Episode 5 finale recap
** Warning – Major spoilers to come **
Debuting at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, Scenes from a Marriage has aired its final episode and we provide a recap of the ending.
Scenes from a wedding to Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the English remake of the 1973 Swedish miniseries of the same name by Ingmar Bergman. Developed by Hagai Levi, the series also stars Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll and many more in supporting roles.
Scenes of an end of marriage explained
Scenes from a wedding episode 5, titled “In the Middle of the Night, in a Dark House, Somewhere in the World,” sees Jonathan (Isaac) and Mira (Chastain) divorced.
Although Mira is involved in a new relationship, we learn that she lied to her new partner about monitoring her daughter and will instead continue her affair with Jonathan.
The couple visit their old house, while it is rented by Airbnb, and spend the night together.
It appears that signing the divorce papers brought the couple closer together, however, the show doesn’t suggest they’ll get back together.
Jonathan and Mira admit that they’ll likely never feel the same degree of love for someone other than each other, and the show’s conclusion convincingly illustrates just how love can be. become complicated.
Scenes from a Marriage also presents an alternative conclusion to happy ending tropes, keeping the couple apart.
Will the scenes of a wedding return for season 2?
No, Scenes from a Marriage has no plans to return for Season 2.
The HBO series was qualified as a limited series and will therefore only have five episodes in total with no promise of a second season.
Some shows on other streaming platforms broke this rule and ordered a second season after being billed as a limited series or mini-series. However, Scenes from a Marriage shouldn’t go this route.
HBO Show Reviews
Analyzing the myriad of emotions bottled up in a contemporary relationship, Scenes of a Marriage has been widely hailed for the flagship performances of Isaac and Chastain, though most of the show was unable to match their intensity.
Various reviews, including The AV Club, admitted that the show did not reach its full potential until its recently aired penultimate episode.
Barrel of mixed reviews aside, the limited series scored 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and was also praised for its truthfulness, privacy, and raw concepts.
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