Locke and Key season 3 – do the magical keys remain with The Lockes?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: August 10, 2022
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This article, “do the magical keys remain with The Lockes,” contains spoilers regarding Netflix’s Locke and Key season 3.

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In the three seasons of Locke and Key, there were a LOT of keys. Whilst they all served a purpose, there were, at times, too many to fully understand what was going on. Even so, without the keys, Locke and Key would not have been Locke and Key. 

From the memorable Timeshift Key in the final season to the Anywhere, Mirror, Ghost, Music Box, Omega, and Plant keys (among many more), there was a key for almost every occasion. And whilst the keys played a huge part for all of the Lockes, do the keys remain with the Lockes, or does some demotic spirit steal them?

Locke and Key season 3 – do the magical keys remain with The Lockes?

Well, sort of. Whilst Captain Frederick Gideon tries his absolute hardest to gather all of the keys so that he can open a portal, he fails to gain all of the keys. And in actual fact, his obsession with getting the keys leads to his own death when he gets pushed into the portal. With the main villain of Locke and Key no longer a threat, the keys are free to stay with the Lockes, right? Wrong.

Despite there being no current threat at the end of the final season, Tyler, Kinsey, and Nina are particularly aware of the death and destruction that the keys have brought over the years. And not only that, but they have the ever so small problem of a huge gaping portal door in their house. But once Tyler realizes that when the keys go into the portal, it makes the entrance smaller. So instead of being lumbered with the dangers of the magical keys, Tyler, Kinsey, and Nina decide that they should throw the keys into the portal. 

At first, Bode is against the idea. However, after a bit of prep talk and a final visit to his father, Rendall, Bode agrees with his mother and siblings that throwing away the keys is for the best. And in the final ever episode of Locke and Key, we see the Lockes throw the keys into the portal.  

What did you think about how the Lockes gave up the magical keys? Would you have done the same? Comment below!

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