If you binge-watched the entire 10-episode season of The Society this past weekend, there are a couple of things we need to process. The teen sci-fi drama follows a group of teens who find themselves in a parallel-universe replica of New Ham, their sleepy Connecticut town. Think Lord of the Flies, but it takes place today.
Without their parents or anyone else around, the teens have to fend for themselves and — spoiler alert — things do not go as planned. But why are they in New Ham and who kills Cassandra in Episode 3? Is it really who we think it is?
Let's sit down and review. Oh, and if it wasn't already obvious, there are many spoilers ahead.
So... Who killed Cassandra in The Society?
Let's go into Cassandra Pressman's backstory a little bit, in order to understand what exactly went down at prom. Played by Legion's Rachel Keller, Cassandra is the most popular girl in school and the leader of her friend group. She's also totally perfect and set to go to Yale. Her longtime rival is Harry and she adores her little sister, Allie.
But not everything is glitters and unicorns for Cassandra. She has a longtime rival, Harry, and although she's the one all of her friends look up to, Cassandra dies in Episode 3. And let's just say it's not because of her congenital heart disease.
See, when the group is transported to the parallel New Ham universe, Cassandra tries to apply her school leadership expertise to making sure everything goes OK for the stranded teens. She sets up jobs for all of her classmates and begins rationing the food at the supermarket. Everyone could use a Cassandra if they're ever stranded.
Except for Harry who's "above" it all. He's the epitome of the whiny rich kid who comes from tons of privilege and even though he doesn't have any better ideas, he refuses to comply with the way Cassandra wants to do things. This leads him to a belligerent drunken rant by the pool one evening where he calls her names and worse, declares he wants to sexually assault and murder her.
How does Cassandra die?
But Harry's not the one who ends up killing her days later. Though, to be clear, we never actually see who does murder Cassandra, we see her get attacked by someone with a gun when she's cleaning up after prom. She tries to plea with the murderer and is shot twice, then left for dead.
And the person who ends up confessing to this murder is the quiet outcast (and incel) Dewey, who was standing by the pool the night Harry was expressing all of his violent ideation. "Cassandra was the problem, right?" he asks Harry once she's gone. "Someone had to teach that c--t who's boss. The least I can get is a thank you."
Harry, albeit a jerk, is horrified at Dewey's confession, and goes straight to tell Cassandra's sister, Allie. Dewey is then taken to trial, where he repeats he didn't do it and claims the gun was planted in his room. In other words, he's being framed for it. But Dewey's found guilty and is executed by Allie herself.
But was it really Dewey?
Dewey confesses to this murder pretty openly, saying he was inspired by Harry's "jokes," but once at trial, decides to turn on Harry and Campbell. And fans aren't really convinced that Dewey is the one who did it, calling the case too easily and neatly resolved, despite the fact that he's now dead because of the crime.
In fact, viewers believe this plot hole means we need a second season of The Society, suggesting it might be Allie, Lexie, or Campbell. Other fans are suggesting that Cassandra and Allie's mom (from the previous world) might have something to do with it. One thing's for certain: allegiances will be betrayed when the inhabitants of New Ham find out they killed Dewey in vain.
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