The season finale of AppleTV+ Breakup left viewers in shock, thanks to its cliffhanger that left room for several questions.
Created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller, the series revolves around Mark, an employee of Lumon Industries who accepts a “separation” program where his non-work memories are separated from his work memories. The story unfolds as he learns and uncovers the company’s network of conspiracies.
Let’s discover and understand the end of the season of the AppleTV+ series.
Note: This article contains spoilers.
Analyze the end of Breakup Season 1
The season finale of Breakup left viewers with several shocking moments while answering burning questions. The biggest plot twist was that Gemma was still alive, even though her death was the reason Mark decided to join Lumon and be separated.
This storyline is one that complicates certain situations, adding to the cliffhanger of the finale. It’s somewhat impossible for Gemma to be a former employee who was separated before her accident, as her body would still require Innie’s character to be activated.
The end of Breakup season 1 revealed that Mrs. Casey had Gemma’s face, meaning she was either cut, amnesiac, or not Gemma at all. On the other hand, Mark is too stunned after learning about the death that probably never happened in the first place.
Analyzing Gemma’s Future
In the season finale of Breakup, Innie Mark was able to piece together that Gemma is actually Miss Casey and is still alive. He also knows that she was fired from Lumon and sent to wherever the elevator takes her. This leaves Lumon wondering as they fake his death for Mark to join them.
In an interview with Varietycreator Dan Ericson shared:
“Yeah, I’m just scared Ben Stiller will jump in and kill me if I say anything. There’s a question of who was targeted first: Was Mark targeted because of his relationship with Gemma, or was it the other way around? And that’s something that we don’t see this season, but we will see in the following seasons.”
He further added:
“That’s the big question, what’s special about Mark? And is there really something special about him or is it more about Gemma, and he has been kind of drawn in? All of that remains unanswered this season, but we’ll get into that.”
What makes the situation even more confusing is that Lumon is too interested and invested in Mark and his wife enough to fake his death. Director Ben Stiller shared more about the finale, saying:
“In my mind, it’s kind of like a real-time episode. At the beginning, it’s a little homage to ’24’, one of my favorite shows. It’s that idea that it goes on for about an hour. It’s only a 40-minute episode, but that was hope. And yes, it’s a long time for him to be lying down.
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