Why Women Kill Season 2 finale recap: The Lady Confesses

“The Lady Confesses" -- Ep#210 -- Pictured: Allison Tolman as Alma of the Paramount+ series, WHY WOMEN KILL. Photo: Lisa Rose/Paramount+ ©2021 Paramount+, Inc. All Rights
“The Lady Confesses" -- Ep#210 -- Pictured: Allison Tolman as Alma of the Paramount+ series, WHY WOMEN KILL. Photo: Lisa Rose/Paramount+ ©2021 Paramount+, Inc. All Rights /

Why Women Kill Season 2 wrapped up its sophomore installment earlier this week–and it was hauntingly beautiful. The journey of Alma Fillcot (Allison Tolman) from an average housewife to a raging, conniving murderess was one of the most interesting things I’ve seen on television in a while.

Over the course of 10 episodes, we saw her insecurities eat her alive and get the best of her as she attempted to reach status quo. And ultimately, Alma did get there, but it came at the expense of every single thing in her life. Was it worth it? That may be up to us to decide, but based on how the season ended, I’d say she got exactly what she was hoping for.

The grass is certainly always greener when it comes to the story of Why Women Kill Season 2, and I loved how the writers tackled it from start to finish. It’s an adage we can all relate to, and one that has often taken us down dark, regrettable paths.

Alma’s story from housewife to murderer is quite a chaotic one, but embedded within it is the desire to be noticed and appreciated by those around you. Of course, we don’t take Alma’s route to do so, but there is a level of relataibility behind her desires. I’m saddened that we’ve reached the end of this particular season, but I hope there is more where this comes from *if* there is a third season.

And with that, let’s dive into the major moments of the season finale of Why Women Kill Season 2!

Why Women Kill Season 2 finale recap: Alma gets her happy ending?

Throughout the Season 2 finale, we see just how far gone Alma is. She doesn’t seem to think anything she does is wrong, and she’s come to find such a comfort with wanting to murder people. I mean, she was willing to murder her son-in-law, Vern (Jordane Christie), because he caught onto all her crimes.

In the process, we see how much Bertram (Nick Frost) has been impacted by Alma’s action. He was the murderer at the start of this, and by the end, he’s become a drunken mess of his former self. Even more than that, he blames himself for dragging Alma into the world of murder. Of course, he can’t have expected that his wife would take such a drastic and dark turn.

And speaking of Bertram, he did not die at the end of the penultimate episode. His flask actually ended up saving his life by take the brunt of the bullet that Catherine (Veronica Falcon) accidentally shot him with.

The one that thing set Alma apart from Bertram was that her crimes were always from a place of passion and reaction. She didn’t take the time to think through anything, and ultimately that is what gets her caught in the end. Throughout the finale, she planned to frame Scooter (Matthew Daddario) for Vern’s murder, or what she wanted to be his murder. Blaming Scooter for murder was a silly idea, to begin with, because of how aloof and unaware he always is.

Bertram tried to make Alma see reason about killing Vern because he wasn’t just some random dude, he was their son-in-law. But she didn’t seem to care about that or that killing him would impact Dee (B.K. Cannon), Alma was simply too far gone at this point.

Why Women Kill Season 2 finale recap: Alma vs. Rita: The Final Showdown

The final battle between Rita (Lana Parrilla) and Alma is one that was a long time coming, and I think it’s safe to say we all knew it would end in Rita’s demise. After planning a party to celebrate herself becoming President of the Garden Club, Alma meets Rita. At this point, Rita has learned Alma’s entire truth and is just looking to confront her.

Sadly, I wish that she hadn’t gone to see Alma at all because she was moments away from running away with Scooter to New York. She could have had her happily ever after instead of being shanked by Alma in the alley.

But sadly, that is where Rita’s story ended, and Alma’s claim to fame began. There was no more running from her crimes, and after being convicted of killing Rita, Alma ended up in jail. The whole ordeal gave Alma so much attention and put her in the limelight like she always wanted.

Even as she walked into the courtroom surrounded by protestors demanding her execution, Alma couldn’t help but wear a huge smile on her face. She imagined the protestors were her admirers and that she had finally obtained that level of love and recognition she had always wanted.

Why Women Kill Season 2 was a delicious treat from start to finish, and why while it didn’t have all the intermingled storylines from the first season, it did a magnificent job all the same. I’m going to miss tuning in week after week to learn about Alma’s downfall, but I’m really hoping that we’ll get a third season of this show. And that we won’t have to wait two years to get it!

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Thanks for joining us as we recapped Why Women Kill Season 2 this summer!

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