‘Wednesday’: What Happened to Marilyn Thornhill After the Events of the Finale?

Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill in 'Wednesday.'

Wednesday Addams’s time at Nevermore is full of gloomy mystery as she hunts for clues about the gruesome murders in Jericho. Netflix‘s Wednesday takes audiences through different threads of the investigation, from Wednesday’s (Jenna Ortega) ancestry, its tie to the town’s history, her parent’s mystery, and who the killer monster could be. But Wednesday introduced a new character, Ms. Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci). The kind and sweet botany teacher is an ally to all at Nevermore. During the events of the Wednesday finale, Ms. Thornhill vanishes.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Wednesday.]

Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill in ‘Wednesday’ | via Netflix

Ms. Thornhill tries to become friends with Wednesday and gives her a few clues

Fans first meet Ricci as Ms. Thornhill when she introduces herself to Wednesday in her new dorm room. She has bright red hair and cat-eye glasses and wears fun and colorful clothing. But unlike the others at Nevermore, she is a normie and the school’s first normie teacher. Despite being a normie, she thoroughly understands outcasts, and fans later learn why.

Throughout the series, she is one of the few people Wednesday begins to feel a form of bond. As Wednesday begins her hunt for answers, she tries to uncover why she was prophesized to destroy Nevermore. In the school library, Ms. Thornhill offers her some help when explaining the watermark on the image is from a secret society called the Nightshades. She later has a heart-to-heart with Wednesday and the macabre teen’s ability not to let others define her.

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By all means, Ms. Thornhill appears to be a kind and sweet character. But her story turns exciting when she seems to know the secret passage to the Nightshade secret hideout. It is only the beginning of Ms. Thornhill’s story when Wednesday learns the shocking truth.

While looking getting clues from Goody Addams and uncovering the truth about her parents and the Gates family, Wednesday learns more about the Hyde killing people. While believing the Hyde was Xavier (Percy Hynes White), it is revealed the real killer is Tyler (Hunter Doohan). But who is his master?

Ms. Thornhill is the grand mastermind in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’

The Netflix series is turned on when Eugene reveals that the woman who torched the Hyde’s lair wore red boots. Wednesday soon realizes there is only one person who wears those boots. She confronts Ms. Thornhill and says that she is the Hyde’s master, commanding him to kill. But why?

In reality, Ms. Thornhill is Laurel Gates, the supposed young daughter of the Gates family who died at sea. Inheriting her father’s bigotry toward outcasts, she hatched a detailed plan to get rid of Nevermore, activate Tyler’s Hyde, and resurrect her ancestor, Crackstone. In the events of the grand Wednesday finale, Ms. Thornhill successfully uses Goody’s book of spells to resurrect Crackstone. He ventures to Nevermore with the help of Ms. Thornhill …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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