The finale is a tearful and powerful conclusion that totally surpasses the rock ‘n’ roll cliches of the genre, providing something surprisingly authentic and emotive in its place. “Track 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” is the perfect ending for this story, making the long build-up feel worth the hours of dedication.
We recap the Prime Video series Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 10, “Track 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending.
Daisy Jones and the Six concludes with “Track 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.” The finale follows the band’s final ever performance, that fateful show in Chicago back in October 1977, as well as addressing the band members’ current lives in the present.
It’s an emotional tour de force with some surprising twists and equally surprising depth. The creators have structured this finale for maximum effect, and it’s an absolute gut-punch of emotions by the final third.
Viewers will not be disappointed; this is a truly masterful ending.
Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 10 Recap
The majority of the finale is structured cleverly, inter-cutting between scenes from the gig and those from earlier in the day.
We start with the opening song from that sold-out gig; everything seems to be running smoothly, although Eddie has a black eye and Billy is back on the booze.
Then the episode cuts to ten hours earlier. Camila is acting aloof with Billy, having spotted him getting intimate with Daisy. Graham and Karen are similarly standoffish with one another. Eddie’s had enough of Billy, and Warren is just his usual fun-loving self.
Rod passes them their hotel room keys and orders them to be down at soundcheck by 4. Daisy goes for lunch with Simone and opens up about her rocky relationship with Billy. She is in love with him but can’t keep up this act any longer. He’s rejected her love again; the heartache of working together and carrying on as a band is too much for her.
Does Billy tell Camila the truth?
Meanwhile, Camila confronts Billy about the affair she believes she has witnessed. Billy plays his usual card, stating that it is all just an act, but he won’t deny being in love with Daisy. Billy is truthful; nothing has happened between them, although this isn’t enough for Camila.
She walks out on him just as Daisy approaches. Billy tells Daisy what has just transpired, that he told her the truth, nothing happened, and nothing ever will happen. Daisy tries to be honest with Camila, admitting that she is in love with Billy but that he’ll always choose Camila. However, Billy’s wife isn’t interested; she thinks they deserve each other.
This sends Daisy into a downward spiral. She starts taking more drugs, and a phone call with her mother only worsens matters. Daisy increases her drug intake and washes it down with plenty of booze for good measure. She feels self-destructive and seems happy to destroy herself and her career to numb the pain.
Graham and Karen aren’t doing much better themselves. Karen opens up to her boyfriend about the abortion. Graham is angered that she wouldn’t tell or even let him support her through that traumatic event. Karen admits she never wants to have children, which completely wrecks Graham. He cannot be with her if she doesn’t want to start a family eventually.
Why is Eddie quitting the band?
Angered by Camila’s decision to walk out on him, Billy trashes his hotel room.
Eddie chooses the worst time imaginable to confront Billy, who has just smashed up one of his guitars. Eddie tells Billy that he is quitting the band and tired of being treated poorly. He lets it all out, explaining how he never wanted to be the bass player and that Billy even re-recorded his parts for the album. Billy stealing his moment during the Pittsburgh gig was the final straw.
Billy fights back, saying Eddie likes to be slighted as it gives him an excuse to underperform. Eddie retaliates, implying that he had an affair with Camila. Billy repays him with a black eye, punching Eddie in the face.
Billy leaves Camila a phone message and then speaks with Teddy. He’s at his lowest point and needs support, but he can’t quite bring himself to admit it to Teddy. Billy exits the phone booth to find himself in a bar.
A fan buys him a drink, and Billy falls off the wagon entirely. Both Billy and Daisy miss the soundcheck, getting wasted instead. When they eventually reunite with the band at around 8.30 pm, they are both highly intoxicated.
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In private, Billy kisses Daisy. She realizes that he is back drinking and actually likes the wild side of the singer.
The gig goes quite well, although Billy and Daisy are shamelessly flirting with one another the whole time and almost kissing on multiple occasions. Camila watches from the audience, heartbroken.
After their final song, Billy and Daisy are all over each other backstage. Billy does drugs and tells Daisy that Camila has left him. They passionately make out, but Daisy is shocked by Billy’s sudden transformation.
Billy says they are both broken and should be broken together, but Daisy doesn’t want this. Elsewhere, Graham informs Karen that he doesn’t care about having kids anymore; he wants to be with her.
Karen doesn’t want Graham to regret this decision and breaks up with the guitarist anyway.
Who does Billy choose?
During the encore, Daisy makes a speech to the audience about love. She talks to the crowd, but really, she is only communicating with Billy. She pretty much tells him to go after Camila, insinuating that they cannot be together; it would never work out anyway.
Billy runs off stage and chases after Camila, who is leaving the hotel with her daughter. Camila and Billy argue, and he opens up about his love for Daisy. Their daughter walks in on the argument.
Here, the series delivers its biggest twist yet. The daughter, Julia, is the present-day interviewer. She tells her dad in the present that she actually remembers that fight.
Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Ending Explained
At the after-party, Daisy agrees to go to rehab, and the band quickly falls apart.
The next morning, Eddie decides to quit, and Graham does likewise, unable to carry on working with Karen if they are apart.
We are then shown updates on what happened to each individual band member after they split up. Karen carried on touring and making music with a new act. Graham moved home, fell in love, and started a family. Eddie started a new band and still tours. Warren married and then performed as a session drummer, working on Daisy’s solo work.
What happens to Camila?
Simone and Bernie got back together and opened a club called Haven. Rod quit the industry, and Teddy died. Daisy continued her own solo career and had a daughter. While Billy went to rehab and eventually won Camila back. In the saddest twist of the series, Camila got sick and later died. The band members talk about Camila and how she brought them all together.
Billy speaks about his rocky relationship with Daisy, how they were perfect for each other, and yet equally a disaster. They both understood that they needed to be apart to survive. I think this is the meaning behind the title, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.”
Separating killed their careers and ended their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyles, allowing them to live fulfilling lives instead. They had to leave that life behind and part ways to stop killing each other.
In the final moments of the episode, both Billy and Daisy are shown footage of Camila’s final interview. Camila asks Julia to pass on a message to them both. She tells Billy to give Daisy a call and for Daisy to answer.
Even Camila knew that Billy and Daisy were made for each other; they just needed to grow up a lot before they could reconnect. In the final scene, Billy knocks on Daisy’s door, she answers, and they smile at each other. Billy and Daisy now have a second chance to make things work.
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