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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Jul 17, 2018.
thanks for the heads-up!
not that this isn't completely expected, hbo is running a full se1 marathon leading into tonight's finale, beginning in about 20 minutes.
Ending was a surprise.
"Don't tell Mama."
Wow. I really thought I had this figured out and was patting myself on the back until that last 3 minutes.
I went through the part after the credits frame by frame, but I couldn't make out who was with her.
Edit: got the answer from the NYT
‘Sharp Objects’ Finale: Good Apple, Bad Tree
Some still images from the credits.
Sharp Objects Finale End Scene
I watched it twice. I'm guessing the accomplice was the one the murdered girl 's brother was living with. The last shot of the murdered girl from under the bed gave me the impression that's how her blood got under the bed.
Quite a surprise ending! Amma was always pretty weird, but I had no clue she was going to be the murderer. For all those who complained about the slow pace of the show (not me), the payoff was surely with it!
Amma's two skating friends were her accomplices. They killed John's sister in the Carriage House to frame either him or his girlfriend Ashley.
(I couldn't recognize them even when I went frame by frame, it was the NYT summary I posted that explains why, and I'm guessing they got it from the book)
Taken from Reddit, an earlier piece of dialogue as a foreshadow:
Camille: "Be careful out there, someone around here is killing young girls"
Amma and friends: "Yeah, but not the cool ones"
John didn't move into the carriage house until after Natalie was killed. He just couldn't handle being around his mother the way she was grieving. So when Amma and her friends killed Natalie, they were just using the empty carriage house as the place to hide her.
Ashley didn't know anything about it until she found the blood, and she should have known that wouldn't implicate John because he didn't live there at the time of the murder. But she knew that pointing out the blood would get her name in the paper, and that's all she cared about.
As one who had recently read the book and was expecting the ending, I thought the "Don't tell mama" ending was brilliant. I didn't realize until later that there were scenes in the credits. I watched them and I can see how they might help explain things for someone who was confused by the shock twist at the end, but for someone who already knew what was going to happen, I thought those scenes just detracted from the ending.
Also, was it clear to everyone that Amma was using the teeth to create the floor in her mother's room portion of the dollhouse, because in real life the floor in the mother's room is made of ivory? I feel like the show gave some clues about the mother's ivory floor, but they were kind of subtle since they didn't want to give it away.
I didn't read the book and I got the teeth/floor/ivory connection.
I got it too, right away. And eewwww.
In an early episode Adora (or Camille?) was giving a tour of the house to someone (forgot who) and she said that the floor was made of ivory.
Right. I'm not saying they didn't mention it at all. Just that the fact that it was ivory (and the similarity between ivory and human teeth) is pretty subtle.
I don't know why you would put the finale reveal in a montage that you can't make out several minutes after the credits start rolling. I am sure the creators are thinking they are being all sorts of arty - but - I thought it was kinda dumb.
I thought the same thing. Then I read an interview where the director Jean Marc Vallee explained that all the other flashbacks in the series were from Camille's point of view. We were seeing the whole series through her eyes. The scenes revealing the killer were from Amma's point of view and thus wouldn't really fit in the main season because Camille couldn't possibly have seen them.
He even said at one point they weren't being used at all, which I think would have been a mistake as the viewers wouldn't then have clearly known who the killer was.