The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window episode 8 recap – the ending explained

January 28, 2022
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3.5

Summary

A well-rounded conclusion with quite a shocking reveal! While the episode isn’t quite as brilliant as the other episodes in the series, it’s still a worthy enough ending.

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3.5

Summary

A well-rounded conclusion with quite a shocking reveal! While the episode isn’t quite as brilliant as the other episodes in the series, it’s still a worthy enough ending.

This recap of Netflix limited series The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window episode 8 — the ending explained — contains spoilers.

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window episode 8 recap – the ending explained

It’s time for the final episode of The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window! After seven episodes of guesswork, Anna appears to have discovered that Buell killed Lisa after she learned that he was living in her attic. 

Anna chases after Buell, but as it’s raining, Anna collapses on the road. After she envisions Emma as her daughter and in immediate danger, Anna gains the strength to crawl to Neil’s house. She steps inside and finds Buell on the floor with his throat cut! He’s alive, but very weak and tells Anna that he was returning some mail. So Buell isn’t the killer. So it must be Neil? Nope he’s dead too. He’s on the sofa with his throat slit. Who is the killer? Emma!

As Anna stands in utter disbelief, Emma reveals that she killed Lisa because she wouldn’t buy her a chocolate bar. The reason why Neil didn’t hear anything was that he was upstairs practising his ventriloquist act. To cover her tracks, she stole Anna’s palette knife and now intends to frame Anna for everything. (And that’s not it! Emma reveals that she killed her mother as she preferred being an only child and that she also killed Ms Patrick).

A fight occurs, and Emma stabs Anna before she tries to shoot her. After Emma smashes the casserole dish on Anna’s head and presumably kills her, she calls the police. But bad news for Emma, Anna isn’t dead. And outside Douglas arrives, and after he rings Anna, he realises that he is in Neil’s house. As Emma is about to kill Anna, Anna grabs a shard of the casserole dish and stabs her in the chest. 

Afterward, Detective Lane visits Anna in hospital. Detective Lane apologies for not believing her and states that she was right about all of it. When Douglas arrives, he informs Anna that Buell is alive and that he is able to back up her story. When Anna gets asked how she feels, she likens it to being hit by a Mack truck driven by a nine-year-old (several times). In an even bigger twist, Carol apologies to Anna! 

The ending

Now that Anna is back home, she cooks Buell some lunch, seemingly ok with him living upstairs. Sloane hosts a gallery event, with one of Anna’s paintings selling. During the event, Sloane tells Anna that Graham and Prine have made her an offer. Although, Sloane says she plans to turn it down so she can be there for Anna. Anna tells Sloane not to and reassures her that she’ll be ok and that she can always visit her in New York. Douglas is also there, and Anna realises that the woman who is always with him is his work colleague, not his girlfriend. After Douglas reveals that he is the one who bought her painting, it starts to rain outside. Although Anna says it’s ok, and she and Douglas kiss.

One Year Later. Anna and Douglas have had another baby. Anna boards a plane, as she prepares to have a “girls weekend” with Sloane. Whilst on the plane, Anna turns down a drink as she doesn’t drink wine anymore. Instead, she’ll have a vodka. 

As Anna reads/drinks on the plane, a mysterious passenger (Glenn Close) tells Anna that she is in her seat 2A. Despite Anna’s small talk, Passenger 2A remains coy about her reasons for flying, simply responding with “business”. During the flight, after Anna wakes up drunk, she finds Passenger 2A dead in the plane toilets. She rushes to tell the flight attendant, but when they inspect the toilets, Passenger 2A isn’t there. The flight attendant returns her to her seat, assuming she’s had too much to drink and tells her that there was no woman in 2A. 

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window concludes as Anna finds an item belonging to Passenger 2A. “Bingo,” she says to herself, and the series finishes!

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