Big Mouth Season 6 ending explained – who swaps bodies and what do they learn?

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: October 28, 2022 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)
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Big Mouth Season 6 ending explained - who swaps bodies and what do they learn?

This article discusses the ending of the Netflix series Big Mouth season 6 and will contain spoilers.

For six seasons Big Mouth has gotten better and better because of the new characters added. This season goes back to the roots of the main characters and how much has changed over the years. Each character has gone through changes personally, but in this season, the focus is on everyone around them affecting how they’re feeling.

From our review:

After one of the earlier episodes in the season, the kids take an ancestry test that plants little seeds for future episodes. Nick (Nick Kroll) is still trying to navigate his sexual exploration and is falling short, but it’s what he discovers in his father’s closet that sends him spiraling. The family dynamic changes for Nicky and his parents are at the forefront by the end of season six.

Andrew (John Mulaney) is having some relationship issues and is having trouble opening up to his girlfriend Bernie Sanders (Kristen Schaal). He finds out that Bernie is on the same level in regard to sexual encounters and has trouble understanding that a girl can be like him. Andrew goes through it this season as his parents are also on the rocks and he can slowly see them moving away from each other.

Jessi (Jessi Klein) is having some trouble of her own with her stepmom and newborn little sister, but her storyline isn’t as prominent as the others this season. Missy (Ayo Edebiri) explores her sexuality as well but it leaves her with a few surprises when she meets a new boy at a bus stop. His backstory is really interesting and will educate many people who are confused about the sexuality spectrum. Lastly, the relationship between Matthew (Andrew Rannells) and Jay (Jason Mantzoukas) goes on a rollercoaster this season and it is actually heartbreaking to watch. A lot of things happen to these characters, and it’s almost necessary to push their story forward.

Big Mouth season 6 ending explained

In the final episode of Season 6, there is a body swap because each character is at the height of their emotions. This episode works really well as Nick swaps places with his grandfather (the nipple-twisting competitor), Andrew switches places with his father (to help save his parent’s marriage), Jessi switches places with her newborn baby sister Delilah (which is the more effective swap), and Jay is placed in the body of Coach Steve.

They all learn what it’s like to live in others’ shoes, but most importantly to not take their own life for granted. Nick understands that his parent’s dynamic works perfectly because of his dad’s dark past. Andrew learns the true meaning of a relationship and how to treat a woman, after almost thinking his parents were getting a divorce. And Jessi realizes that she has lived a good life without her father being present and that she needs to be the big sister to Delilah instead of feeling resentment towards her. Missy also swaps bodies with Nathan Fillon because she feels a bit lost while she’s dating this new beau. She finds it difficult to express her feelings, so being in another body helps her process things a bit differently. It is one of the best episodes of the series and sets up season seven to be something a bit more mature with more adult themes.

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