Netflix’s The Eddy Finale: What Exactly Happened to Elliott and Farid?
By now, we’re assuming that you’d have seen Netflix’s latest musical drama The Eddy from the Academy Award-nominated Damien Chazelle.
Starring Moonlight’s Andre Holland as the songwriter for a Parisian jazz band, The Eddy is an eight-part miniseries which is centred around music but also happens to have a hook of a murder mystery. The show was released on Netflix on May 8, and since then it has met with mixed reactions, especially for its finale episode. This is because fans felt that there are multiple narrative subplots in the show which haven’t been addressed.
Elliott reconciles with his daughter Julie with a heartwarming musical performance, while the latter decides to stay in Paris permanently. However, the mystery behind the murder of Elliot’s business partner Farid is unresolved. Eliott, who has thus far been questioned by the police (and the mafia) throughout the show is ready to cooperate but there is no investigation to be followed through.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series writer Jack Thorne has given his reasons for leaving the show as he did, stating that adding any additional action with reference to Farid’s death wouldn’t fit into the stylistic and thematic choices for it so far. He says that the show was never about ‘crime’ in the first place.“The important resolution was between Elliot and Julie, and that this was a coming-of-age story for the two of them, and that they were coming into their own and discovering themselves, and ready to be new people and ready to sort themselves out and ready to care about each other and about the band. And that is in the show. The crime plot, we didn’t ever want to feel like that dominated things.”
He continued, “We toyed with doing two action-packed episodes at the end that sort of answered all those questions and turned into lots of people running around, doing all that sort of thing. And it just felt like it wasn’t true to the story we were telling. And certainly, as the character develops, and as the show went on, creating those [character arcs] felt more important than answering those sorts of questions or providing that sort of resolution.”
Well, there you have it. The Eddy is streaming now on Netflix.
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