That sort of thing." He's identified as Pfeiffer in the The Society season 1 finale: the man who clashed with West Ham adults shortly before the town’s teenagers went missing. The New Ham residents discuss whether they’re being punished for their parents’ behavior, or whether they’re being saved. The Society Season 1 Ending Explained: Where Are They? She is essentially the Queen Bee of West Ham. Naturally, the kids are slightly dazed and confused. Season 1. FX So here are some theories about The Society that will make you question everything . In The Society, a mystery smell overwhelms a city named named West Ham. "It seems the parents had already moved on in the final scene. They’ve been confused since day 1, but they’ve become accustomed to daily activities in “New Ham” after six months of living there. Since the baby has Sam's eyes, there's a good chance that the baby's father is related to Sam, possibly his own father, which would also explain why she refuses to reveal the identity of the father. There is … After 10 episodes of The Society, the characters’ collective personalities have been fully developed, but it’s unclear how the kids could return home, or if they’d even want to.Â, Next: What To Expect From The Society Season 2. The Society is the brand new Netflix version of Lord of the Flies - or close enough.. Does the dog represent random behavior, or is it connected to the concept of free will? When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive. The little children looked about 5 or 6 years old. The adults attempt to connect the dots, while the teenagers board a bus for a field trip. The whole thing is a government experiment. "Part of me thinks maybe the dog is Pfeiffer and he can change forms and spy on both worlds. During The Society’s second episode, a deaf student named Sam (Sean Berdy) admits that his father is one of the people that rejected Pfeiffer’s offer. But now that the rules have been rewritten, she may as well take the opportunity to rewrite herself as well. In The Society season 1 finale, the explorers return “home” and discover that Allie has been betrayed by a group of militia-like protectors known as “The Guard.”. The smell in West Ham is from dead bodies. We break down Season 1 of the Netflix drama The Society and dive into all the biggest questions for Season 2: How did the kids get to New Ham? All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. She may have killed Cassandra so she could finally have some of the power and influence Cassandra always had. A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same spatial or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Based on a liberal assumption – that history is linear and change is … One of the adults from West Ham killed Cassandra. The Society ending has been on Netflix for a few months, but fans are still unpacking all the information from the finale. This could tie into the theme of the parents being sinful and secretive. Early on, chaos reigns supreme as the characters attempt to process what they know to be true. Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter! —u/heymanmaniac, "I believe it's a parallel universe or dimension. Given the dog’s narrative connection to Elle - a woman who is physically and emotionally abused by Campbell - the mystery canine may represent a spiritual guide; a being that leads characters back and forth to different dimensions. This essentially represents the inciting incident of The Society season 1, as Allie’s peers choose her to look over the group, at least until they know more facts.Â, More: How Netflix's Ted Bundy Documentary & Movie Are Different (& Which Is Better), During the The Society's final episodes, a search party is formed to explore the great unknown. The Jesuit society demands four vows of its members: poverty, chastity, obedience to Christ, and obedience to … Early on, they discover that local train tracks lead directly to a forest, prompting them to form a “Committee on Going Home.” Later, a select group of teenagers are tasked with low-scale exploring, while others spot what appears to be a solar eclipse - a theory that’s quickly debunked through a Farmer’s Almanac. While the adults try to find a way to fix it, they decide it best to get the children out of town for a week. Since Pfeiffer is the kidnapper and the only one who knows exactly where the kids are and how to get to them, it's possible he killed her. The kids are actually dead and in purgatory. Meanwhile, Allie runs for town mayor, and assumes that she’ll be elected and will resume her normal responsibilities. Just when you … The Society’s main protagonist is Allie, played by Pokémon Detective Pikachu's Kathryn Newton. In The Society’s first episode, a visibly-rattled man is seen leaving a Town Hall office. The kids are being held hostage by Pfeiffer. Marxist on the other hand believe that it is wrong and unfair, and that man will fight in order to create a fairer society Related: The Society Review: Ambitious YA Story Has Middling Success With Big Ideas. But she’s betrayed by The Guard, along with a seemingly naive girl named Lexie (Grace Victoria Cox), who also decides to run for Mayor. The dog can go back and forth between the parallel universes. 1. Rachel Paige . Life isn’t perfect in the new society, but it is indeed their society; one that’s run entirely by young adults.Â, Related: Netflix: The Best TV Shows & Movies This Weekend. The big society is a good idea and the focus that the government has placed on getting big corporates to engage with the communities that they rely on … Something for everyone interested in hair, makeup, style, and body positivity. 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In addition, they find out that their doppelgänger town has train tracks that lead directly into a forest. If so, that might explain the smell too. This seems to explain the writing on the church wall that Grizz translates to, "You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting." "I think they're in limbo or purgatory and the smell has something to do with their rotting corpses. Crucially, most of the town residents don’t learn that information until the second half of The Society season 1.Â, Because The Society’s kids don’t know what’s going on, and because they’re a little scared, they mostly stay within the city limits and establish rules. Here's what the ending could mean, especially if Netflix renews the show for a second season. Q.V. The show takes inspiration from the German fairytale Pied Piper of Hamelin, where a man is hired to remove rats from a town and when the citizens refuse to pay him, he kidnaps their kids. The Society: Season 1 (Meet The Cast Featurette) The Society: Season 1 (Sam & Grizz Featurette) Episodes The Society. He hurts Elle and tortured a bird when he was a kid, so it's possible that Campbell killed Cassandra. —u/dream_life7. She might've spent a lot of time with Campbell as a kid while her sister was in the hospital. Directed by Marc Webb, the new teen drama series takes inspiration from William Golding’s 1954 book Lord of the Flies. She’s always detached from things she does, like how easy it was for her to just pick up the gun and shoot Dewey when everyone else was shaking over it. Netflix's The Society is a mixture of both genres and we're already obsessed. The series climax suggests that West Ham’s missing kids have been declared dead, but the series’ supernatural rules haven’t been fully established in New Ham. The students might have traveled to a future where many people have been wiped out by a disease. It’s a stretch, but in sci-fi, anything goes." Civil society has been applied in the field of social life by activists. It translates to “you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting.”Â, For the majority of The Society season 1, the kids only know that everything looks the same, aside from the city limits. Why don't we add the article "the" here? So, how exactly could they leave? Created in 2020 by Marisa Tortola, Society Explained is developing into a reliable source for understanding diverse themes of culture of every nature. As we explained, The Society season 2 has been cancelled by Netflix due to the impact of Covid-19. The source of the awful smell in West Ham is never stated. California residents can opt out of "sales" of personal data. It would explain where the buses went. "I wonder if they looked hard enough in the town archives, they'd find records showing that the town was discovered mysteriously by explorers in the 1700s, already fully built and populated with people with strange accents. The dog is seen multiple times in New Ham and then reappears at the end of the series in West Ham. As the basic structure of human society until about 10,000–12,000 years ago, these groups were based around kinship or tribes. Allie’s sister Cassandra (Rachel Keller) emerges as a leader, but she’s then murdered by an unknown assailant. Some think that it may be the smell of dead bodies. —u/dwightshruteprodigy. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Two, they can physically see star formations like Orion’s Belt and The Big Dipper, however the red star Betelgeuse is a few degrees off. Furthermore, if the doubles are soulless, then they can’t know individuality. Would you please explain a little bit more about this? —u/Finpanda, "I think they're in a Matrix-type simulation. In The Society, a mystery smell overwhelms a city named named West Ham.The adults attempt to connect the dots, while the teenagers board a bus for a field trip. Honestly, they're making me overthink everything, and I need some answers! Â. Campbell is a diagnosed psychopath. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. The students then arrive back at home, seemingly because of bad conditions. He's also the founding editor at Vague Visages, and has contributed to RogerEbert.com and Fandor. —u/TheRatWhoSavedUsAll. – LLS Jan 11 '11 at 13:57. add a comment | 3. Earlier in The Society season 1, the same dog (based on its physical appearance) is looked after by Elle (Olivia DeJonge) in New Ham. Later, Sam reveals that Campbell had previously been diagnosed as a psychopath, or at least someone who displays psychopathic traits. When she took Cassandra’s medicine, she waited a weird amount of time to go get it and didn’t seem concerned her sister was dying. Theories have been edited for length and clarity. If you die in New Ham, you come back alive in West Ham. 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