Behind Her Eyes director breaks down “crazy” twist ending

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Netflix’s latest limited series, Behind Her Eyes, has audiences talking. Based on Sarah Pinborough’s 2017 novel of the same name, the series follows single mom Louise (Simona Brown) as she embarks on a new relationship with her married boss, David (Tom Bateman). At the same time, she befriends David’s mysterious wife, Adele (Eve Hewson). But what begins as a story about secrets turns into something else completely by the series’ end.

Viewers learn via flashbacks that Adele knows how to astral-project, and she uses that ability to watch those around her and learn about things she otherwise wouldn’t know (like, say, her husband’s affair).

After Adele teaches Louise to project as well, it all culminates in the series’ final hour: Louise shows up to Adele’s burning home to stop her from committing suicide. When she can’t get in, she projects her way into the home. And in that moment, Adele, who’s also projecting, steals Louise’s body and kills Louise… who’s now in Adele’s body.

The twists don’t end there! We then discover that Adele hasn’t been Adele in years. The Adele we’ve been watching is actually Adele’s old friend Rob (Robert Aramayo), who swapped bodies with her about 10 years ago. Translation: David thought he married Adele, and then when Adele died, he thought he married Louise. But all along, he’s been married to Rob, a guy he met once many years ago.

EW talked to Behind Her Eyes director Erik Richter Strand about crafting the twisty new series. As he puts it, “Some people love it and some people hate it, and a lot of that comes down to the ending.” We get into all that and more below.

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