AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2 Ending Explained – A shocking death ends things on a tragic note

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: February 15, 2024 (Last updated: 2 weeks ago)
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AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2 Ending Explained
AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2 | Image via Netflix




AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2 ends on a deeply tragic note in a highly effective finale.

AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2 has a tragic, though inevitable ending. And it’s a sneaky rug-pull of a climax as well, arriving just when it seems like all of the girls at the fictional school might be starting to understand each other a little better. With Shams’s documentary bringing the perils of social media into stark relief, Episode 6 feels like a turning point for the core characters, right up until we realize it has sadly become the end of the road for one of them.

We enter Episode 6 with Sarah having been reputationally ruined thanks to her well-intentioned brother and Tasneem and Nadeem having united to try and put an end to further torment by destroying the documentary that Shams intends to display to the entire school as her end-of-year project.

Do Tasneem and Nadeen destroy the documentary?

While the former enemies are able to work together to find and destroy Tasneem’s documentary with the help of Omar, this, unfortunately, does not stop the footage from being presented. Shams, true to form, had a backup.

At the very least, Tasneem and Nadeen do manage to realize how petty their rivalry has been, and how much damage has been done to so many people as a result. Both come to realize that they do genuinely care about Sarah, as well as other people in their lives like Farah and that any notions of revenge aren’t worth the further harm they’d do.

Why does Sarah participate in the documentary?

Shams displays her documentary to the entire school, using a special guest star to reinforce its message. Sarah herself agreed to participate after her ordeal since she believes that many other students may end up in the same position she did because of a desire to fit in, be popular, and be accepted.

Since Shams’s documentary isn’t just a hit-piece and is largely about the perils of social media, Principal Farida, ever forward-thinking, allows the screening to continue despite the obvious breaches in privacy that have occurred to create it.

Sarah gives a speech to fully explain her viewpoint and participation. She reveals how she fell for the illusion of social media because she didn’t feel like she was enough, and she doesn’t want another version of her to feel those same things and fall into the same traps. Social media personas only show the best of us and don’t reveal that even the most popular and admired people are dealing with their own issues and private struggles. As we’ve seen, Tasneem is bulimic and struggles with the weighty expectations of her mother. Shams has always lived in the shadow of her much more popular brother. And so on, and so forth.

Sarah receives a standing ovation, and it seems like everyone is finally beginning to get on the same page.

How does AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2 end?

The second season nonetheless ends on a note of tragedy, with Farah, Tasneem’s cousin, being found dead in the bathroom by Hiba. She has committed suicide after seeing the footage of her in the documentary, leaving midway through the presentation before its eventual point was made.

Of course, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Farah, who has been consistently overlooked and belittled by Tasneem throughout Season 2. She wasn’t allowed to have her moment on stage, relegated to handling sound and lighting despite having obvious talent that was even at one point acknowledged by Hiba. She just didn’t look right, didn’t act right. She was ever the outcast.

Tragically and movingly, the final shots of the season are a dream sequence, or perhaps an alternate reality if you will, showing Farah taking center stage during the performance and everyone in the crowd cheering her on.

What did you think of AlRawabi School for Girls Season 2, Episode 6 and the ending? Let us know in the comments.


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