Fatal Seduction Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Volume 1 Ending Explained

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: July 8, 2023 (Last updated: July 11, 2023)
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Fatal Seduction Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Volume 1 Ending Explained

This recap of Fatal Seduction Season 1 Episode 7 contains spoilers. It also openly discusses the ending of Fatal Seduction Volume 1.

The irony of this seventh episode of Fatal Seduction is that it’s kind of the perfect midpoint of an utterly imperfect show.

Full of twists and turns and soapy melodramatic nonsense, including hazy flashbacks and dream sequences, this is really the exact kind of cliffhanger ending you want to cap off the first volume of a daft erotic thriller.

Let’s, then, unpack the ins and outs and explore how we leave things ahead of the planned Volume 2, whenever that’ll be.

Fatal Seduction Season 1 Volume 1 Ending Explained

Is Jacob dead?

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. The penultimate episode of Volume 1 ended with a vengeful Vuyo drowning Jacob in the bath. Seemingly, anyway.

Episode 7 reveals that Jacob isn’t dead. Vuyo keeps him alive to subsequently interrogate him about Brenda, using electricity to shock him into a confession. The implication after this is, somewhat hilariously, that Jacob is dead again, since Vuyo takes his body in a literal body bag and dumps it in the woods.

Jacob is alive, however, and is able to wriggle free and wander bewilderedly through the trees until he eventually steps out and gets run over by Nandi’s car.

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Somehow, after all this, Jacob still survives. Though he’s a little irked, to say the least.

Why do Vuyo and Leonard fight?

Shortly after dumping what he believes to be Jacob’s corpse, Vuyo is confronted by Leonard, who accuses him of having an affair with Nandi.

Vuyo counters by accusing Leonard of a decade prior forcing Brenda to commit perjury in the case of presumed child murderer Benjamin Chiba, a case which Vuyo investigated and Leonard presided over. We already know the relationship between Chiba and Jacob and what the consequences of this false imprisonment were.

Vuyo gets the upper hand over Leonard and, when he can’t deny forcing Brenda to perjure herself or being responsible for Vuyo getting shot, Vuyo knocks him out.

What was Jacob’s plan?

After hitting Jacob with her car, Nandi finally gets the chance to have a proper chat with him about what he has really been up to and why.

Of course, it all stems back to Leonard putting his father in prison on the strength of Brenda’s perjury, which led to his father’s suicide and his mother’s crippling mental health spiral. Nandi was initially a mark for Jacob, a way for him to get closer to Leonard and enact his revenge.

However, Jacob claims vehemently not to have killed Brenda, even if he isn’t exactly sympathetic about her demise. He also claims to have genuine feelings for Nandi, whom he came to love almost immediately after beginning to stalk her and her family.

But this is difficult for Nandi to swallow. It’s a lot of deception, at best, and there’s still the unpleasant reality of his murderous intentions to consider. So, Nandi makes what seems like the right decision and walks away from Jacob. The episode ends with him ranting angrily about how nobody is more important than him.

Who says romance is dead?

You can stream Fatal Seduction Season 1 Episode 7 exclusively on Netflix. What did you think of the ending of Fatal Seduction Season 1 Volume 1? Let us know in the comments.

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