The White Lotus may have revealed his ending just 10 minutes into the series.
On Sunday (December 11), the second season of the HBO mystery comedy-drama comes to a close and reveals which characters are dying.
The first episode, which aired in October, revealed at least two will die but kept the identities of the unfortunate characters a secret.
There are numerous theories floating around, but the series will keep viewers guessing until the end.
However, one theory was shared on Reddit and Twitter and highlighted by meshablesuggests that unbeknownst to viewers, the answer to the riddle was revealed immediately, with the clue to the answer boiled down to one word: “Ciao.”
The first episode is named after the Italian greeting, and it’s the saying of that word that sheds a whole new light on a storyline that takes place later in the season.
This story is about Lucia (Simona Tabasco), the sex worker who is currently having a romance with one of the residents, Albie (Adam DiMarco).
Albie becomes increasingly infatuated with Lucia after being dumped by Portia (Haley Lu Richardson), and during a night out in a nearby Sicilian town he becomes concerned when he sees her pimp Alessio getting angry with her.
Matters intensified in the next episode as Alessio chased Lucia, who was on a family day trip with Albie and his father and grandfather (Michael Imperioli and F. Murray Abraham).
Lucia urges her to stop the car, and after another angry showdown with Alessio, she agrees to go with him. That evening, Lucia explains to Albie that Alessio wants to “control” her and that she owes him a lot of money to be free.
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However, viewers who watched the series back noticed that Lucia and Alessio seemed to be on good terms in the first episode; In fact, it looks like he’s not her pimp at all.
After the Cold Open reveals the deaths of two characters, the story jumps back in time to show the characters’ arrival at the hotel.
The first characters we see are Lucia and her friend Mia (Beatrice Grannò) preparing to greet the boat to see who the newcomers are. As they walk through town, in a seemingly disposable moment, Lucia walks past a character to whom she politely says, “Ciao!”.
She adds, in Italian without subtitles, that she will call him later. This character is Alessio.
Episode one is also called “Ciao,” which viewers would normally think was an appropriate name for an episode where they meet new characters, but may actually be a reference to Lucia’s greeting to Alessio.
It seems that Lucia and Alessio hatched a plan to scam one of the rich vacationers. If that’s the case, it certainly puts Albie in pole position to meet his maker, as the scam could go horribly wrong, or Albie could get angry when he realizes he’s been the victim of a long scam.
It also puts his father and grandfather in danger; In episode five, when Alessio chases her in the car, both are shown as protective people in the face of violence and could get in the way of protecting their son.
Time will tell – and of course this is just one of many theories doing the rounds.
The White Lotus The season 2 finale will be broadcast in the UK the following day (December 12) on Sky Atlantic. and is available to stream NOW.
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