Publication date February 25, 2022

How does the ‘Woman In The House Across The Street’ end?

‘The woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window’ has made it to the top of Netflix's most-watched series, and fans can't get enough. But what really happened at the end of the story?

If you are anything like me and have a difficult time understanding the title of the show, wait till you watch the confusing plot and an even more confusing ending unfold on your screens. While dark comedy is an exceptionally difficult genre to strike gold in, this movie seems to have given Netflix a hit.

The woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window

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Here’s exactly what happens.

If you've seen "Gone Girl," "The woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window," or any dramatic lifetime movie involving bored housewives, murder, and copious amounts of drink, you'll get the atmosphere of "The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window." Netflix's dark comedy series is a satire of all the classic mystery subgenre stereotypes about women being mostly disbelieved, attempting to investigate a murder on their own, and being gaslighted by practically everyone in their inner circle. 

This series with a total of eight episodes, directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras, deftly pokes fun at common plot motifs while maintaining a lighthearted approach toward tragedy.

Let's dig deeper into The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window's twist-filled ending now that we've all had time to catch up on Netflix's latest crime drama.

Anna is played by Kristen Bell, a lonely mother adjusting to her new life after the loss of her small daughter and the divorce from her therapist husband. She drinks full glasses of red wine in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings until she acquires a new interest in spying on her hot neighbor who moves in across the street. Anna begins to fall in love with Neil (Tom Riley) before discovering that he has a girlfriend as flight attendant Lisa (Shelley Hennig). Anna immediately attempts to befriend him until she witnesses a murder in his home. Because of her proclivity for booze and the occasional drug use, no one believes her claims. As a result, she does what every woman does when she isn't believed: she takes command of the situation. She uncovers a convoluted background that embraces every conceivable ending while maintaining a sense of mystery along the way.

The mystery about who was the murderer, and why did they do such a thing? What is the situation with the woman on the plane? Here's what the ending of The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window signifies, and how it could hint at a second season.

The Ending Of The Woman In The House Across The Street Explained: The Devil's Child

Because men are typically the prime suspect in both fictional and real-life murder cases,  For most of the series, Anna believes her attractive new neighbor (hello, Tom Riley) murdered his live-in lover. Anna then calls the cops to report the murder, but both the cops and Neil claim Lisa is still alive. Neil also claims she was away on a flight attendant job – this further convinces the audience that a convicted murderer would try to conceal his or her identity in this manner. But when Neil is ruled out as the main suspect the show quickly portrays Buell as a credible assailant. But she soon realizes that her handyman Buell, a repentant killer who appears to be the nicest character in the series, is responsible for the woman's death. She walks across the street in the rain to face Buell and save her neighbor and his young daughter, Emma, but when she arrives, Buell is dead on the couch and her neighbor Neil is lying in the hallway with his throat cut. 

Emma –  Neil's 9-year-old daughter, played by Samsara Yett is revealed to be a full-fledged psychopath at the age of nine and she's been murdering anybody who gets on her nerves for the past few years, including her mother, her teacher, her unborn sister, Buell, and her father, whose only crime was being a terrible ventriloquist. The girl then confesses the truth about why she killed Lisa, claiming that Lisa refused to buy her chocolates for school. After a particularly nasty altercation between Emma and Anna, Anna kills Emma and is later rescued by her ex-husband Douglas. 

The Plane's Female Passengers

After killing Emma in self-defense, Anna is cleared of Lisa's murder. The investigation is now complete. Anna has happily remarried Douglas (Michael Ealy) a year later, and the couple has a new child. While visiting her sister in New York, Anna has given up wine in favor of vodka. On the plane, though, she meets an enigmatic passenger, played by Hollywood icon Glenn Close.

In yet another twist on the genre's tropes, Anna wakes up after a vodka binge to find the same woman dead in the airport restroom. When she flags a flight attendant, the body is gone, and no passenger matches Anna's description. But then she comes upon that woman's hand mirror and exclaims, "Bingo!" Is Anna experiencing hallucinations? Is a tempting secret being kept hidden from her?

The Woman in the House is refusing to answer any questions, at least until Season 2 is approved by Netflix. We believe Anna was reading a criminal thriller book while drinking wine at the start of the series. She was only echoing what she had read in the book as a result of this. Similarly, she was reading the sequel to the last novel on the plane towards the conclusion, along with some Vodka. So she's probably thinking about what she's just read again.

Aside from having an absurdly long title, the ending of Netflix's The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window has left viewers feeling stressed. Have you watched the series yet? If you have, let us know what you think in the comments below!

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