Wednesday (the present, not the lady) whisks Wednesday (the lady, not the present) away to a cool goth boarding faculty for “outcasts” the place she will get embroiled in quite a bit of plot. From an outdated homicide her dad and mom had been concerned in to some freaky deaths taking place across the small city of Jericho, Vermont, and from a love triangle and highschool cliques to rigidity between “outcasts” and “normies,” Wednesday (the present, not the lady) packs an entire lot into the eight-episode first season.
It solely is smart that there are a handful of unanswered questions, free ends for a possible second season to tug on.
[Ed. note: This post contains major spoilers for Netflix’s Wednesday.]
Why aren’t Morticia and Wednesday getting alongside?
From the very second Wednesday kicks off, we be taught that Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) and her mom Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) are not getting alongside. This appears to be chalked as much as easy teenage rebel. Wednesday doesn’t need to be like her mom! However there’s additionally a smidge of internalized misogyny in there too — Wednesday doesn’t need to be like her mom, as a result of her mom is a mom and a housewife who may be very in love along with her husband. Which, like, should you take into account goth queen Morticia Addams the epitome of conventional femininity, I’ve a whole lot of questions for you.
By the center of the season Morticia and Wednesday have come to a shaky, tentative understanding. However their fractured relationship is likely one of the many, many plot factors this primary season offers with, particularly as a result of it’s additionally tied to the mysterious homicide that Morticia and Gomez had been concerned in after they had been youngsters.
What is that this cult that Bianca’s mother is a part of?
One of many coolest characters from each an aesthetic standpoint and a world-building angle is Bianca, a siren performed by Pleasure Sunday. She’s the varsity’s queen bee and fencing champion, and he or she has actually cool white-blue glowy eyes. Additionally, we discover out that sirens can compel individuals to do their bidding, although that doesn’t actually get tremendous explored (as a result of the present explores a whole lot of issues). What we do learn about Bianca’s siren powers is that her ex-boyfriend Xavier (Percy Hynes White) thinks she used them on him.
We additionally be taught that Bianca ran away from dwelling, as a result of her mother is married to a cult chief who desires to make use of their siren powers to indoctrinate extra members. The cult is disguised as a self-help software, however actually it’s designed to con individuals out of their cash. Bianca manages to persuade her mother to let her end up the varsity yr first. This solely actually options in a single episode, nevertheless it’s such a meaty plot level that we’re positive to see it crop up in a hypothetical season 2. You possibly can’t simply point out a cult disguised as a self-help app after which sweep it below the rug!
Who’s Xavier’s dad?
Bianca’s ex-boyfriend and one of many factors of Wednesday’s love triangle is tortured artist Xavier Thorpe, whose energy entails making his drawings come to life. His father is a well-known stage magician and psychic and he seems to have a lot of Daddy Points™. He doesn’t prefer it when individuals examine him to his dad, but in addition he always talks about his dad. Contemplating Daddy Thorpe’s fame, it’s probably he’ll make an precise look down the road.
Will Tyler come again?
Talking of affection triangles, the different love curiosity, particularly softboy barista Tyler (Hunter Doohan) — objectively the higher love curiosity — turned out to truly be a murderous creature often called a Hyde! Because the Hyde, Tyler was liable for all of the mysterious deaths round city! Now, technically he was being managed and brought benefit of by Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci), a descendant of the fanatical pilgrim who based the city of Jericho and needed to kill all outcasts. So… is there some good in Tyler, or has he been completely brainwashed?
Final we noticed him, he was being carted off to psychiatric care. So he’s not useless. However had been his emotions for Wednesday all a lie from the start? As a result of they had been actually cute! And in addition, will we be taught extra about his mysterious mom? There are a whole lot of free ends in the case of Tyler, and it might be a disgrace to simply tuck him away.
Who’s stalking Wednesday?
In one of many final scenes of season 1, Wednesday opens a mysterious envelope full of candid footage of her. It’s left by somebody who continues to be on the market, who may nonetheless take an image of her on the final day of faculty (all of them obtained to go dwelling due to the #tragedy that occurred), and who has a bizarre vendetta in opposition to her. Is it somebody we’ve already met within the present, or is it a brand new character? We should wait to seek out out.
What the hell is Gomez’s outcast skill?
So, all college students of Nevermore Academy are outcasts, which we all know as a result of Marilyn Thornhill being the primary normie within the faculty’s hallowed halls was an enormous deal. And most outcasts fall into acquainted fantasy beings, like werewolves and vampires. Besides after they have extra idiosyncratic powers, like Wednesday and Morticia’s psychic skills or Xavier’s artwork factor.
As a former Nevermore pupil, Gomez (Luis Guzmán) should’ve had some type of energy. However we by no means discover out what it’s! Most likely one thing to discover down the road. The Addams household themselves didn’t actually seem a lot within the present, so there’s quite a bit to dig into later.
What was Edgar Allan Poe’s outcast skill?
One among Nevermore’s most acclaimed alumnus was creator Edgar Allan Poe. And since all Nevermore college students and alumni are outcasts, that implies that Poe positively had powers. I need to know extra.
What even makes an outcast?
Nice query! Regardless of the entire season being centered on normie-outcast rigidity, we really by no means actually discover out. Are they only magical beings? However then what about Wednesday, who didn’t inform anybody she had powers when she enrolled? Do you need to gown in black and benefit from the macabre? Then what about plucky werewolf Enid (Emma Myers), who enjoys all issues pink and sparkly? What is the standards?
It’s one factor to depart it intentionally imprecise for varsity hijinks, however when the entire crux of the plot depends upon what makes a normie and what makes an outcast, it might make extra sense to have these definitions clear.
What does the remainder of the world take into consideration werewolves and vampires and all that?
Is it simply the city of Jericho that hates outcasts? Xavier’s dad is a well known magician, so absolutely some individuals like outcasts. We’ll see simply how far this prejudice extends.
The place does the Addams household dwell?
I ask this principally as a result of within the Broadway musical they canonically dwell smack dab in the course of Central Park and I simply assume it might be actually humorous in the event that they stored that.
Wednesday is out on Netflix now.