Mammals season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

November 11, 2022
Ricky Valero 18
Amazon Prime, Streaming Service, TV Recaps
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Melia Kreiling gives an incredible turn as Mammals ends on a high note.

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3.5

Summary

Melia Kreiling gives an incredible turn as Mammals ends on a high note.

We recap the Prime Video series Mammals season 1, episode 6, which contains spoilers and details of the ending.

We have reached the season finale of Mammals. Does Jamie (James Corden) find his love for Amandine (Melia Kreiling)? Can they overcome their past? Will Lue (Sally Hawkins) and Jeff (Colin Morgan) meet the same demise? Let’s dive in.

Mammals season 1, episode 6 recap – will Jamie find his love for Amandine?

The episode starts with us rehashing a conversation between Jamie and Jeff about Amandine when a guy named Paul gets brought up. Well, we move back to the present-day where Jeff seemingly is about to kill himself in the woods, but a deer approaches, and he kills that instead. Then, a note is left for Amandine, which says, “I know who Paul is,” and he wants to meet with her tonight.

Next, Jamie calls Lue and tells her that after meeting with Amandine, he might need to come down there for a bit. After they get off the phone, we see Lue in bed with a man (realizing this is the past), and she realizes that she can no longer do this anymore. As she sits on the bed with this man, a woman (his girlfriend) storms in and screams at them. Then, she tries to shoot at Lue twice, who dodged not one, but two close-range shots to get out of the house.

As she runs away, she stumbles into a man on a bridge and is on the verge of jumping off. We realize this is how Jeff and Lue met each other. Both are seemingly at their lows, with little hope in the world. However, we move back to the present day, where Lue is at work struggling to keep it together.

Mammals season 1, episode 6 ending

And the moment we have all been waiting for, the meeting between Amandine and Jamie. But, unfortunately, the conversation starts a little awkward, as Jamie can’t look at her, and neither is saying much. Finally, however, Jamie FLIPS OUT because he says that one was enough, but three were so many for him to understand. It hurt him even more that it was his best friend.

As she continued, she asked if they remembered their manifesto and read off what it was. She said it was seven years, three weeks, and one day ago. Then, she turns on the TV and says this was last year, and it was her burning that manifesto as Jamie sits there in complete shock, but in a MASSIVE twist, she turns around, and it’s Jamie on a balcony with another woman. Jamie, unsure what to say, Amandine walks out the front door. Honestly, watching Melia Kreiling carry this show on her back and deliver one of the best performances on TV has been excellent.

Outside, a loud THUD happens, and we see a massive whale in the middle of the road, and Jamie looks to his left, and Amandine gets in a car and drives away. The episode ends with Jamie calling Jeff and telling him they need to talk.

What did you think of Mammals season 1, episode 6? Comment below.

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18 thoughts on “Mammals season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

  • November 12, 2022 at 2:13 pm
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    Rubbish. Who cares. Really stupid ending.

  • November 13, 2022 at 3:58 am
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    The author of this article completely missed that the Coco Chanel scene was Lou’s fantasy dream sequence.

  • November 13, 2022 at 12:09 pm
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    Good story but the ending is confusing!

  • November 13, 2022 at 2:17 pm
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    Your title is “ending explained”. You just wrote out a synopsis of what we all saw happen in the show. Did not explain a thing.

  • November 13, 2022 at 10:30 pm
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    The ending ruins a good season

  • November 13, 2022 at 11:17 pm
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    Fantastic !!! The acting was superb!!….The ending was shocking…and the writing phenomenal!!! Well done!!!

  • November 14, 2022 at 12:48 am
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    I have no desire to watch this anymore. Too much shoved on the viewer and it’s too complicated. I honestly think I would have been better off reading this than viewing.

  • November 14, 2022 at 8:26 pm
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    I enjoyed it, personally I don’t think it needed the whole whale thing at the end, that was definitely a stretch to far.

  • November 16, 2022 at 12:15 am
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    Terrible ending, absolutely ruined the whole show. The twist could have been justifiable but dropping the whale in the middle of the road??? Would have made more sense if she had walked out in front of a car/bus?

  • November 24, 2022 at 9:33 pm
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    What Did ‘The Whale’ Symbolize?
    The whale makes a total of three appearances in “Mammals” Season 1. If we go by the chronological order, the first time would be on the deck of the yacht when Jamie and Amandine met for the first time. Amandine had understood that to be a sign of their possible bond and had said as much to Jamie when trying to tell him why they should be together. The second time the whale appeared was when the couple was on their getaway. Jamie was the only one who saw the whale. Looking back at things now, we can assume that it probably meant that he was in the marriage alone, with Amandine having checked out a long time ago. The third time they see the whale is in the middle of the streets as it is dying. This has to mean the death of the marriage of Jamie and Amandine, and nothing could salvage it anymore.
    The whale is one of the largest mammals on the planet. It is repeated throughout the series that they come to the surface once in a while for a breath of air. When you compare this to Amandine’s monologue about how cheating is a break from the suffocation of marriage, you can draw the comparison that when they try to get too much air, they end up out of their ecosystem and close to extinction, much like the whale. The symbolism is a little vague, but when you think about it, it’s actually quite brilliant and expertly questions the interplay between freedom and relationships. Truly, one of the more intelligent, if not a little too abstract metaphors of the series.

  • November 25, 2022 at 8:33 pm
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    … really do hope unanswered questions get resolved in a season 2… why “3”-cheating-partners… why-Jeff… who’s woman in video w-Jamie… where’s-frog-moppet… in addition to other-three, was-is Lue-also-cheating.. was Jamie really-miscarried-baby’s-father… what-means ‘the-wink’… does the whale-return… if there’s S2, will-there-be S3… et al

  • November 26, 2022 at 5:21 pm
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    I think the reason Amerdine cheated with Jeff is that Jamie was having an affair with lue! It’s the only thing that makes sense. They don’t show the woman’s face on the balcony and amerdine wouldn’t do that to lue in my opinion unless that was the reason. Just speculating but omg that would be a hell of a sick game of thrones type twist

  • November 29, 2022 at 3:07 am
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    Don’t forget that Amandine also gave the book “Moby Dick” as a gift to Jack, her first fiance, the story of a man who is consumed to the point of death in hunting a great white whale that had previously almost mortally wounded him.

  • November 29, 2022 at 3:09 am
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    I thought Jamie and Lue were siblings…

  • November 30, 2022 at 2:18 am
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    < I thought Jamie and Lue were siblings…
    Yes, hence the Game of Thrones reference.

  • November 30, 2022 at 2:58 am
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    > I thought Jamie and Lue were siblings…
    They were. Hence, the Game of Thrones reference.

  • December 1, 2022 at 2:01 pm
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    A ridiculous conclusion to an incoherent series– the whale in the road was the clincher. What a waste of fine acting by the cast.

  • December 5, 2022 at 3:59 pm
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    What was the ending all about? The whale?
    I enjoyed it till then

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