Netflix fans just discovering intense thriller with 'coldest ending ever'

Behind Her Eyes
Netflix fans have uncovered a 2021 thriller series, which they say has the 'coldest ending ever' -Credit:Netflix

Netflix viewers are just discovering an intense thriller series with the 'coldest ending ever' that first aired on the popular streaming service in 2021. Based on a novel by Sarah Pinborough, ‘Behind Her Eyes’ sees a single mum fall for her boss, before striking up an affair.

Behind Her Eyes first came out three years ago. The series follows Louise (Simona Brown), a single mum with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office.

She begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife, who viewers later find out holds a dark secret. Other cast members include Eve Hewson as Adele and Tom Bateman as Dr. David Fergus.

A Facebook post originally issued by Netflix has now resurfaced. It reads: “Netflix fans are just finding out about six-part thriller with ‘one of the coldest endings ever’.”

Netflix Bangers UK added: “This was great!!! I figured it out before the ending but the plot twist was definitely INSANE.”

A number of Facebook users asked for the name, but others already knew - Behind Her Eyes. Joanne Pozvek commented: “Read the book first then watched the move, enjoyed both.”

Shelley Dean wrote: “Great twist at the end didn’t see it coming.” Judy Frederick agreed: “This is a great watch.”

Chris Eve replied: “I listened to the podcast it was awesome gave a real good insight to this story,” while Zoe Holden wrote: “The ending killed me.” Rita Patel said: “I loved it, would watch it again definitely.”

However, not everyone was impressed with the twisted ending. Caroline Framke wrote for Variety: “Here’s the thing about the ending of ‘Behind Her Eyes’: it’s surprising, but even more than that, it’s stupid.”

The series sees Louise and Adele bond over their shared night terrors. Seen through flashbacks, viewers learn that Adele taught herself the art of astral projection at a rehab facility following her parents’ death, where she met a charismatic addict Rob (Robert Aramayo) who quickly became infatuated with her.

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Behind Her Eyes was originally released on Netflix back in 2021 -Credit:Netflix Bangers UK/Facebook

Similarities are seen between Adele and Louise’s relationship in the present day. The wife begins training the single mum to enhance her own supernatural abilities.

However, once Louise turns on Adele for good, trying to secure David for herself, Adele decides to burn her life down. She sets her house on fire and overdoses.

Louise, despite their rivalry, doesn’t want Adele dead. She runs to the house in a panic, astral projecting herself inside to see what’s going on when she can’t physically get in to save the woman.

This is where the twist comes in, and the reality of what happened to Adele in the rehab facility is revealed. Adele then astral projects herself out to Louise’s sleeping body, nestling herself inside, leaving Louise’s consciousness to get sucked into Adele’s near-dead body forever.

But it turns out Adele wasn’t even Adele in the first place. After Adele taught Rob how to astral project during their stay in rehab and introduced him to David over a decade ago, Rob decided that he’d rather have Adele’s life as Adele.

He decided to steal her body, much like what he just did with Louise in the present day, just in time for her to marry David and live on as Adele.