Muted has become the umpteenth Spanish Netflix phenomenon. The streaming platform, which has been suffering constant drops for months after its account sharing policy, is trying to reverse the situation as it knows best: with top-notch series. And, by the looks of it, Muted has become one of the best in this regard.
Starring Arón Piper, Muted tells the story of Sergio Ciscar, a young man who murdered his parents six years ago and has not said a word since. Now of age and having served his sentence, he is released and Ana Dussuel, a young psychiatrist, must determine his potential danger to himself and society by secretly observing him day and night, thus violating all his constitutional rights.
The series goes from strength to strength over the course of the episodes, soon becoming a mystery thriller that is on par with other similar Netflix productions, such as The Innocent or God’s Crooked Lines. The twists begin to overlap each other, with a Mr. Robot style in which in the end you never know what is true and what is a lie.
And, finally, it comes to an ending that not everyone has quite figured out. In part, it is more of a metaphor than a strictly narrative conclusion. However, it is worth explaining it in order to better understand what happens.
Muted explained ending
The last episode of the series begins with Sergio attacking Natanael, and fleeing without killing him. However, Silvia and Arantxa appear to end his life after what he has done in previous chapters. At that moment, Sergio looks for his sister, but the one he meets is Ana, and she explains the truth about her origin: that she is Noa’s adoptive mother.
At that moment, the doctor appears and Sergio says he wants to talk to his sister, but Beñat does not allow it. Then, the doctor tells him that she has known him for a long time and that she worked with his mother. Sergio is beside himself and gets out of control, but Ana ends up explaining it to him well, and opens the doors of a hidden room full of cameras, which show that he was being watched all the time. To this is added the statement of Marta, who arrives later to discover the whole truth to the young man in a fit of jealousy.
Soon after, Sergio explains that he pleaded guilty to the original murder for his sister, and the real culprit was his father. Knowing that no one would believe him, he never confessed the truth, but he finally does and proves that he is no murderer. However, it’s not all over yet: this series is full of twists even in its final chapter.
Noa, the sister, says that the story her brother just told is not true. She leaves him in evidence and we go back to the night where it all happened: where their parents were killed. There we see how Sergio arrives home angry; his mother tells him that he has not taken his medication and he, possessed by madness, hurts her. Finally, the quarrel continues until Sergio and his father confront each other in front of little Noa’s eyes.
At the end, we see how Noa leaves, leaving Sergio alone with Ana, who is disappointed. The psychiatrist embraces him and they walk together towards the balcony of the house. Then, the image is observed from the surveillance cameras and we see how someone falls into the void. We do not know who it is, but a small image gives us to understand that it is Sergio who has committed suicide. But now the public sees it from the cameras: he is also guilty.
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