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We recap the Netflix series Beef Season 1 Episode 10, “Figures of Life,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending.
Beef wraps up its incredible first (and most likely last) season with a satisfying episode that offers the viewers and the main characters closure.
And after a season as frenetic, hilarious, anxiety-ridden, and wholly original as this dark comedy can be, Lee Sung Jin found the perfect moment in all the chaos to find a sense of harmony. You may not watch a better season of television all year.
Beef Season 1 Episode 10 Recap
Do Amy and Danny survive the car crash?
The episode begins with Amy and Danny escaping from their cars, but they are bruised, bloodied, and scraped. Amy starts to chase Danny with the gun she still has on her.
It’s nighttime, so Danny hides. He sees Amy holding the gun outward and looking for him. She is standing near the edge of a hill. As soon as her back is turned to him in the distance, he sprints towards her.
Amy hears him and turns around, but it’s too late. Danny knocks her down the hill. He yells at her that she shouldn’t have made him do that.
When morning comes, they are both separated, and both are lost. Amy woke up and hurt her ankle. She tries to call and message George, but it won’t go through. (He may have blocked her since he put an emergency separation and child custody from her the night before).
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Danny does not get a reply when he texts his brother to see if he is alright (his brother left the house the night before, and Danny heard the police shoot at him but doesn’t know what happened yet). As they wander, yelling for help, they see each other standing on tall rocks across the way.
They bicker and argue, blaming each other for their predicaments. Amy says she won’t call the cops on him if Danny helps carry her out of the woods because of her bum ankle.
Why are Amy and Danny hallucinating?
Both see the gun sitting on the ground when they fall after he eats the last food in front of her without sharing. Both dive for the gun, and Amy manages to pull it away by hurting Danny’s shoulder with an arm bar.
While holding him at gunpoint, she makes him grab them food. He works to come back with some berries, which causes them to get sick and have delusions. Amy and Danny are hallucinating because they ate some poisonous berries. For instance, the gun she holds is now a broken tree branch that looks like a firearm.
The hallucinogenic fruit has Amy and Danny conclude that they are fighting because they want to be seen, but not for who they really are. They begin to debate who came first: The sponge or the monkey? Who took the first “p**s” and used it as a metaphor? It trickles down like trauma from childhood.
Then, Amy coughs up blood. They even go through existential and identity crises, hallucinating a Freaky Friday scenario where Danny says, as Amy, as if he jerked off to her butt photo. Amy, replying as Danny, says he is sorry.
After lying down on top of some sticks, they talk to each other as the other person and understand what went wrong in their lives and how they ended up there. (In essence, this is a version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy told entertainingly to help each side’s point of view).
Does Paul survive the shooting?
Danny finds out that Paul survived the shooting. Amy and Danny wake up the next day, happy to be alive. When they get up the hill, they have reception, and a couple of dozen text messages pop up on their phones.
Mostly Amy’s are from George and her mother-in-law asking if she got the email from the lawyer. Danny’s statements included friends and family telling him to call his parents. Also, he is on the news. However, the most crucial text is from Paul, who is alive but tells Danny he is blocking his number.
Who shoots Danny?
George shoots Danny with a gun after searching for Amy and thinking she is in danger. However, before this, Amy and Danny begin to try and walk to some house to find help. They come across a bypass tunnel on a hill and walk down.
It’s dark, but they see the bright sun at the other end. Danny is helping Amy walk. She assists him in getting a lawyer, but he declines. Amy needs to take a break because of her bum ankle. She kneels, and Danny helps lower her.
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That’s when we hear George yelling for Amy at the other end of the tunnel. He runs up, sees Danny hold Amy’s arm, and cries to let go of her. You know the rest.
Beef Season 1 Ending Explained
How do we know Danny survives?
The final scene shows Danny on a ventilator. Amy is sitting next to him. She then climbs into bed with him and snuggles up to him. We then see Danny’s arm move upward, indicating he has survived the shooting.
What did you think of Netflix’s Beef Season 1 Episode 10 and the Ending? Comment below.
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I liked parts of the show but felt it dragged on too long. I liked the way the story showed how the stupid road rage incident had such a big, negative impact on their lives and the lives of everyone around them. If either of them had just let things go from the start, all the bade stuff wouldn’t have happened.