Why Women Kill season 1 finale recap: Kill Me as if It Were the Last Time

"I'd Like To Kill Ya, But I Just Washed my Hair" -- Ep#102 -- Pictured: Lucy Liu as Simone of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. Photo Cr: Ali Goldstein/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"I'd Like To Kill Ya, But I Just Washed my Hair" -- Ep#102 -- Pictured: Lucy Liu as Simone of the CBS All Access series WHY WOMEN KILL. Photo Cr: Ali Goldstein/CBS ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Why Women Kill ends it first season with a bang–and a few murders.

Why Women Kill had a phenomenal first season and wrapped it all up in a bloody, suspenseful bow. I was worried that they wouldn’t be able to wrap up the story in a satisfying manner, but boy did they ever!

Let’s start with the 1960s storyline and work our way towards the present. There are a lot of flashbacks and flash-forwards in this episode, starting with Beth Ann and Rob checking out the Pasadena home. After the death of their daughter, Rob is eager to move in somewhere new, and to put a smile on Beth Ann’s face.

We get a tiny glimpse of Beth Ann’s demeanor when she starts blurting out details about their daughter’s death. Naturally, Rob is embarrassed by her behavior and insists she cut it out. All he wants is to put a smile on her face (does he really, though?), so he decides that they will get the new house and move on.

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As we move a little bit ahead in time, we catch up with Beth Ann after she learns about Rob’s truth. She’s just bought a gun and tells Rob as much, masking the reason for it with concern over recent robberies. And as if she is enticing him with the whole idea of it, Beth Ann makes sure to mention it’s locked and loaded with bullets.

So, what is Beth Ann’s master plan? To kill Rob and her neighbor’s physically abusive husband. She hopes to accomplish this by having Mary leave a note for her husband claiming she’s having an affair with Rob. Which, Beth Ann hopes will entice him to come attack/kill Rob out of anger. Unfortunately, the timing is off because April shows up at the house to confront Beth Ann about all the lies.

It’s a bit of a chaotic mess, but in the end, Beth Ann manages to accomplish her goal. She throws the gun she’s been keeping at home to Rob, who realizes it isn’t filled with bullets after he fires it. Instead, he’s shot by the crazy husband and realizes that it’s all been a set up by Beth Ann. Didn’t see that one coming, did we? Why Women Kill got us good!

In the 2019 storyline, Eli and Taylor decide to make some positive changes in a post-Jade life. They’ll move out, stop thruppling, and just focus on themselves. Unfortunately, when they get home, they soon find out that Jade is there–waiting for them. After demanding money from Eli for his script she helped write, she runs away when the cops show up. But she doesn’t exactly go very far.

In the 1980s, Naomi tries to run over Simone but ends up hurting herself after Tommy pulls Simone away in the nick of time. Karma is a b***h in this case as Naomi survives but no longer has the friends or support she once did.

Tommy decides he wants to stay back instead of going to Paris, but Simone insists he lives his life. That should be his focus now, even if he loves Simone with all his heart. As this timeline jumps a little ahead into the future, we learn that Simone and Karl are struggling financially after Karl lost his art gallery. Not to mention, their health insurance which has left them with insane medical bills.


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Which is why Simone is selling some of their prized possessions to get their hands on any money they can get. After everything Karl has been through, he just wants the pain and misery to be over. He plans on taking his life by taking sleeping pills but the first time around, Simone intervenes. However, after Karl takes her to see one of their friends who is dying from AIDs, Simone realizes why he’s so eager to take his own life. She’s not happy about it at all but decides she will help him after all.

But before any of this happens, he wants one last dance with Simone while she’s wearing the red dress he bought for her in Venice. And this is where Why Women Kill gets super interesting. With some amazing cinematography and directing, all three stories come together in interweaving scenes.

As Karl and Simone dance, you see Taylor and Eli being attacked by Jade, as well as Rob’s final moments. It all sort of just comes together in this frightful literary dance. As mentioned before, Rob dies at the hands of Ralph (set up completely by Beth Ann). Jade manages to stab Eli and Simone finally gives Karl the peace he’s been asking for.

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As the Why Women Kill season 1 finale comes to an end, we see how the Pasadena mansion has been passed down through every storyline. Beth Ann sold the house to Simone after April’s daughter is a bit older, and Simone sold the house to Eli and Taylor after she’s grown old. There’s even a shout-out to Tommy in their interaction who is now a famous artist.

The very final moment of the season finale comes full circle as Eli and Taylor sell the house to another couple. Unfortunately, the woman sees a text on her boyfriend’s phone from another woman…and well–shoots him.

I guess that will be a story for the second season of Why Women Kill.

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