The “traitor” is finally revealed, and while it’s not the biggest surprise, the final episode is still a decent watch. It might not be as good as previous episodes, but it concludes enough of the story. I will add that there is room for a second season.
This recap of the Apple TV+ series Suspicion season 1, episode 8 — the finale and ending explained — contains spoilers.
Suspicion season 1, episode 8 recap – the finale and ending explained
In the aftermath of Natalie shooting Martin, Sean leaves the four suspects in the hotel room, seemingly deserting them. As the fire alarms go off, thanks to a smoke grenade from Sean, Tara takes charge and leads Natalie, Eddie, and Aadesh out of the building. With a warning that “the clock is ticking”, protesters swarm in the streets outside.
After Katherine learns that Martin is dead, Tara keeps the suspects out of sight. In London, Eric tells Vanessa and Scott that he needs protection whilst mentioning someone called Deborah. Meanwhile, Tara, Aadesh, Natalie, and Eddie enter a building and find Leo, where it becomes clear that his kidnapping is a ruse. With the reveal that Tara is working with Leo, Vanessa and Scott learn of her involvement when Eric hands them a photo of her as a child, revealing that she is his daughter.
As Natalie realizes that Tara and Leo plan to set her, Aadesh, and Eddie up for the kidnapping, Tara informs the gang that Eddie is a cop. In London, Tara’s daughter, Daisy, watches a video file that Tara made for her. In the clip, Tara reveals that she knows who her biological father is, and years ago, he found evidence against an oil company. And, as a result, vicious PR lies were spread about him. So, Tara adds that now it’s time that Katherine pays. As for Katherine, as she watches old footage of Leo, she seems to realize that Leo is faking his kidnapping. And then, Katherine receives a call from “Martin”.
Vanessa and Scott ring up Daisy, who doesn’t reveal anything useful, although her father mentions a snowglobe, and Vanessa and Scott question a link to Times Square. As Katherine has everyone clear the room, Eddie shoots the video footage and, therefore, visuals of the “kidnapping” disappear. And then, Sean shoots Eddie (having followed them from the tracker he placed in Tara’s shoe) and drags Leo downstairs.
Katherine goes live on TV. She finally reveals that she created disinformation to protect the interest of her clients and to emphasize the uncertainty around climate change, whilst also discrediting Eric Cresswell in the process. She adds that Eric never did anything wrong professionally or personally. And she undermined science by creating doubt when there was none.
Tara wants Natalie and Aadesh to continue with the lie as people want stories, or “it’ll all be for nothing”. As police storm inside of the building, Eddie regains consciousness. Sean places Leo inside of a garage and allows the authorities to find Leo. In the aftermath, Natalie, Aadesh, and Tara flee through the crowds in New York. Although Tara ad Aadesh successfully manage to escape, Natalie gets arrested.
Vanessa calls Eddie and lets him know that she is proud of him, whilst Daisy calls Eric, finally getting the chance to speak to her grandfather. Katherine meets Leo for the first time since his kidnapping, as she wheels him into a crowd of paparazzi and remarks that “hiding the truth is easy, escaping it isn’t”. In the closing moments of Suspicion episode 8, Sean hides on a bus as he receives £1,000,000 from Katherine, and Tara and Aadesh keep themselves hidden on a boat.
And there we have it! So after eight episodes of wondering who kidnapped Leo, it turns out that Leo faked his kidnapping with help from Tara. It’ll be interesting to see if a second season does happen and how Katherine will deal with Leo, and whether Leo will regret any of what he caused. Plus, what will be next for Natalie, Aadesh, Sean, and Tara?
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