Fatma season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

April 27, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
Ending Explained, Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

“Fall” is a decent and welcomely character-focused conclusion, but it proves too little too late for a revenge thriller marred by inconsistencies.

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Summary

“Fall” is a decent and welcomely character-focused conclusion, but it proves too little too late for a revenge thriller marred by inconsistencies.


This recap of Fatma season 1, episode 6, “Fall”, contains spoilers, as well as an open discussion of the Fatma ending.


Fatma episode 6 has its work cut out for it, no doubt about that, but since I’m feeling charitable, I’ll say it does a halfway decent job of tying together what has been, for the most part, a thoroughly nonsensical revenge thriller. There’s still a bit of nonsense to come, of course, but the fittingly titled “Fall” smartly heads in a more character-focused direction for the ending.

Things really start to kick into gear when Fatma returns to the Argah Law Office and goes thoroughly bonkers that the letters she has been swerving are claims for damages to be paid for the car that hit her son. It’s a crushing discovery, to see in black and white the value of a material possession over a human life, and it tips both Sidar and Fatma over the edge. The former resigns; the latter sets the place on fire.

To help us better understand what made Fatma this way, we’re told about how Mine left her behind during their extended childhood abuse, a period of her life that obviously never left her. There are also suggestions through flashback that she has always had something of a violent streak – it’d certainly make sense given how quickly she took to serial killing throughout the season.

In response to the arson, Fatma is taken to the police station as Fatma episode 6 catches up to the framing device of the very first episode, with her being shown photographs of her various victims. She heads out into the hallway to hurl and begins to be beset by visions of those she has killed. Increasingly out of control, she heads to the roof, and Mine follows.

It’s here that more revelations come to the fore, clarification about why Fatma pushed Mine, and how Oguz got hit by that car – she pushed him away. It’s a physical embodiment of an underlying theme, a damaged person keeping people at arm’s length. But the lingering guilt of these actions, not to mention all the murders, proves too much for Fatma to handle, and she throws herself from the roof.

Not to her death, though. Fatma season 1, episode 6 shows her eyes open and her hand move, showing she has consigned herself to even more pain in her attempt to set herself free of it. The Fatma ending is tragic, really, and a surprisingly good one given how terrible some of the prior episodes have been.

The decision to double down on the theme rather than the actual plot is the only saving grace of Fatma, an illogical revenge thriller that has been marred by inconsistencies since the beginning.

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