Jaguar season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

September 22, 2021
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The final episode questions the meaning of justice, as a member of the holocaust survivors faces their biggest challenge yet.

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The final episode questions the meaning of justice, as a member of the holocaust survivors faces their biggest challenge yet.

This recap of Netflix’s Jaguar season 1, episode 6, “The Mill” — the ending explained — contains spoilers. 

Read the season 1 review.

As we reach the final episode, a question did burn on my mind — when does it get to the point where justice is not enough? It was something that I deliberated throughout the series as the story reminds the audience of the unimaginable evil the Nazis represented. Are court and jail enough? It’s a haunting debate. The other day, I read an article about a Nazi finally facing justice at over 100 years old. What does that even mean? He’s lived his life. Maybe, just maybe, there’s some hope that heaven or hell does exist. I’m an agnostic person regarding these religious ideas, but I do hope for that concept when I am reminded of these horrors.

Jaguar season 1, episode 6 recap

Episode 6 opens with Isabel reflecting on her memories with her team. Throughout the chapter, she has these memories — she bonded with her team of jaguars over a shared horrifying hell. In the present, she has Heim captive at a barn. He starts begging her to let him go. Isabel cuts off part of his beard, reminding him that’s what he did to people in the camp — they shaved all their hair and skinned them.

But Heim does not give up — he tries to irritate her, reminding Isabel about his experiments and how he skinned people. There’s venom in his tongue.

Isabel reminds Heim of the suffering of her family, including her deceased brother. Heim claims to remember her brother, but Isabel does not believe him initially. Heim continues, claiming he only remembers her brother due to respect and honor — apparently, it took him a long time for him to die under his experiments and survived for days. He continues to taunt her. As she’s about to shoot him in anger, someone knocks Isabel to the floor. Someone from the farm has entered the barn and tied her up.

Heim begs the man to help him, but Isabel insists the man is evil and lists the crimes he’s committed. But Heim persists, stating he was a scientist, and he used deaths for the greater good — he claims that he gave jews special treatment while Hitler (and those in his company) were obsessed with killing them. He reminds Isabel of how he helped her, which is coupled with flashbacks of Heim injecting Isabel with something when she was a girl — he states he saved her life by learning from the dead. Isabel does not buy his words, reminding him that he murdered her whole family.

Isabel tells the man in the barn that Heim must be charged for what he did as he walks out. Heim tries to tell Isabel that they are both victims of war, but then he falls unconscious. The farmer frees Isabel so she can help him — she gives him blood. When he wakes up, Isabel smiles. She tells him that they will not stop until all the fascists are confronted with justice.

The ending

As we reach the ending, a car turns up, and it is three members of her team, but Lucena is not there. Lucena is tied up by Bachmann with chains — Bachmann’s true evil form appears, and he electrocutes Lucena to death. As the episode ends, Isabel makes a call and asks for Otto Bachmann — she calls herself a “jaguar” and smiles. The ending feels bittersweet — to get justice, they had to undergo sacrifice.

What did you think of Jaguar season 1, episode 6, and the ending? Comment below. 

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2 thoughts on “Jaguar season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

  • September 24, 2021 at 3:40 am

    I did NOT like the ending of Jaguar!!!

  • October 20, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Lucena is not dead in the end. First it seems, he is. But then there is a scene, where he opens his eyes. But it was indeed a very confusing ending and I hope there will be a season 2.

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