Did ANYONE see this coming?!
Behind Her Eyes is a new six-episode British show on Netflix, created by Hannibal writer Steve Lightfoot and based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Pinborough.
If you’re dying to know what happened or just want a recap of the insanity, MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW…
Okay, so, Behind Her Eyes is about single mother Louise, who works as a receptionist and begins an affair with her boss, David, a psychologist.
Complicating matters is the fact David’s wife, Adele, befriends Louise, and asks her to keep their connection a secret from David.
Something is clearly not right with Adele, a factor that is reinforced by her different behaviour in flashbacks in which she interacts with Rob, a boy she met at a treatment facility where she was dealing with her parents’ death and he was recovering from addiction.
Then things get weirder and weirder. There seems to be something supernatural at play — but we don’t find out exactly what until towards the end of the season.
It turns out, Adele has the power of astral projection, something she taught Rob in the past and teaches Louise in the present.
Here’s where the plot twist comes in: It turns out when they were younger, Rob and Adele switched bodies while astral projecting, and Rob-in-Adele murdered Adele-in-Rob, dumping the body at a bottom of a well.
But that’s not all! There’s a twist upon the twist! Rob-in-Adele then creates a situation in which Louise has to astral project, and then he leaves Adele’s body and enter’s Louise’s. Louise gets stuck in Adele’s body, and Rob-in-Louise murders Louise-in-Adele.
Rob-in-Louise then gets married to David, who thinks he’s getting a fresh start but is really marrying the person he’s been with all along. Louise’s son, Adam, meanwhile, knows something isn’t right with his mom, and doesn’t seem to be doing too well.
What do you think of the Behind Her Eyes ending?
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