Dead to Me's second season did not disappoint. There were (semi) identical twins, forbidden love affairs, and more than enough bottles of wine—but just like in season one, the show left viewers more confused than ever about what will happen next, and how Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) will get through it. Here, five questions that season three will have to answer (should Netflix renew the show, of course).
Will Ben be able to keep it together after the hit-and-run?
Dead to Me brought things full circle in the season finale, with a hit-and-run car accident at the very same intersection where Judy crashed into Ted. This time, fortunately, it looks like all parties might make it out okay: Judy seemed largely unscathed; Jen appeared to be the most injured, but was still able to talk not long after the crash; and Ben... well, he definitely got away fine.
Like Judy, Ben is sensitive and has a strong moral compass, so he's not likely to get over his huge mistake quickly—especially given that it involved alcohol, and up until recently, he'd been one year sober. (Ben is also grieving for his brother, so he wasn't in a great emotional state to begin with.) It's unclear if he saw who he hit, but if he did, that'll also weigh on him.
Will Michelle and Judy get back together?
Learning that the person you've started dating has a missing husband, has been the subject of a restraining order, and is tied to a Greek mafia-lead money laundering scheme is... a lot to take in. Understandably, Michelle wanted some room to process that information—but she also moved out from the apartment she shared with her ex, perhaps signaling that she's really ready for a new relationship.
Now that someone has found Steve's body, can Jen still get off the hook?
Detective Perez took pity on Jen and decided to let her go, even after she'd confessed to murdering Steve. It seemed, for a moment, like Jen and Judy would finally be able to put everything behind them and move forward, without any cops sniffing around. But then, a hiker and a much-too-curious dog came on the screen, seemingly about to discover Steve's remains. Now that there's a body, it may be much harder to pin this whole thing on the Greek mafia. (Also, the woman whose dog discovered it saw Perez and Jen in the woods... not a great look.)
What will Charlie do after reading Jen's letter?
They were so close to getting through this mess without either of Jen's kids finding out. Right as the season finale was winding down, though, Charlie found Jen's letter to Judy—the one that explained why she was turning herself in for killing Steve, and asked Judy to take care of Charlie and Henry in her stead. Charlie's not likely to be chill about the note's contents.
Have we seen the last of Judy's mother?
In the end, Judy was finally able to tell her manipulative mother no: no, she couldn't come up with the money for a fancy lawyer, and no, she wouldn't lie to the parole board and say her mom had changed. Hopefully, for her sake, Judy will continue to keep her mother out of her life.
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