Minx season 1, episode 10 recap – the finale and ending explained

By Ricky Valero
Published: April 14, 2022 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)
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HBO Max series Minx season 1, episode 10 - You happened to me - the ending and finale explained


“You happened to me” might not have been the ending I wanted to see, but the show still finishes strong. Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson delight throughout this whole series. I hope we get a season two.

This recap of the HBO Max series Minx season 1, episode 10, “You happened to me,” — the ending and finale explained — contains spoilers.

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As we head into the finale, there are so many unanswered questions. When Joyce quit Minx, the company has since seen Bambi leave, Richie leaves and Doug struggles to put it all back together. What happens with Shelly/Bambi? Does Joyce come back to Minx? What happens with Tina?

Minx season 1, episode 10 recap – the finale and ending explained

I love how these opening scenes get increasingly weird every week. Joyce shows up knocking on Doug’s door and Tina opens the door, which confuses her. Joyce talks about how no one will like the new magazine for what it exposes. At this time, Doug informs Joyce that Tina is the lead editor now.

Joyce and Bottom Dollar are getting sued because someone’s wife manned his privates (writing about this show weekly is so fun). Although Doug loves the publicity stunt, his lawyer wants him to settle, and Joyce is reminded that she is involved even though she is gone.

The radio deejays that Joyce put in their place have decided to jump on the lawsuit informing all MEN should move forward with giving her and Bottom Dollar a hard time. The entire thing makes Joyce realize that she has a stake in the company. So she heads out to recruit Richie and Bambi to come to join her. Joyce walks in to give Doug a cease and desist order and Doug shows her the door.

Doug visits the Wanda woman inspired by the Minx article to hurt her husband’s (the radio deejay) private area. Joyce shows up mid-conversation to let her know that Doug is up to no good. The meeting is disastrous as Wanda says she wants to tell her own story.

Our deejays hit the airwaves, informing us they will be helping pay for any lawsuit by the men against Joyce/Bottom Dollar. They also had councilwoman Bridgette on to announce she will be introducing a bill to ban pornographic materials. Minx is IN TROUBLE, FOLKS. There are thirteen lawsuits so far and the lawyer is letting them know this is not good.

If we remember, Tina got dirt on the councilwoman, and his lawyer tears it up and lets him know that it’s illegal to blackmail her. He lets them know the best decision is to fold Minx and separate their partnership. Next, Bambi volunteers to talk to the men that are protesting. FINALLY, a good moment here for Bambi’s character. These side characters have had little time to shine, but they kill it when they do.

The ending

Bambi’s plan doesn’t help because she informed them she was retiring and they blame Joyce. The protestors have forced their way into the Bottom Dollar headquarters and have left the team hiding in a room. The cops obviously aren’t showing up because of the councilwoman and they aren’t sure what the next move should be.

Richie informs Doug he isn’t taking him up on the new ‘Art Director’ because he decided to confront him in front of Joyce about it. But, man, I wish we got more from Richie this season. He has been incredible in any moment of shine he has had.

The team starts to read the fan mail, which is nothing but good things about Minx. Then, Tina calls the Russians who are coming to rough up all the people destroying the place. As they arrive, they start to take them out one by one. We get a montage of this happening while Doug reads the magazine with a smile. Shelly shows the photos she took with Bambi to her husband and Tina receives a letter of acceptance from multiple prominent colleges.

Doug shows up at Joyce’s door to apologize to her for everything he has done along the way. Joyce informs him she has all these jobs, but they all have another Doug who wants the power behind every job. Doug finally caves and lets Joyce know Minx is hers and she can take it anywhere she wants. She thanks him, he says good luck, and the credits have arrived.

I admit I enjoyed the finale, but I can’t help but think the last twenty minutes of the show were a setup for season two. I don’t HATE that they do that, but I was hoping for a little more out of the episode.

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