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Nine Perfect Strangers Ending Explained: What Happens to the Strangers and Masha? (Image Credit Hulu)

Nine Perfect Strangers Ending Explained: The Identity of Masha’s Shooter Revealed

Last Updated on September 23, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

The nail-biting journey of the thriller miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers ended this week. Here is a look at the ending of Nine Perfect Strangers to know more about the nine perfect strangers who landed at a wellness resort in order to face their deepest fears.

Nine Perfect Strangers Recap

The show revolves around nine strangers who visit the Tranquillum House retreat, managed by the mysterious Masha. The nine individuals soon discover that along with yoga and other wellness therapies, Masha secretly administers them brain-influencing drugs as a part of their treatment.

Over the course of treatment, Masha keeps increasing the dose of the hallucinogens, making them even more vulnerable. This makes them open up and out with their darkest fears in front of complete strangers.

Napoleon Marconi, who attends the wellness program along with his wife Heather and daughter Zoe, reveals that the Marconi family has yet to come to terms with his son, Zach’s suicide.

As the dose increases, the Marconi family starts getting vivid visions of Zach. Other patrons at the Tranquillum House retreat, too, start having strange dreams, making them confront their dark pasts.

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Nine Perfect Strangers Ending Explained: Nicole Kidman as Masha in Nine Perfect Strangers (Image Credit Hulu)

The Identity of Masha’s Shooter Revealed

Carmel, who has long been suppressing her emotions after being cheated upon and deserted by her husband, was on the verge of a psychotic breakdown.

In a startling revelation, it is disclosed that the hooded killer who had shot Masha years ago was none other than Carmel. Carmel did this because Masha was having an affair with Carmel’s husband and that time, and she held Masha responsible for breaking her marriage. The near-death experience that Masha had after being shot had led her to open this wellness center.

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Carmel in Nine Perfect Strangers (Image Credit Hulu)

Nine Perfect Strangers Ending Explained

Towards the end of Nine Perfect Strangers, Masha and Carmel make peace and forgive each other for their past actions. Masha then meets Napoleon and his family in the forest.

She comes to know that they have finally found their peace after being able to interact with Zach under the influence of drugs. It turns out that Masha, too, had lost her daughter years ago and longs to connect with her.

By the end of Nine Perfect Strangers, the police, too, arrive at the scene, having smelled something fishy going on at the retreat. Masha is taken for interrogation, and the patrons, too, are questioned.

The patrons decide not to file any complaint against her after realizing the positive effect Masha’s therapy brought about in their lives.

Even Lars, who had attended the program undercover to scoop out dirt on Masha, ends up publishing an article praising Masha’s method of treatment.

What Happens to the Strangers and Masha at the End of Nine Perfect Strangers

The end of Nine Perfect Strangers, being very generous to its viewers, gives a clear insight into where each of the nine strangers, as well as Masha, end up. Ben and Jessica take over the Tranquillum House retreat and are seen welcoming the wellness center guests.

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Nine Perfect Strangers Ending Explained: A scene from Nine Perfect Strangers (Image Credit Hulu)

In what seems to be an exciting exchange, while Ben and Jessica take over the Tranquillum House retreat, Masha appears to be in possession of their expensive sports car.

She is last seen driving down the road along the ocean, visualizing her daughter sitting next to her in the passenger’s seat, obviously having attained peace under the influence of drugs. It is now evident that the police have let her free, as none of the guests nor any retreat staff pressed any charge against her.

Frances and Tony leave the retreat together. There is every possibility that they might move in together after expressing their feelings towards one another during their therapy.

In Nine Perfect Strangers ending, Lars publishes a glowing article as the cover story of his magazine, and his wish of having a baby with his boyfriend also gets fulfilled.

Having faced the demons within, Carmel is now a much calmer person and even leads therapy sessions for other troubled individuals.

Napoleon and his family, too, seem to be at peace, having come to terms with Zach’s death, as they drive away from Tranquillum House retreat.

Nine Perfect Strangers has been adapted from the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty by the same name and has been developed by David E. Kelley and John-Henry Butterworth.

Directed by Jonathan Levine, the cast includes Nicole Kidman as Masha, Melissa McCarthy as Frances, Samara Weaving as Jessica, Grace Van Patten as Zoe, Mihcael Shannon as Nepolean, Bobby Cannavale as Tony, and Luke Evans as Lars.

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