threatens to leap off, whereas his son begs him to not soar, as Grace who has been following in sizzling pursuit sprints in the direction of her son.
The sufferer: Flashbacks take the viewers again to the night time the place Jonathan visited Elena at her studio on the night time of the varsity public sale as they made love
Grace manages to securely retrieve Henry and leads him to her father’s helicopter as they fly off as Jonathan is hand cuffed.
Taking to Twitter, some followers heaped reward on the present as additionally they gave specific kudos to Grant for his efficiency as Fraser.
One fan wrote: ‘The undoing was distinctive prime tier telly. Grant magnificent.’
Within the line of fireplace? Fernando Alves (Ismael Cruz Córdova – pictured) was a secondary suspect
Suspicious: Franklin Reinhart (Donald Sutherland – pictured) additionally had motive to kill Elena
One other gushed that it was the ‘greatest sequence I’ve seen in a very long time’, which one fan agreed with as they wrote: ‘greatest programme I’ve watched all lockdown.’
Tagging the Notting Hill star of their tweet, one particular person wrote: ‘You had been good within the “Undoing”… bravo! Disgrace the sequence is completed now.’
Praising his appearing expertise, one other joked: ‘Is it time to look at “Love Really” once more….. After watching The Undoing, I am unsure I can take a look at Hugh Grant in fairly the identical cute means as I used to.’
Delighted: Taking to Twitter, some followers heaped reward on the present as additionally they gave specific kudos to Grant for his efficiency as Fraser
However not everybody was happy with the ending, as others claimed they’d wasted their time with the present because the reveal was too ‘cliche’ for his or her liking.
One declared: ‘want i may undo the previous couple of weeks of watching The Undoing. lmao what an terrible ending.’
One other added: ‘The Undoing, a disappointing spinoff and cliched ending, losing all of the cautious arrange.’
Whereas one viewer stated: ‘Really feel like I wasted 6 Monday nights watching The Undoing!! So disillusioned with the way it ended anticipated so significantly better! (sic).’
Sad: However not everybody was happy with the ending, as others claimed they’d wasted their time with the present because the reveal was too ‘cliche’ for his or her liking
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