*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
As of this writing, nobody is sure when Severance season 2 will air on Apple TV+. (Filming has begun, so my bet is end of 2023). One thing we do know? While we may finally understand what a waffle party is, there are still so many mysteries left unsolved, and the harder you pull to answer them, the harder they pull back at you…you know, like a complimentary corporate finger trap.
Need a quick (spoiler-riddled) refresher on the finale? Here it goes: The MDR team succeeds in sending their innies into their outie bodies, thanks to Dylan’s (Zach Cherry) gymnastic work at the control panel, in order to warn the world, and possibly themselves, of the horrors of severance. Helly (Britt Lower) wakes up (as I predicted) to learn that not only is she an Egan, but a human PR stunt in the service of proselytizing for the procedure. She manages to tell everybody at the gala what’s going on, only to be wrestled from the stage just as her innie brain is switched off anyway. Innie Irv (John Turturo), meanwhile, wakes up at his outie’s house, where he finds all his Motorhead-feuled art and, conveniently, a map to Burt’s (Christopher Walken) abode, indicating that Irv’s outie is doing some P.I. work surrounding severed employees. Irv drives to Burt’s, where he sees Burt through the window embracing another man (heartbreak!) but still goes to knock on the door…and at that moment is snapped back into outie-mode. Finally, there’s Mark (Adam Scott), whose innie comes to life at Ricken’s book party—thank goodness, because Ricken (Michael Chernus) deserves to have one super-fan there. After some back-and-forth confusion about whose baby he is holding, Mark realizes that Devon (Jen Tullock) is his sister, and reveals to her what’s going on…but not before accidentally outing himself to Harmony (Patricia Arquette) by calling her by the wrong name, causing her to flee the scene to warn Milchick (Tramell Tillman) of the coup. Harmony races to Lumon HQ (not having stolen any babies), Milchick eventually breaks into the control room and everybody’s innies are dramatically switched off. But not before Mark sees a picture of his dead wife, Gemma (Dichen Lachman), realizes it’s Ms. Casey and screams “She’s alive!” just as the credits roll.
Phew, I’m more exhausted than I was after my last melon party. But I also have ideas. Here, eight Severance season 2 theories I really hope come true.