Manifest, Never Have I Ever, and the 10 best (and 8 worst) Netflix series endings

MANIFEST SEASON 04. (L to R) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone in Manifest Season 04. Cr. Peter Kramer/Netflix © 2022
MANIFEST SEASON 04. (L to R) Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone in Manifest Season 04. Cr. Peter Kramer/Netflix © 2022 /
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Ozark. Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in Season 4 Part 2 Episode 1of Ozark. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022 /

Ozark ending wasn’t what we wanted

It’s a nearly impossible task to come up with a fitting ending to a beloved series that will please every viewer. No show knows that struggle quite like Ozark. How do you bring such a huge, fan-favorite, Emmy-winning crime drama to a satisfying conclusion? Well… They didn’t.

Leading up to the big finish with the final episodes in Ozark season 4 part 2, fans had been sharing their various hopes for the end of the series. Many of those hopes revolved around Julia Garner’s Ruth, who became a popular and well-liked character over the course of four seasons.

Personally, we also hoped Ruth would come out on top and be something of the hero of the series, coming out of the mess changed and hopeful. Just when you think that’s going to happen, the tides shift and Ruth ends up murdered by Camila for her own killing of Javi.

It’s a death the audience had been worried about, and it’s a death we wished never would have happened. For this particular viewer, it ruined what little care was left in the story, but it’s understandable why they would make this choice: To show that bad things continue to happen.

But that doesn’t mean fans have to like the ending, even if they take the time to find an understanding with it, and we imagine Ruth’s death will be one of the most polarizing series finale choices in recent memory.