42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Plot and Ending Explained
42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Plot and Ending Explained (Image Credit: Netflix)

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Plot and Ending Explained

Last Updated on May 12, 2022 by Amrit Chatterjee

42 Days of Darkness is a Chilean thriller drama series based on the real-life story of the disappearance and murder of Viviana Haeger.

Rodrigo Fluxam, a journalist, published the book “You Know Who: Notes on the Homicide of Viviana Haeger,” on which this thriller drama is loosely based.

42 Days of Darkness revolves around the sudden disappearance of Veronica Montes, a mother of two whose elder and a very protective sibling lives nearby.

In her own words, Cecilia Montes, played by Claudia di Girolamo, didn’t have any time to mourn her sister.

After the disappearance of her younger sister Veronica Montes, played by Aline Kuppenheim, Cecilia’s primary motive was to get justice for Veronica.

The plot of 42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 has been titled “Don’t Believe What They Say“.

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 begins in a flashback with Veronica taking her kids to show them a newly born lamb. Soon after, we are taken to Veronica’s funeral, where her bereaved family and friends give her a farewell.

Unable to find proof of a third-party connection, the forensic report states Veronica had committed suicide. She went into self-confinement in her own attic and took her own life.

Cecilia and Pizzaro are aghast at the audacity of this report and the incompetence of the investigating team.

Only Mario chooses to trust this report and states in an interview that knowing that nobody else has hurt his wife and that she decided to take her own life is a more comforting thought.

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5
42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 (Image Credit: Netflix)

As the title suggests, refusing to believe that Veronica had committed suicide, Pizzaro continues his investigation with the help of Nora and Braulio.

Mario’s secretary tells them that Mario not only arrived at work earlier that fateful day, but for some odd reason, his eyes were teary as well.

Another staff said to them that when he approached Mario with a problem, Mario said that he already was dealing with a family emergency.

However, he was not aware of his wife’s disappearance at that time.


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Pizzaro and Nora are fully convinced that Mario has orchestrated his wife’s murder and believe that he had called Veronica after dropping off his daughter at school just to confirm that she was at home at that time.

After a relentless fight, 622 days later, Pizzaro gets Veronica’s body exhumed for further forensic tests.

However, Pizzaro’s effort proved to be futile as no new evidence could be found even after this tedious procedure.

At Mario’s lawyer’s insistence, Veronica’s disappearance and murder case were closed.

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Ending Explained
42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Ending Explained (Image Credit: Netflix)

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Ending Explained

Five years onwards, we find that Pizzaro’s obsession with Veronica Montes’s disappearance case has taken its toll on his family life. Pizzaro has a strained relationship with his son, and they hardly meet.

Life is tough for Kari as well, who finds it very upsetting when her family members and friends point accusing fingers at her father.

Kari refuses to believe that her father has a role in her mother’s death and has distanced herself from her aunt Cecilia because Cecilia is hampering her father’s life in her pursuit of justice.

Kari also feels guilty for the rude things she has said to her mom. Nonetheless, she is very protective of her kid sister Emi and tries to take good care of her.

Amidst all this, Pizzaro gets a massive breakthrough in the form of a former client who tells him that she knows who the killer is.


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She tells him that Jaime Nunez Jara, in an inebriated state, has been confessing his involvement in the Veronica murder case.

Pizzaro informs the cops that Jaime is the person whose sketches they had released. The cops arrest Jaime, who claims innocence.

However, after Veronica’s video camera is confiscated by the cops at his house, he confesses that the husband paid him to make his wife disappear!

Things, however, are not always what they seem, and as the title suggests, nobody is to be trusted.

The sixth and final episode of 42 Days of Darkness Season 1 will enlighten us more.

42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Release Date and Where To Watch It?

42 Days of Darkness was released on the streaming platform Netflix on May 11, 2022. 42 Days of Darkness, season 1, has six episodes released in their totality on this day.

Gaspar Antillo and Claudia Huaiquimilla directed 42 Days of Darkness, and Claudia Huaiquimilla and Rodrigo Fluxá wrote the screenplay.

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