So you spent last Wednesday watching Netflix Wednesday, a show about Wednesday Addams, the teenage daughter of the Addams family.
Wednesday (the show, not the girl) takes Wednesday (the girl, not the show) to a funky gothic boarding school for “outcasts” where she becomes embroiled in much From an old murder his parents were involved in to some bizarre deaths that occurred in the small town of Jericho, Vermont, and from a love triangle and high school cliques to the tension between “outcasts” and “normals.” . Wednesday (the show, not the girl) packs a lot into the eight-episode first season.
It only makes sense that there are a handful of unanswered questions, loose ends for a possible second season.
[Ed. note: This post contains major spoilers for Netflix’s Wednesday.]
Why don’t Morticia and Wednesday get along?
from the very moment Wednesday begins, we learn that Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) and her mother Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) are No get along. This seems to be attributed to a simple teenage rebellion. Wednesday doesn’t want to be like his mother! But there’s also a hint of internalized misogyny: Wednesday doesn’t want to be like her mother, because her mother is a stay-at-home mother who is so in love with her husband. Which, if you consider gothic queen Morticia Addams the epitome of traditional femininity, I have a lot of questions for you.
By the middle of the season, Morticia and Wednesday have come to a hesitant and tentative understanding. But their fractured relationship is one of the many, many plot points this first season deals with, especially since it also ties into the murder mystery Morticia and Gomez were involved in as teenagers.
What is this cult that Bianca’s mom is a part of?
One of the coolest characters from both an aesthetic and world building standpoint is Bianca, a mermaid played by Joy Sunday. She is the queen bee of the school and the fencing champion, and she has really cool bluish-white glowing eyes. Also, we found out that sirens can force people to do their bidding, though that’s not really explored too much (because the show explores a lot of things). What we do know about Bianca’s mermaid powers is that her ex-boyfriend Xavier of hers (Percy Hynes White) thinks she used them on him.
We also learn that Bianca ran away from home because her mother is married to a cult leader who wants to use her siren powers to indoctrinate more members. The cult is disguised as a self-help app, but is actually designed to scam people out of their money. Bianca manages to convince her mother to let her finish the school year first. This really only comes up in one episode, but it’s such a meaty plot point that we’re sure we’ll see it crop up in a hypothetical season 2. You can’t just mention a cult disguised as a self-help app and then delete it. Under the carpet!
Who is Xavier’s dad?
Bianca’s ex-boyfriend and one of the points of Wednesday’s love triangle is the tortured artist Xavier Thorpe, whose power is to make his drawings come to life. His father is a famous magician and psychic and seems to have a batch by Daddy Issues™. He doesn’t like people comparing him to his father, but he also constantly talks about his father. Considering Daddy Thorpe’s fame, it is likely that he will make a royal appearance in the future.
Will Tyler come back?
Speaking of love triangles, the other love interest, namely suave barista boy Tyler (Hunter Doohan), objectively the ultimate love interest, turned out to actually be a murderous creature known as Hyde! Like Hyde, Tyler was responsible for all the mysterious deaths in town! Now, he was technically being controlled and taken advantage of by Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci), a descendant of the fanatical pilgrim who founded the town of Jericho and wanted to kill all the outcasts. So… is there something good about Tyler, or has he been completely brainwashed?
The last time we saw him, he was being taken to a psychiatric care facility. So he’s not dead. But were all of his feelings for Wednesday a lie from the start? Because they were so cute! And also, will we know more about his mysterious mother? There are a lot of loose ends when it comes to Tyler, and it would be a shame to hide it.
Who’s stalking Wednesday?
In one of the last scenes of Season 1, Wednesday opens a mysterious envelope filled with candid photos of her. It was left behind by someone who is still around, who could still take a picture of her on the last day of school (everyone went home because of the #tragedy that happened), and that he has some weird vendetta against her. Is it someone we already met on the show or is it a new character? We have to wait to know it …
What the heck is Gomez’s sidelined ability?
So all the students at Nevermore Academy are outcasts, which we know because Marilyn Thornhill was the first norm in the hallowed halls of the school was a big deal. And most outcasts fall for familiar fantasy beings, like werewolves and vampires. Except when they have more idiosyncratic powers, like Wednesday and Morticia’s psychic abilities or Xavier’s art.
As a Nevermore alumnus, Gomez (Luis Guzmán) must have had some kind of power. But we never find out what it is! Probably something to explore in the future. The Addams Family itself didn’t feature much on the show, so there’s a lot to dig into later on.
What was Edgar Allan Poe’s sidelined skill?
One of Nevermore’s most acclaimed alumni was author Edgar Allan Poe. And since all of Nevermore’s students and alumni are outcasts, that means Poe definitely had powers. I want to know more.
What is it that makes an outcast?
Big question! Even though the entire season focused on the normie-outcast tension, we never really found out. Are they just magical beings? But then what happened to Wednesday, who didn’t tell anyone he had powers when he signed up? Should we dress in black and enjoy the macabre? So what about plucky werewolf Enid (Emma Myers), who enjoys all things pink and sparkly? What it is the critery?
It’s one thing to deliberately leave it vague for school shenanigans, but when the whole crux of the plot hinges on what makes a normie and what makes an outcast, it would make more sense to have those definitions clear.
What does the rest of the world think about werewolves and vampires and all that?
Is it only the city of Jericho that hates the outcasts? Xavier’s father is a well-known wizard, so surely some people like outcasts. We will see how far this prejudice extends.
Where does the Addams family live?
I’m asking this mainly because in the Broadway musical they canonically live right in the middle of Central Park and I think it would be a lot of fun if they kept that.
Wednesday is available on Netflix now.
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