Lies and Deceit season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

March 5, 2022
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3.5

Summary

Episode 6 provides a conclusive ending that brings the story full circle for the lead character. 

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3.5

Summary

Episode 6 provides a conclusive ending that brings the story full circle for the lead character. 

This recap of Netflix’s Lies and Deceit season 1, episode 6 — the ending explained — does not contain spoilers.

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None of this story has been comfortable, and that’s a good thing. This is a sobering story with so many truths. As we approach the ending, we wonder if Laura will get the resolution she desires or if she will have to endure a “new normal” while Xavier enjoys a free and undeserved life. 

Lies and Deceit season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

As episode 6 opens, Laura enjoys a night at the bar with Fran. Her spirits seem high. She appears to be herself again, but then Fran sees Xavier with another woman, and she’s instantly alarmed. The memories of what happened flood back as the trauma resurfaces. Laura sees the sexual assault survivors’ support group leader and admits she is not doing well after seeing Xavier. She wanted to warn the woman (Julia) he was with.

Laura warns Julia that Xavier raped her despite what she has heard. And then, later on, Xavier rings Laura and stands outside her house, claiming that he remembers more details from that fatal evening. This triggers something in Laura; she suddenly realizes that Xavier must have some archive to remember specific details, and she asks her sister and Ivan to hack his phone. It’s strange that Xavier prompted Laura to investigate even further. He couldn’t help himself. 

And then, Xavier has a dinner date with Julia, but he catches her out on one of her stories and realizes she’s helping a police investigation. He tells her to leave, and once again, it looks like he is getting away with his crimes.

The ending

Laura goes through Xavier’s live WhatsApp chats and talks to Mia, who is at his mother’s house. She heads to the house and goes into the shed in the garden, and obtains video memory cards from a camera. Xavier gets a sniff of what Laura is doing, but it is too late.

When Laura plays the video footage, it clearly shows Xavier committing the crimes he is accused of. She takes it to the police, and it’s enough evidence to bring Xavier down with charges involving 17 other women. There’s justice at last, but Xavier goes missing. 

As the series ends, Laura enjoys her life again, smiling near the sea on the beach. Xavier is found dead at sea. This is a powerful polarity to end the series. 

Episode 6 provides a conclusive ending that brings the story full circle for the lead character. 

What did you think of Netflix’s Lies and Deceit season 1, episode 6, and the ending? Comment below.

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4 thoughts on “Lies and Deceit season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

  • March 13, 2022 at 11:40 pm
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    s episode 6 opens, Laura enjoys a night at the bar with Fran. Her spirits seem high. She appears to be herself again, but then Fran sees Xavier with another woman. CORRECTION:Fran doesnot see Xavier with another woman………..Laura does. Fran does not even know who the dude is.

  • March 13, 2022 at 11:45 pm
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    Laura warns Julia that Xavier raped her despite what she has heard. And then, later on, Xavier rings Laura and stands outside her, claiming that he remembers more details from that fatal evening. This triggers something in Laura; she suddenly realizes that Xavier must have . STANDS OUTSIDE HER HOUSE??????

  • March 16, 2022 at 3:36 pm
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    The series is well worth watching.

  • June 11, 2022 at 6:51 am
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    Too Bad that this series is another that supports the conniving female. After I researched the ending I realized that the script was changed to now put Xavier as a serial rapist, instead of the many cases where a woman brings a bogus case against a high profile man. Netflix of course is always on the politically correct side.

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